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Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Distressed Leaves - Wednesday 25th

Good Morning Blog Friends,

I have a really easy card today, just trying another Ally Reeve technique, giving a vintage look to some leaf masks.

I simply inked the mask with antique linen distress ink and then embossed it on some card through the Grand Calibur. Then I die cut in using Grand Labels 23.  I used some pumice stone and inked the design so that it gave a deep impression. I used a little brushed corduroy to deepen the colour more and then finished off with a little vintage photo. The result is that the embossed areas are highlighted. Before the ink dries I dusted the whole design with a green pearlescent mica powder.

The design was mounted on to a Kraft Card blank (edges inked with vintage photo) and some ribbon, a button and some bakers twine  finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by!

Carole X


  1. Easy but what a fabulous result Carole, Ali is such a clever thing isn't she. The card is beautiful and will leave anyone receiving it wondering how on earth you did it. Of course you can use my light bulb moment - do cherish it though, they don't come along very often! LOL. Crafty hugs, Anne x

  2. Lovely result Carole. The image really does show up well.x

  3. This is sooo right for a Kraft card base Carole. I love the colours you have used on the image it really brings it to life. I'm a big fan of Ali's, I think she is just starting to get all the credit she deserves.

    Have a good day. Glad I was right about the card!!!! LOL

    Hugs Sue P xx