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Monday, 5 April 2021

A Day Out

Hello everyone, I'm sharing some of the cards I made for the March show on Hochanda.
These are some beautiful stamps, all with a landscape theme. I want to show how versatile the stamps are by sharing two examples of each stamp set. 

My first cards use the Landscape Collage stamp set. 

For this card I used pink Distress Inks for the background.  I then spritzed with some water and blotted with paper towel to give some interest. I stamped the image in black onto the background. I stamped again in black onto some white card, coloured the flowers, the background and the moon. I cut away the frame and the cut the remaining image into "tiles" which I placed onto the pink card at different heights with foam pads. I added a sentiment from Life is so Much Better

This is the same stamp, but coloured with shades of blues and purple Distress Markers.
The background is Distress inks. This time I lifted the ink by spraying a stamp from Abstract Fragments with water, stamped and then blotted the card dry. This leaves a lovely reverse image. I also added stamping in the corners from Butterfly Daisy Collage.

My next cards use the Arched Landscape stamp set.

I started with a 8x8 card base, I added slightly smaller mats in black, purple and white.  On the white mat I die cut the corner and added some stamping from Make Your Mark.
I then used a 6x4 piece of photo paper. Unfortunately, this technique does not work on all photo papers so it is trial and error! On my craft sheet I pressed my lightest Distress Oxide pad down a couple of times and then spayed with water. I then dipped the photo paper into the ink and gently dried it. (I say gently as the paper is thin and could easily scorch.)  I repeated this with a few colours starting with the lightest to darkest, using less ink each time. When the final layer was dry I used some damp paper towel and wiped off the chalky "oxide" leaving the vibrant colours behind. I then stamped with VersaMark and embossed in white. I added a black mat to complete my card.

This card uses the same stamp, but a totally different look by using alcohol markers. I used Memento Ink to stamp the image. I finished by making a white frame and layers.

My last two today use the Garden Lace Scene stamps
First I made a tag, stamping in Archival ink and coloured with watercolour pens. I then gave it a coating of shimmer spray and some pretty ribbons.

For my last card I stamped the image 4 times onto white card in Memento ink. I have  cut  away parts of the image to decoupage the layers. I coloured in each of the areas that would be showing with alcohol markers. I then layered the pieces with foam pads.

 I love how I can use any colouring medium with these stamps and get great results.

Thanks for looking

Sandra x


  1. Fabulous cards, adore the 3rd one xx

  2. WOW!!!! An absolutely amazing compilation of samples!!! I can't choose a favourite, as these cards are all really beautiful! Love the different technique and stamps you used! And such beautiful colours! The dimensional tiles look stunning, such great idea! Love the stamping with water, the oxides on photo paper, the decoupaged layers and all the technique you used make your cards very impressive!

  3. They are all beautiful Sandra and I love the way you have made two versions of each in different colours and with different backgrounds using stamps and dies which shows how versatile they are as each looks so fresh and pretty and completely different from each other. The bookmark looks great too and then the layered look for the last which gives wonderful dimension. x

  4. I absolutely love these cards Sandra and the layouts that you've used are superb x


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