Girlie Cards

I’m still in holiday mode.

Perhaps not such a good thing, but I’ve been making cards, and basically hanging around and doing very little work.

Hey, I have an excuse – the weather is excrutiatingly hot here in Australia! (35-40 degrees celcius!)

So right now, any excuse will do to sit and make cards and take my mind of the heat. So it was very timely when Stamp TV held a challenge to make girlie cards with bling.  Of course, I made a card to suit the challenge:

 

Unlike many of my cards, this one is fairly plain.  (It’s just too hot!)

This card is stamped with a fun stamp I’ve had for many years.  Unfortunately it’s gone a bit brittle and probably won’t last a lot longer. (I found a pretty butterfly stamp on Amazon that could be used for this card. Mind you, so many stamps would be suitable for a girlie card!)

Anyways, I stamped the image using Jet Black Stazon Ink, then coloured it using Tim Holtz distress inks.  I literally smeared a little of the ink on a craft mat, then using a waterbrush, I painted the distress ink onto the image.

Hint: Make sure you use a dye-based ink for the image when painting in this fashion. The image outline will smudge or bleed if you use a waterbased ink to stamp the image.

The bling on the sides is hot pink rhinestone self-adhesive strips, and the bow was made with hot pink ribbon. Last, but not least, I used Diamonds glitter glue on the feet and headband.   The greeting can be anything you want it to be.

 

 

Enter YOUR Girlie Card Below!

 

Believe it or not, this blog is almost one year old!  It was started January 6, 2011.

To celebrate I’m doing something entirely different.  I’ve added a Linky tool below, so you can add your own creations.  There are no prizes involved, just an opportunity to showcase your girlie cards.

It costs nothing to add your card, and if you want, you can link back to your blog or wherever you store your images online. The link will be active for one week.

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