Sunday 4 April 2010

Happy Easter!


Happy Easter to those of you celebrating it! I'm not tucking into the chocolate eggs quite yet, though I'll admit that I've got a nice supply of 'em to keep me going for a while (if I share that is LOL!)

Today I'm sharing a card and a technique that I am guilt of not using enough!

Firstly, here's a card I made that was completely inspired by one of Nichole Heady's creations:

Here's Nichole's original and super amazing creation I got my inspiration from. I love how simple yet effective this card is!

I noticed as I looked at my card next to hers, that not only is it clear that she has more talent in her pinky than I'll ever aspire to have, but she's added such a subtle finishing touch to her card that completely brings this simple card to life! She's inked the edges!

I don't own the Tea Dye Duo Vintage Ink so armed with some Antique Linen Distress Ink and a sponge I got inky and returned with a card that still doesn't even come close to Nichole's, but is slightly improved nevertheless!

Card Recipe
All PTI Supplies Unless Stated
Stamps: Friends 'til the End
Ink: Versamark (Antique Linen Distress Ink after re-touch!)
Cardstock: White Blank from stash/Kraft
Accessories: Detail White Embossing Powder/Promarkers/White Gel Pen

So next time something is looking a little flat (no, not literally!) on your creation, think about inking the edges!

Right then, think I'm gonna have to cave in and scoff some chocolate! If you're not busy scoffing or doing anything else, there's still time to enter our current challenge y'know...



Emma said...

Well it does make a change that you are taking inspiration from Nichole Heady as it is usually the other way around LOL!

I am absolutely in love with your combination - it is heavenly and what a beautiful and classy set of cards.

Happy Easter my sweet :D

Katie Berberich Handmade said...

Fantastic card Aimes, I love your take on it, those colours really look soo classic together.
Enjoy your easter eggs, hope the Easter Bunny was generous!
Have a great Easter xx

Margaret C said...

I love this card. Really. And I need a tut on how you make such neat line borders. PLEASE!!! I would consider this a very kind gift to a girl who is on a no-choc diet for the forseeable future - you would make my Easter !! Thanks !!

AuroraDawn said...

Simply gorgeous card Aimes!

I've CASed your CASE already, I just had to, I really struggled colouring inbetween the lines, copics are not very forgiving are they LOL I don't own either tea dye or antigue linen I used versomark, seemed to work ...

Fantastic work

Happy Easter

Unknown said...

Very lovely card! I think it's a wonderful take on Nichole's card.

Vicki said...

I really love the stamp you've used and the outline around the card, it really finishes it off. (I want this stamp now!!!)

Vicki x

Mandy said...

This is such a stunning card Amy, Nicole is one very talented lady, but so too are you!!


Jen Carter said...

This turned out great! Very pretty!

Diane Jaquay said...

Well I don't know Aimes, but I think you're card is pretty darned wonderful!! The flower looks just stunning on the Kraft! I like your card as much as Nichole's (honestly!)

Ann said...

This is a fab card Aimes - I love how your gorgeous flower is stamped off the edge and the colouring is to die for!