Monday, August 8, 2011

Back to Basics........

Basic grey & basic stamping that is.............l thought l would start the week with a post, instead of finishing with one for a change.

This is a technique l have been wanting to try for ages....."acrylic block inking", using one of my acrylic blocks from SU l inked it up with basic grey direct from my ink pad and stamped, it is such a simple way to create a background and can look very effective if you stamp it off once before applying to your cardstock.

If you let it dry off a little before stamping your image on top, it will stop any bleeding of your colours.

This next lot was inspired by 2 "Super Talented" girls, Jodene Tripp & Patrice Easton and their amazing creative minds.

I'm totally in love with Jodene's awesome flower from this weeks Just Add Ink challenge, l went with the SU Blossom party die and created a mini version, combining it with another new Stampin-Up set that we received at Convention .."Creative Elements".
The extended Pillow box is one l had seen on Patrice's blog along with a link to a tutorial, what a really cool idea!
Thanks girls for the constant inspiration you provide!

All products used are Stampin-Up.

" Thanks again for stopping by" & have great week.


  1. Lovely cards! I really love the grey/white/yellow color combo.

  2. What a fabulous idea to start the week with a post rather than end with one. Love that acrylic block inking and must try it myself.

    Your little cards and pillow box look gorgeous, loving those big daisy flowers and the Creative Elements stamping! Nice colours too.

  3. wow, what gorgeous cards...I adore all of the detail and depth...very pretty....hope your week is fabby!

    enjoy *~*