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Mar 14, 2014

Playing with ink and a mix of stamps

I finally have a new card to show you! My lost package of Penny Black stamps has finally arrived and of course I couldn't wait to ink up some new stamps. 
I created a floral card today, using a mix of stamps and inks, embossing powder and glitter.

This card was so much fun to make! I started out by inking up the paper using distress inks. Then I randomly used different stamps on the paper using matching distress inks. The large flower in the foreground was stamped using memento ink, so I could color it with copic markers. The last stamping I did was stamp the harlequin stamp with versamark and emboss with white embossing powder. You can find the complete list of stamps and products used at the end of this post.

Here is a another view.

I am playing along in a few challenges too:

A Vintage Journey -Anything Tim Holtz
Alphabet Challenge -  C for Country Flowers
Challenges and candies Flowers
Seize The Birthday -  Birthday Stitches
Crafty Creations - Happy Birthday
Tuesday Throwdown - Stitching
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Distress
Stamp and Create - Ready for Spring 

I decided to show you one reason why I don't make as many cards as I want to -
because I hate cleaning up my desk when I am finished with a project. And it is hard for me to start a new project with this mess. 

Below is the other side of my desk. This side is usually covered in designer papers and diecuts/ metal dies, but not today since I didn't use any.  

Just noticed my embossing powder still dumped out, which I better clean up soon before the kitties get into it.
Thanks for stopping by,
hope you have a fabulous and sunny weekend! 

Products used:
Stamps: Delicate Florals (Penny Black), Looks like Spring (SU-retired), Lavish Flourishes (Whimsy Stamps), Music sheet (Hero Arts), Simple Sentiments (NEW CLEAR stamp set by Whimsy stamps)
Inks: Tim Holtz distress inks (broken china, spiced marmalade, peeled paint), memento tuxedo , versamark
Tools: ink applicator, heating tool for embossing
Embellishments: glitter, embossing powder, button, twine.
Blooms colored with copic markers.


  1. Your card looks amazing!You´ve made a wonderful job,I love this style.The stamp from PB are so beautiful and the colors you used too.Thank you for this great inspiraton,

    hugs Sylvie

  2. Beautiful card, stunning image and blend of colours too. The backdrop,is so eye catching. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

  3. This card is so incredibly beautiful! I love the way you have created the background, and those gorgeous flowers! It really is lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  4. WOW Ellie this is so gorgeous - love all the details, looks like you have a busy desk too x Have a good weekend x Susan x

  5. Gorgeous card!!!! And my desk looks like that too...well, either that or completely bare but I actually prefer the former! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Stamp and Create! Good luck!
    Rene :D

  6. wow Ellie. this is stunning. when you start looking closely at it and realise just how many layers have been skilfully built up it is highly impressive. I am really not good at this sort of skilled stamping and i wish i was.

  7. wow! What an amazing card! I love all the layers of interest.

  8. Stunning card Ellie, I like everything about it!!
    Kevin xx

  9. This card is a jaw dropper! Love the background you created! Very impressive Ellie! So glad you played along with us over at Seize the Birthday or I would have missed this stellar card!

  10. Gorgeous birthday card Ellie! Those flowers look fantastic! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  11. Hi sweetie, I love this creation, looks fabulous, hugs Pops x x x

  12. Wow. This is gorgeous! I love the colors and layers of stamping!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Seize The Birthday. :)

  13. you have a real knack for this! Lovely lovely card!

  14. Fabulous hun loving the stitching ty for sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown - very good luck x

  15. Anonymous18:11

    This is gorgeous! The colors... the stitching... perfection! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

  16. Am so pleased your lost PB parcel appeared and i'm loving that flower stamp in blue (i have it too) and what a great layout too, Luv Sam x

  17. Beautiful in every way :-))
    Thank you for joining us at "Izazovi i SlatkiĊĦi". Good luck and please join us again!
    Hugs, Andreja

  18. Anonymous13:00

    wow, ellie, this is stunning!! i love your colouring and how you combined stamps; i cheated and ordered a new pb collage stamp because i struggle with combing them although i love the look. i'm so glad you shared your creative aftermath! my dining room table looks about the same, and my kitchen table and my craft table. lol.

  19. Ellie...your card is stunning! What a lovely color palette as I am looking at is SNOWING outside my window! Come on Spring! This card is so sweet and beautifully done. I love yoru colors and the layers of stamping and stitching you've done. The flowers in the center are colorized to perfection. The stitching really adds a vintage feeling. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at A Vintage Journey. <3 Candy

  20. Fantastic! I love this card and that flower is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

  21. Stunning card! The colours are so pretty and the stamping is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  22. Thank you for your honesty about your work space. It's a relief to see that others end up working in a space no bigger than a postcard! I thought it must just be me.

  23. So beautiful - I just love the colours, and the layered background is simply gorgeous! Thank you for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  24. This is a beautiful card Ellie, the flower image makes a wonderful focal point and the background has a very vintage feel to it. Thanks for travelling on A Vintage Journey and sharing your gorgeous card with us.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  25. This is such a gorgeous card! I love the colours and style!
    Can I just add that your desk is much tidier than mine! lol!

    Thank you for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge Blog!


  26. Wow, this is so gorgeous! I love how you coloured the flowers and I love the background!


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