I have made it back to blog land! and will hopefully catch up with you all over the next few days.
We decided to have a week away in the caravan (last min) so we went off to Sandringham in Norfolk for a week. We had a great time even though the weather was a little cold, we managed to get lots of walks with our dog Millie, who loves running around on the beach, and we even managed fish & chips sitting on a bench in the sunshine.
I only took a few craft supplies with me and I did not have my laptop because my son was in the process of cleaning it up. While away I decided to have a go at Jenifer Mcguire's Distress ink lifting technique which is available HERE
For this first card I used a stamp from Clearly Besotted winter blooms. I stamped the image in versa mark ink and then heat embossed in white. I used chipped saphire distress ink to cover the whole card panel (2.5 inch by 5 1/2 inch), then added water as per the video. I loved playing about with this technique although it does use quiet a bit of ink !!
For this card I embossed some lines to form a rectangle in the centre of my card, cut the panel down and adhered to the centre, the sentiment is from Crazy about you stamp set.
For my second card I used You've got this stamp set and again used some white embossing powder, this was actually my first panel that I created! the inking is not so good (need practise)
I created a little frame for this card using two stitched rectangle dies, and then adhered with some foam pads.
I did try this technique using some ink pads from stampin up but you don't get such a good effect.