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Monday, 23 July 2012

Teal Duck - Monday 23rd July

Good Morning blog Friends,

I have always really enjoyed watching Ali Reeve (Stamps Away) on Create and Craft; I love the way sheet looks at a stamp or mask (for starters) and sees something that most of us wouldn't even have considered, so the fact that she has been on quite a bit recently has been an added bonus!

"That Special Touch' masks are so versatile, you can emboss with them of course, but you can stencil, stamp, ink...and more.

For this card I simply used some leaf design mini masks (That Special Touch) and using a very small piece of cut n dry foam, dipped in the tiniest amount of petroleum jelly, I rubbed around the masks. You must be careful to only use a tiny amount or this won't work. I then inked over the whole card using Wild Honey distress ink.

I stamped the Teal Duck, which is from the Stamps Away Pilkington Riverside Wildlife set, using Versafine Vintage Sepia and just left it as that. The nice thing about the Pilkington stamps is that you don't have to colour them, I think it might have been too much with all the colour going on in the background and the ribbon.

The stamped image was die cut using a Grand Labels 23 die and then inked at the edges (leaving the die in place) with a mixture of Brushed Corduroy and Antique Linen distress inks.

Sorry, a bit of an autumnal stamp just as the sun comes out! But thanks for stopping by,
Carole X


  1. It's lovely Carole. That stamp is beautiful, so crisp and clear.x

  2. Carole what fab stamping and colouring and a super card well done hugs Elaine

  3. Hi Carole - I love this technique with the Pet. Jelly - you are so right about using just a tiny amount though (as I can confirm!!!!) I love the stamp used and agree that it would have been too much to colour it in - it's just right as it is. Beautiful card Carole.

    Hugs Sue P xx