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Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Welcome to the Summer Mini Blog Hop!

Hello Everybody!

If you're starting at my blog, welcome to the Summer Mini Blog Hop! Or if you've come here from witnessing the beautiful work of the wonderfully talented Sara, then welcome to my blog and I hope you're enjoying the hop!

Here's the card I've made using an item from the Summer Mini:

I admit now, I have cheated a bit.  The stamp I chose to use is the Scallop Shell, which was also in the Spring Mini. I know that a few of my fellow stampers and customers have found this stamp "challenging" to use, so I thought I'd give it a go, as I love the seaside and sea shells generally.

The technique I used was faux linen.  I took a piece of glossy cardstock and stamped it with the background stamp En Francais and Soft Suede ink. I then took some sandpaper and sanded it in a vertical direction all across the cardstock and then in a horizontal direction.

After that I brayered Pool Party ink onto the cardstock, then inked the edges with River Rock and Soft Suede. The Scallop Shell was stamped in Early Espresso ink.

The card mount is River Rock and the patterned paper is part of the Timeless Portrait collection of Designer Series Paper. The doily is from the Perfect Pennants die. To give this an aged look, I cut it from Very Vanilla cardstock, crumpled it up and then separated it into two layers. Then I inked it with Soft Suede ink.

Twine was wrapped around the faux linen piece and attached to the page with dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set stamped onto the banner from the Petal Cone die. The seam binding is the new Pool Party colour from the Summer Mini and this was aged with a little Soft Suede ink.

The whole thing was finished off with an antique brad and some pearls, then squooshed with the spritzer and Early Espresso marker.

I hope you like my contribution to the blog hop and if you have any questions about my card please get in touch.

Now I shall hand you over to the lovely Leanie to see her gorgeous work!

TFL! Joanne x


Tina Faghy said...

Lol! i am one of those fellow stampers who is challenged by that stamp! have done it great justice though! Love the many techniques on one card.It is awesome, thankyou.x

Alison xx said...

Wonderful card, great technique I will be trying this soon. A xx

Emily said...

Lovely vintage feel to this card

C said...

Another one challenged by that stamp... but your example is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.


Sara said...

Great way to use the shell. Love all the distressed vintagy feel. Gorgeous!

Sara xx

Ladybing said...

wow I am not a distresser but you really do an amazing job at it! I love that technique with the sandpaper!

veronica said...

love this, and gorgeous colours - that is a stamp that would completely floor me!

Lousette said...

Lovely card Jo!

Ailsa Jackson said...

Fab card - love the "shabby chic" feel to it and makes the shell scallop stamp look great and probably makes everyone think about it a bit more now rather than passing it by!!

Angela Dawes said...

Beautiful card, love the soft colours and vintage style - I didn't think I could use this stamp??

Leanie said...

Lovely technique, not seen it before, thanks!

mamaluke said...

love your style, so much lovely textue.