Saturday, 23 April 2011

embossing, inking and stamping...

My table at the art fair is all set up with about 250 cards - every one different - and I'm still not done. I shall be handing over my contribution to the tombola prizes when I arrive in the morning: I have decorated a box and made some cards to go inside. A friend gave me lots of flat, unused boxes which I think we're destined as cake boxes but they are plain kraft one side and glossy white on the other. Not been inspired to use them until today when I laid a square envelope inside and did a quick remake on the dimensions to make the box fit. It will take 6 cards easily so here is a picture with 3 of those destined to go in it. The ribbon is just for now until it is handed over: They'll want to see inside and possibly even leave it open to show what's inside over the next few days. This is the 4th year I've done this event - Always fun with a great range of art displayed so I'm looking forward to it.

I have used Tim Holtz's technique of using Distress ink inside a Texture Fade embossing folder on one of the cards and the same technique with a Cuttelbug folder (Script) on the box. The technique is the Grungy Monday #4 challenge so head over to Linda's blog to see learn more and the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge is to use a Tim Holtz technique so I've covered that too! On the card, I've also inked over the raised parts for contrast - Pumice Stone direct from the pad where it is darker and with a blending tool where it is lighter.
Papers: DCWV (I think?); Stamps: Tim Holtz; Distress Inks: Faded Burlap, Tumbled Glass and Pumice Stone.


  1. Fab boxes - lucky you. The pink and brown are so sweet together, looks great - hope you enjoy the fair!


  2. Wow!These are gorgeous.Love the silver/blue embossed card-so effective with the inked folder.

  3. Beautiful cards! Thank you for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  4. Love what you did with the box. Your embosing turned out super cool. Love the colors.

  5. oooh wow love the cards and that box is just gorgeous hope you have a good day and sell all your stock
    gill xx