Thursday, 25 March 2010

Tracey's Artistic Elements meet new Distress Ink pads

I applied the ink to my craft mat, and spritzed the inks with water before mopping up with card to create the background pieces.

I used the new Distress Inks Stormy Sky, Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge.

The stamps are all from Tracey's new stamp sheet AOD 62 Artistic Elements. I had an idea to stamp the main image onto silver mirri card then cut it out to create a mirror.

These stamps are great for anyone who is into journalling!!

We only received the stamps on Wednesday evening so not much time to create cards before the Harrogate show and I actually put the stamped pieces of this together quickly on the Saturday morning before the show started.  I had rummaged around for the flower to match which I think came from the new Hero Arts flower pack Meadow.  

As I said to a lady visiting our stand over the weekend, all my cards have nailheads on them at the moment, they are so easy to use and they give a great effect instead of brads when you are short of time.  They are also less bulky.

There is another new stamp sheet from Tracey that is very near completion and is totally different from these latest designs.  Tracey also sent me some more new designs to work on last week, as usual they are so different, I really don't know how she can have so many diverse styles!!

She's been a very busy lady!!! 



  1. Great card, Jill. Love the DI background (aren't the new colours wonderful?) & the mirror idea. Very creative. x

  2. Hi Jill... I have emailed you re the above... hands will be done tomorrow... loving this plate!!

  3. Hi Jill
    I just love this card love the colours you have used I am as we speak in my craft having a play with mine!
    Tracey xx

  4. Hi Jill

    Sorry I've been ignoring you lately, nothing personal!!!!!!!
    I've been having a lovely catch up. You sound as though you had a good time at Harrogate although I understand it was very busy on the Saturday. How lovely to meet up with so many old friends. I hope to make it in September.
    The cards you've been making with these new stamp sets are gorgeous. I'm very tempted by both of them!!
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.



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