Thursday, 26 July 2018

Growing in Unity - Day Four

Hello everyone,

I'm hoping this Thursday is treating you all well. I have a quick card for you today.

To begin with I made my own background using two distress oxide inks and the packaging technique. If you're unsure what the packaging technique is it is when you smoosh some ink onto a piece of plastic, activate it with water and then smoosh it all around the cardstock. Following this I stamped one of the blooms from the Insightful Meadows set and a saying from the { . . . everything resides in hope} set. To finish off I add some gold Heidi Swapp Colour Shine and some patterned paper and then adhered it to a 5 1/2 inch square card.



Well that's it for today. I'll see you tomorrow with my last creation for the week.

Take care and happy crafting,
Helen xx

46 comments:

  1. Your card is gorgeous!!! <3
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us!!

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  2. Very pretty. I love using the oxide inks.

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    1. Thank you, they are fun to play with aren't they.

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  3. Ohhhh this is so beautiful!! My favorite so far!!! I am enjoying your week! Great card!!!!

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    1. Thank you Denise, I'm glad you're enjoying my cards.

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  4. This came out beautiful. I will need to try that technique. Love the colors you used.

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  5. I love this sentiment. I am a positive thinking person, so this
    really speaks to me. Your card is lovely; pretty colors you smooshed
    together. :-)

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    1. Thank you, I constantly try to see the positive in all that I do (works most of the time too!).

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  6. Great job! Just stunning! Love everything about it!

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  7. I love everything about this card! The technique, the medium, the colors, the stamp. It's perfect!

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  8. Beautiful card! Love those pretty blooms!

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  9. Very pretty. The gold really adds interest to it.

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  10. Beautiful! The flecks of gold are a nice touch. Like the silhouette stamp.

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  11. This is beautiful, Helen! I'm loving your GIU week. It's my week end August and I'm feeling very, very nervous, Jo x

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    1. Thanks Jo, don't be nervous about your week just make what you like and people will love it, well that's what I did. I have enjoyed just making the type of cards I like and using the techniques I love to use.

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  12. This is stunning in it's simplicity! Love, love everything about this - the gold spatters, the soft colours, the silhouetted flower. My 88 year mother is facing breast cancer surgery next week and could really use some encouragement. I hope you don't mind if I CASE this card.

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    1. Go right ahead Jan, there's no better compliment. All the best for your mother next week.

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  13. A stunning card. Just beautiful. Really showcases the stamp.

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  14. Fabulous card, I love playing with Oxides too

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  15. Beautiful background for this stamp!

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    1. Thanks, I really love making my own backgrounds especially when I scrapbook.

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  16. So simple...simply beautiful!

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  17. Very pretty. Love the gold splats. HUgz

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  18. LOVE this! The background is gorgeous and really LOVE the gold splatters ♥

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  19. Beautiful card. Love the background.

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  20. So pretty! I love your smooshing background!
    --Phaline Mays

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  21. That’s a lovely card and your background is just gorgeous !!
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  22. I love the distressed look. Fun card

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  23. I love the background and those flowers. That stamp set is on my bucket list but I haven't bought it yet. Great card.

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  24. Oh Gosh! This background is amazing!

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  25. I really love this card! I love the different distressed colors that you used and the beautiful gold splattered all over really a nice finished look!!

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