Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Celebrate Spring

I am trying to get some cards made for my box and thought I would challenge myself to find a set of stamps that hadn't been used. I have a small tub of stampin' up stamps that never see the light of day and I chose the Nature walk set - now I think I may have used one or two of these many moons ago but I used a fair few of them to create a card that will be perfect for a man. (Hmmm I may know someone with a birthday in July who would like this).


I stamped the images on card that had been dipped in distress inks and found a piece of notebook style paper in my collage box and cut the celebrate from Tim's thinlits dies.


 I used Bisters in Tim's flourish embossing folder to create the background - you can just see some of the flourish pattern showing.


I didn't want to add embellishments because of posting but I am pleased with the collage feel it has to it.


Whilst I had the bisters out I played with a couple of more backgrounds and you will see those cards another day. 

Thanks for stopping by today.

hugs Brenda xxx



16 comments:

Jennie Atkinson said...

Fabulous use of those stamps Brenda and such a gorgeous background. I must investigate the bisters! Jennie x

Juliz Design Post said...

Gorgeous shades and an amazing background. Look forward to seeing your other backgrounds made.
Hugs, Julie x

Inky and Quirky said...

Gorgeous card,love the vintage look. Have you tried the Paperartsy infusions yet? They're like a mixture of Brushos and Bisters,very interesting
Hugs
Donna xxx

Jane said...

Lovely card Brenda. Gorgeous inky background,looking forward to seeing the others xx

rachel said...

this is so pretty Brenda - I really like all the elements and the final ensemble! Hugs Rachel

Redanne said...

It definitely has a wonderful collage feel to it Brenda and I love the way the bisters look and also the neutral colour palette, just perfect for a man. Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

Wonderful inky backgrounds that give a feeling of depth and layers , the cards look fantastic.
Yvonne xx

Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! Love that it's flat enough for mailing.

Anneke said...

I love every bit of your work. Beautiful background.
Love the vintage look. Very inspiring. Everything fits
perfectly.

Anita Houston said...

Sadly, I understand about stamps not being used. Love this... The birds, the drips, the scrap die pieces. Gorgeous!

Monika Gulyas said...

Fabulous vintage card, Brenda! It was worth to use these neglected stamps :-)

Lynn Price said...

Beautiful card, and fabulous background - will have to give that a go! As always, fabulous inspiration! xxx Lynn

pearshapedcrafting said...

This is a truly fabulous card! I love the way you have used the bister! Chrisx

A Pink said...

Gorgeous! Brenda. Love the 'nature' theme in all those lovely tones of browns . The golden butterfly is a lovely contrasting accent. LIke you say it has a wonderful collage theme that you always do so well .
hugs x

Astrid Maclean said...

Hmm I somehow missed this one, but so glad I clicked back, love the wonderful background here and the collage elements make for a fantastic card!!

Lynn Price said...

What a fabulous idea for Bisters!! You've produced such a wonderful watercolor look with that flourish, one of my favorites! Will definitely have to give this a go, and look forward to seeing more! xxx Lynn