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Friday, 27 March 2015

Natural Eggs (posted by Claire)

Good morning, Claire here with a selection of cards for Spring and Easter.

For this first card, i've stamped the solid stamp from Natural Eggs using distress inks (Scattered Straw, Broken China and Bundled Sage) and then used the detail stamps with versamark and ivory embossing powder to create my background.

The bird is from Spring Bird Tulip and i've used my current favourite technique of colouring directly on to the stamp with distress markers, spritzing with water and stamping on to water colour card.

My second sample using 'Natural Eggs' was a bit of an experiment. I began by stamping the sold eggs with distress inks (Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage) and then stamping the detail over the top. 

Next I used the solid stamp again and added a layer of versamark ink over each egg before applying 3 layers of clear embossing powder. I found I got the best result by heating from underneath. Once this was cool I used it as a resist to create some shadow behind and underneath the eggs using distress inks and a blending tool. The sentiment is from Baroque Eggs, die cut with a tag die. I've added distress ink around the edges and created some faux stitching with a distress marker

Thanks for visiting today
Claire xx


  1. Your experiment with the emboss resist is very effective indeed - the shading really adds dimension & grounds the eggs superbly. Interesting to see how your bird image really stands out against the egg & script background & your raffia floral embellishment echoes the twiggy nest & little blossoms very well indeed.
    Paula (PEP)

  2. It's great to see these eggs being used in ways that don't shout 'Easter', shows their versatility beautifully.

  3. Another enjoyable morning with my coffee and chocolate baroque cards . Thanks so much

  4. Two beautiful cards Claire and the markers straight to the stamp and spritzed give a softer look which is really pretty. The emboss resist on the eggs is great for adding ink round the edges for shading without leaving any ink on the eggs themselves, and these eggs make a lovely organic Easter card. x

  5. Two times a fine combination of stamps and colours!


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