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Wednesday 29 January 2014

Indigo Blu Hearts and Flourishes

Good morning folks, hope you're having a good week.We're so busy at work at the minute I don't feel as if my feet have touched ground so its lovely to get home and have a play in my craft room. Getting inky has got to be one of the best stressbusters lol. I had a lovely inky time making this card, talk about mucky paws :-)

I'd been playing around with distress inks and the ombre technique featured in this months Craft Stamper magazine and particularly liked the effect with the reds (Aged Mahogany, Barn Door and Festive Berries). I thought the red would look fab with gold so I set to with my Flitter Glu and Indigo Blu stamps.

The focal image is Love is, a really beautifully detailed stamp. I used Chariots of Fire gilding flakes on the image and also around the edge of the red card. The background was made using Floral Swirl inked up with the same reds in distress ink and stamped on cream cardstock. I overstamped with English Flourish using Flitter Glu and again used Chariots of Fire gilding flakes. I added some pearls, cream lace and black seam binding from the Ribbon Girl. To finish off I attached a little brass key (ok ok this was to cover up a big messy fingermark but don't tell lol)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
ABC Challenge: D is for dazzle
Dreamtime Designs: new technique
Indigo Blu: From the heart
Penny Black and More: love is in the air
Ribbon Girl : anything goes

Hope you're having a good day and thanks for visiting today, 
Claire xx


  1. A stunning card Claire, the heart looks fantastic.

  2. Love your card, that heart is beautiful.

    Patricia x

  3. This is just stunning. Hugs, Claire x

  4. Hi Claire
    This is terrific, The heart stamp is glorious. Don't tell what? I know nothing. . .nudge nudge!
    Your Sammy is glorious too!
    Best wishes.
    Ang x

  5. stunning card Claire - love this stamp - a real beauty xx

  6. Claire this is beautiful

    Jackie x

  7. LOVE, love it! beautiful take on the challenge at Indigoblu! (no I am not on their DT :)

  8. Lovely rich look to this, great card! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge!

  9. Gorgeous card! Thank you for playing along in Craft Stamper challenge!

  10. Lovely rich reds, the gold is a fab contrast! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper ombré challenge!

  11. Beautifully done, love it. Thank you for joining us in the Indigoblu Blog Challenge, and good luck!
    Nikki K. xx

  12. This is stunning, love the rich colour tones. Thanks for joining in with the IndigoBlu challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  13. Gorgeous card!

    Thanks for taking part in the the IndigoBlu Challenge

    IndigoBlu DT


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