Friday, 28 June 2019

Gratitude is born in hearts…

Sharing a card with a new stamp from The Ink Road from the Bella Flora Borders set.

I’m doing well with my NBUS, as this stamp set only arrived in the mail this week and it’s already seen some ink, aMAYzing!  But it was perfect for a bit of black and yellow action so I could play along at Dream Valley in their current challenge.  Love this colour combo, so striking and so happy!

For my layout I’ve followed the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  The simple clean lines worked well with the stamp set and allowed me to go a bit nuts with my layers of matting to show off that awesome colour combo even more.

Over at the AlphabetChallenge they want you to go either grunge or glitz.  As this thank you card is going out to a rather feminine woman I’ve gone with the glitz.  I swear it’s impossible to get glitter to show in a pic but the flowers are very much twinkling in real life, covered in a sparkly lick of Nuvo Aqua Shimmer.  I also used it on the fab chippie from Make it Crafty, which I think was actually itself a thank you from the ever-generous Zoe in one of my orders.  To further glitz it up I added a line of gems between the two border lines of the stamp and embossed the stamp for a glossy effect.

Chalks & Powders etc
Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Clear
Kaisercraft Rhinestones ~ Yellow
Make it Crafty Chipboard ~ thankyou
Inks & Paints etc
Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Pen ~ Midas Touch
Tim Holtz Archival Ink ~ Black Soot
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Fossilized Amber, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed & Twisted Citron
Arches Watercolour Paper
Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Licorice Twist
Echo Park Easter Wishes ~ Journaling Cards
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Daffodil Delight
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. It's a beautiful card. I can see you using this stamp for allsorts. It's very pretty. Thanks for joining us at The Alphabet Challenge. Love Dawn x

  2. This is really lovely! I love the yellow gingham and those pretty flowers. Sorry about the link provider issues this week. He promises that he is working on it. I did get your lovely card to show in the gallery now. So glad to see you this week at FMS!

    1. Thanks so much Jen and no worries on the linky issues, technology can be a real pain sometimes!

  3. A stunning new stamp, I love your CAS style. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. We hope to see you again. Caz. DT.

  4. A fresh looking CAS card. Thank you for joining the Dream Valley Challenge.

  5. So Effective love your Design, Colours and Layout.


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