A challenge

Posted by on October 13, 2012 in Challenges, Happy Birthday Cards | 11 comments

Today I made some time for me to just have a play! I recently received some new stamping goodies for my b’day…and I have been itching to ink them up. I also wanted to play along with a challenge – and the CASology Leaf Week #14 challenge caught my eye.

I don’t usually stamp images with distress inks (I usually prefer a more crisp stamped image), but I was just playing and came up with this and I quite liked the result for something different. I thought the distressed stamping added some nice detail to the leaves. I have used two of my new Paper Smooches sets – Reflections and Sentiment Sampler.


Stamps: Paper Smooches Reflections stamp set, Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler stamp set

Ink: VersaFine – Onyx Black, Distress Inks – Picked Raspberry and Mowed Lawn

Card: AnnaBelle Stamps Smooth White cardstock

Other Supplies: Spellbinders Circle Nesties, Cuttlebug, Spellbinder tan rubber mat

I appreciate you stopping by,



  1. Really like how the ink’s worked on the image and the circles are so effective. Love it! Anita in France

  2. This is really, really cool, Marion! I don’t think to use DI for images, either, so this is now pinned for future inspiration. Thank you!!

  3. Hi Marion! This is so simple, but so bright and cheery at the same time. I love the impact of the embossing with the die. I do hope that some of your stately simplicity rubs off on me. LOL =D

  4. Such a sweet card! These colours look fantastic Marion… I’ve been trying *not* to buy them… but maybe I really do *need* them lol!

  5. Love the image… I find the distressed inks do not stamp a crisp image too but this technique looks great on your card.

  6. beautiful card… love the impact of the bright colors you used and the embossed circle. thanks for playing along with CASology!

  7. Beautiful card, love the pink. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

  8. Love the distressed look on the leaves and that embossed circle is fabulous! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  9. So pretty – love the embossed frame and the cheery colours! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

  10. This is sooo sweet – love your design – so perfect for a birthday card!
    Hugs, Karin

  11. Perfectly sweet and simple!

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