Saturday, 22 March 2014

Card Workshop March 2014


What a mixture of weather we are getting at the moment, sun one minute and the next we are getting hailstones and rain!

Thursday 20th March saw us at the Card Workshop in Chipping Sodbury led by Amy and Carole.  Carole's team made a card  using a technique she had seen and liked by Sue Wilson, the card I made that night is below:


7" x 7" white base card

1 - white square 6.5" x 6.5"
1 - white square 5" x 5"
1 - white square 4" x 4"
Extra piece of white card for stamping out the flowers
1 - black square card 6.9" x 6.9"
1 - black square card 5.3" x 5.3"
1 - black square card  4.3" x 4.3"

Distress Inks (3 shades)
Woodware Flower
Water spritzer
double sided tape or glue
foam pads
black Pencil
Sentiment Stamp


Spodge the distress inks on to a heat resist craft mat and spritz with water, swirl the card over the inks and ensure that all the white is covered, then use a heat tool dry the card, if you are too impatient to wait for it to air dry. Temporarily layer the squares on to each other using a tiny amount of double sided tape.  Using the floral stamp ink up with  black archival ink and stamp across all three layers.  Gentle take apart the layers then matt on to the black card squares.  Don't forget to stamp additional flowers so that they can be layered.  Add embellishments and a sentiment as desired.

These instructions were courtesy of Carole and Sue Wilson.

I was really pleased that I finished the card in the session this month.  I really enjoyed making it so on Friday saw me make another, with a slight variation.  I used a different flower stamp also from Woodware and I used Cosmic Shimmer mist to add a sheen to the background, the sentiment stamp is from Phill Martin.


  1. HI Sharon, I'm so pleased you enjoyed this technique so much you made another! Love how you finished the first one and love tour new one..gorgeous! I was wanting to use the mists on mine, but didn't have any left lurking in my drawer that were either clear or an appropriate colour! Fab! See you soon, Carole X

  2. Both of your cards are gorgeous Sharon. Glad you enjoyed the workshop this week & that you used the same technique again at home. I also tried Carole's technique & really enjoyed it, its fun to get a bit messy with inks!
    See you soon
    Amy x


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