Saturday, 18 August 2018

Getting scripty

It's our next challenge at the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. The month is just flying by!

For my theme challenge I chose "Script".

My card actually ended up being very simple.

I used my distress oxides - I can't believe that they've been around such a short time, they're such an integral part of my crafting now - and I know I'm not the only one!

To start, I stamped my card with an old favourite holly stamp, and a script stamp. I used cracked pistachio, wild honey, fired brick and iced spruce.

To activate the inks, I spritzed with water, and left to dry naturally.

I like the spread of colours, although wanted a bit less of the white left.

I cut the card down for a 5x7 card base, then put it into my stamp platform.

For the sentiment I used archival potting soil ink, but it didn't stand out enough so I went over again with stazon spiced chai - the stamp platform is great for trying something and getting a second shot!

I used the potting soil to stamp an IndigBlu script stamp randomly over the background, and a Clarity holly and ivy stamp around the edge.

The final step was to sponge vintage photo distress oxide round the edge, and I also sponged antique linen over the rest to take away the white and add to the vintage feel.

And then I mounted on the card blank!

So pretty straightforward, but also I think pretty!

To join in with the challenge, head over to the 52CCT blog - you have until Friday 24th to enter!


  1. Ce qu'elle est élégante Lucinda, j'aime ce sentiment gothique et ce fond si coloré, biz

  2. Definitely pretty. Love the vintage look and the inking round the edge just finishes it off. x

  3. Lovely card you made and I like the script background :-))
    Hugs, Andreja


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