Saturday, September 17, 2011

Clear Thistle card

This card is for the Play Date Café Challenge #99. Here's the inspiration board:

The glasses on the inspiration board inspired me to do a clear card, and I wanted to use flowers. Here's my card:

I used a thistle stamp from Crafty Individuals that I hadn't inked up before. I wanted the thistle to be lilac, but the text and the frame to be black. To get this effect, I first stamped everything with Lavender Brillance ink and then inked only the frame and text with black ink and overstamped it. A stamp positioner is essential for this technique, especially for such a detailed stamp, since the text and thin frame had to line up perfectly. The rose ribbon was coloured with Scattered Straw reinker mixed with water. The butterfly was painted white and covered in yellow glitter. The acetate was embossed and I used a really old piece of patterned paper behind the stamped panel.

Thanks for looking!!

Supplies: Crafty Individuals thistle stamp; Hero Arts sentiment stamp; Brillance Pearlescent Lavender ink; Versafine Onyx Black; Scattered Straw Distress Ink reinker; Memento Cantaloupe ink; Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder; Tim Holtz trim; chipboard butterfly; MM glitter; Kaisercraft rhinestones; metallic mesh.


  1. What a wonderful card! I love the embossed clear cardstock-such a fantastic look!! Great job with the colors :) Thanks for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

  2. Welcome to Blog world, loving your header, that card is stunning, love the embossing and the flowers, take care, Doreen x

  3. Anna-Karin this is fabulous! Love the embossed clear cardstock :)

  4. Wow, Anna-Karin! This is so unique and fun and BEAUTIFUL! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

  5. Jinny said it right . . . Wow! I love the clear embossing. Stunning.

  6. This is just beautiful, love the colors and the clear embossed piece.


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