Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Mostly Words - Stamping with Glass Blocks and Distress Inks

I thought I would play along with this week's challenge at Less is More - Mostly Words. This challenge requires words to be the focal point of the card.
I started out by inking up a 3" x 3" stamping block with Antique Linen distress ink, spattering some Broken China ink over the surface and stamping on watercolour paper. I ended up with a number of different versions, varying spraying the inked block or the watercolour paper with water. The card below was created by die cutting some of the stamped block images.

For the Thanks card below I stamped my block directly on an A2 watercolour card base. I got a couple of spots of ink on the card so ended up purposely spattering the whole card front with distress ink using a toothbrush.

And finally this Birthday card, I matted one of my trimmed stamped images with watercolour paper and popped it on my card base with 3D foam.

Stamps - Wet Paint (PTI)
Paper - watercolour paper, black, blue/green CS
Ink - Antique Linen, Broken China (Ranger), Memento Tuxedo Black, Versa Mark, White EP
Other - Wet Paint Dies (PTI), 3D foam


  1. OMG! These are all absolutely delightful!
    The inky, watery effects are amazing and it's really difficult to choose a fave!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  2. Super cool cards! Love the first 2 variants best but all 3 is great!

  3. Beautifully designed card ! I have also become your latest blog follower !

  4. Wow Connie! These are all totally awesome creations, fabulous cards
    Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More
    LIM Designer

  5. These all look fab! Love the ombre effect on the first card with the pop of black. Great watercolour effects :)

  6. Love the watercolour backgrounds, so pretty and a great foil for your sentiment :-)
    Val x

  7. OH, oh, oh.....I just happen to see this on my Blogger feed....I love these, Connie! You have such a good eye for creative layouts and I always love seeing your beautiful work! Hope all is well with you! :)

  8. Wow three fantabulous makes Connie.
    Love your colours and sentiments ... just perfect for the challenge
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  9. Such fab cards Connie ;) Viv xx

  10. These are all such lovely cards Connie, now I really have to get those dies.


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