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Saturday, 7 April 2012

A little under the weather......

Sorry for being AWOL folks, but the first week of the Easter holidays has left me drained, and suffering from a really bad back, I know exactly what I did to set it off,  I dangled from a tree, but teamed with the general bits and bobs that life throws at you in the holidays, I am feeling a little under the weather and have only just ventured back to my desk tonight, the first time since Tuesday!

Anyway feeling a little brighter after a chat with my mum this evening, I got heather to help me shoot a little video, on an ace technique, I shared with my 'Creative Cafe' ladies at our last session.....
I think I may have managed to refrain,
from my favourite phrase too!!

I was inspired to create, after seeing the cards & projects in the May edition of Craft Stamper, in the 'Stamping Contrasts' section. There were a few inky backgrounds and I fiddled around getting that effect with my SU stash!

Here are some pictures of the cards, as the film doesn't show the colours of the purple one well....
 Shades of yellow, with 'Soft suede' stamping
& card stock trim... 
Purples with 'Basic Black' stamping & card stock trim...
And my final colour combo.....
 Blues with 'Basic Black' stamping & card stock trim.
Here is a close up of the greetings, which are all in the stamp set, they were punched with the 'Decorative Label' punch & given a little stamping with the frond that is in the stamp set too!!

 The inside was given a little stamping too!
 And here is a list, were I jotted down which markers I used for my colour combos.
I hope you give this technique a try, as I say in the video...
If it isn't quick easy and achievable, then I wouldn't do it!
And do get in touch, and let me know if you come up with some different colour combos.


  1. Nice! It's been a while since this stamp set has been on the Blog - I've missed it :) Like the piece in Craft Stamper too, made a note to have a go at this. xx

  2. Sally Jo these are stunning , what fabulous stamping well done Hugs Elaine

  3. Hi sally-Jo - I love your blog and would like to nominate you for a liebster blog award. I have emailed you some more details. Love Lynney x

  4. Nice one Sally-Jo
    Could use all different sizes of blocks for this-bit like the old Hero Arts shadow stamps "back in the day". Imagine Sahara Sand or River Rock as single colour background. Got to go-thirtyish swaps to make for Julie's training day which I wasn't going to until this morning!

  5. Sally-Jo, love this technique. I am going to give it a try! Great cards! Greetings from the U.S.A.