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Hi, my name is Donna. I'm married and I have two lovely daughters. I have been a papercraft addict for over 15 years and love trying new things!! and sharing them with others!! If you have any questions, ideas or suggestions for this blog then please feel free to email me at the address below - Thanks for visiting, Crafty hugs Donna xx

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Sunday, 25 October 2009

A Partridge in a pear tree

Hi Everyone

So today I thought I would show you a card I made using one of the new Christmas Sets from Prickley Pear. They are lovely images and the quality of the stamps is brilliant.

I wanted to have a ‘play’ whilst I was working and I didn’t really have any idea in my head of what I was trying to achieve. I just knew that I wanted to use these particular stamps and my Tim Holtz Distress inks.

pear tree card1 I started with a piece of white gloss cardstock and added some Fired Brick and Peeled Paint distress ink all over with my blending tool. I also added a tiny amount of Pine Needle to the corners. I then used the Aged Mahogany inkpad to stamp the Partridge in the tree over the top. Once that had dried I inked the outline stamp of the partridge with Shabby Shutters and stamped off the edge of the gloss card, to stop it smudging I dried the images with my heatgun which made the images look like that had been done with a resist technique instead. I also used the text stamp from the set on the gloss card, inked with Fired brick but before I stamped it on there I stamped on scrap paper so that I had a lighter impression.

For the card base I started with plain white cardstock and coloured it with Fried brick and my blending tool. After it was dry I stamped to silhouette partridge with Pine Needle ink and the text with Fired brick, making sure to stamp off the edges too. To tie everything together I also used the Peeled Paint ink and blending tool around the edge of my patterned paper. Finally I added some organza ribbon and a faux metal tag to complete the card.

I’m really pleased with how it turned out and have to say I had a blast just playing!!!! I think I might just have to have another go!!

If you would like any stamps from the Prickley Pear range you can find their online store HERE

‘Speak’ to you all again soon

Crafty hugs Donna xx


Sara said...

Wow Donna, this is gorgeous!

TesaB said...

What a stunner, Donna! It's so beautiful and I love all the distress ink work! Love how the soft sentiment stamping came out! And the stamps are FANTASTIC!