Saturday, 18 September 2010


Over at Bah Humbug this week the challenge is text.  Luckily the stamps that I recently bought after watching Barbara Grey from Clarity had arrived and I'd been dying to play with them.

I have chosen the word Peace and stamped it onto coated cardstock with VersaMark and embossed in gold.  I then created a mask by stamping the word onto copy paper and cutting out the inside of the "C".   I then stamped the star inside the "C" with Versamark and then using my brayer I picked up some Adirondack ink in Denim.  I took a lot of the ink off the brayer and then did a "wheelie" and brayered through the mask which showed up the star previously stamped.  I then added the conifer trees and Santa's sleigh.  When it was dry I used another mask (Barbara uses Post-It notes but I didn't have any the correct size) from Frisket Film to cover the image.  I then brayered the borders with Denim but I realised as soon as I started that I hadn't got rid of enough ink - it should look quite faded and pale - but having started I had to finish!!!  I then took the conifer stamp again and stamped round the border.  The final touch was a thin line of gold ink around the main image which should make it look like a postcard - which it would have if it wasn't so dark.  Still, I really enjoyed playing with these stamps and looking forward to trying out the other one which is "Noel".

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Karen just love your card its stunning, haven't seen these BG stamps before but I could be tempted....


  2. Wow this is gorgeous. Such a lot of hard work has gone into it but it was well worth it. Love it. Debs xx

  3. Karen, what a masterpiece your card is. Love what you've done. I just love BG too. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. I watched that show too and love the way you have recreated Barbara's technique. Still working on mine for this week's challenge

  5. I watched the show and wanted to buy the stamps so badly. They inspired me to play with cut out letters - will buy the stamps when funds allow.
    I love how you have used them - totally brilliant. A really fab card - can't wait to see your other stamp in use.
    Ann xxx
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  6. Hello Karen

    I am totally gobsmacked by your card, it's so beautiful, stunning and gorgeous.
    The love the different blues and gold, and the Winter scene - perfect. Can't wait to see your other cards.

    Thank you so much for joining in our latest challange.


  7. Fan- bloomin' - tastic!
    Love this card and how you have used the stamps. Waiting for mine to arrive LOL! Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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