Sunday, 4 March 2012

Spring into Spring 2

No 2 card for Spring into Spring over at St. Luke's Charity Card Challenge. I love to add embellishments to cards, but really being sensible and thrifty, those cards which need to be posted with the ridiculous method of postage stamps nowadays, it is an important part of the design of a card, whether it is to be posted or maybe hand delivered. The forthcoming increases in April may even have a more devastating effect. I kept this card simple. I painted the background with watercolour  inks made with Mustard Seed and Peeled Paint TH Distress inks, when I mixed them with water, I threw in a touch of mica powder which gives it a pretty sheen.
the daffodil stamp was stamped with black ink direct onto the background.
Daffodil stamp~ Wooden from Creative Expressions.


  1. I love this, hun - the black stamped image looks so crisp on your watercoloured background. I agree with the embellishing - I only add fancy bits to mine if I'm keeping them, which I do often! Lol xx

  2. Great bkgd, perfect colours for a springtime feel :0) good thought about the embellishments...not everyone wants to pay the extra postage!
    Thanks again for joining us this month.
    Jenny x

  3. Lovely spring card. Thank you for joining in our challenge over at St Luke's


  4. Simple and elegant! I really like the background painting - daffodils are perfect for Spring! Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge, hope to see you again!

  5. Gorgeous background Caz - know what you mean about stamps - I'm going to get a stock in before the prices go up!
    St Luke's Charity Cards Challenge Founder