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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Pink and Blue (posted by Judith)

Hello everyone, I hope that you are enjoying the fabulous artwork created by my Design Team mates using this month's Babushka stamp set. I absoloutely love the versatility of this quirky stamp set, and the many possibilities that the stamps offer. I have two cards to share with you today, in very different colour options.

For my first card, I created a wrinkle free Distress background, and stamped the three dolls onto some white card using white embossing powder. I also stamped the face areas again onto some spare card using black ink. I coloured the images using water based markers and a water brush.

I die cut some hexagons, and stamped the flower head from the Breath of Spring stamp set on to the hexagons, again using white embossing powder. I coloured the hexagons using tones of blue Distress Ink, to match the Babushka dolls.  I ironed off the white embossing from the hexagons so that I could add faux stitching to the edges. I also added faux stitching around the edge of the background. Finally, I added a sentiment from the Amazing Birthday clear stamp set.

My second card became a Mother's Day card for my Mum. She loves Russian dolls, and always wanted to collect them. When we were growing up, I always remember her hankering after them, but never being able to afford them. So, I thought that it would be lovely to incorporate some of the images into a card for her.

I stamped a window fragment from the Texture Fragments stamp set onto my background, and added gold embossing powder. Before using the heat gun, I stamped the large fragment from the Dusky Damask stamp set using a deep purple ink into two of the corners of the background, and added clear embossing powder. I then heat set the images.

I covered the background with a blend of pink and purple inks, before adding a stencil, and repeated the process, to deepen the colours. I stamped the Babushka images onto a spare piece of card, using gold embossing powder, and coloured them using toning colours. Finally, I added a sentiment from the For Mum clear stamp set.

I will be back later in the month with some more ideas using these lovely stamps, but do keep checking back to see what my Team mates have been up to. Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx


  1. Both so beautiful toned in colours! Love all the texture in the backgrounds; the Babushka's look great on both!

  2. Two beautiful cards, bet your Mum was very pleased with her card.

  3. Fantastic cards Judith and adore the colours you have used together with the the hexagons on the first and the damask on the second which both complement the pretty dolls perfectly. x

  4. Wunderschön, Judith.
    Die kleinen Püppchen sind so goldig mit ihren Hühnern im Arm.
    So gelungene feine Karten.

    Grüße von Sophie x

  5. two gorgeous makes - love them x

  6. Beautiful colours have this card. Janny

  7. They're both gorgeous, I bet your mum was delighted :)

  8. Fantastic creations Judith, I love them both but my favourite is the second one, because you've used my fave CB stamp "Dusky Damask" xx Zoe xx

  9. What a fabulous way to showcase these stamps. They look so different In the subtle pastel colours on the top card to the deeper, richer tones In the second. Both are very gorgeous creations. xx

  10. Two very beautiful cards Judith, I love your choice of colours and designs, Kate x

  11. These are both amazingly beautiful Judith! So many elements I love on both of them so can't pick a favourite. Gorgeous layouts on each!

    Lesley Xx


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