Monday, 11 June 2012

Stamping and using patterned mats

I have been doing a lot of stamping this week and working my way through the images to make cards.  Im trying if I can to make multiple cards using the same image.

I am also trying to make use of a huge pack of Kanban mats I ordered a while ago from QVC. 

I'm ashamed to say I ordered these without seeing them as I love the spellbinders matting and layering style but I'm too lazy to dig my Bigshot out and get die cutting!  When these mats came I was disappointed with them but didn't bother returning them (laziness strikes again!)  As I continue my quest to use up my stash I dug them out and have been quite pleased with the results I am getting distressing them with sandpaper and colouring using distress inks and my marvy le plume alcohol markers.

I have used them in both cards I have made this week.

This is a gorjuss girls clear stamp which I coloured with my marvy le plume alcohol markers.  I used a dohickey die cut which I again coloured with my markers matted the image on my Kanban mat and then onto an Anna Griffin card.

I again coloured the image with my markers - I am not impressed with my efforts on her hair - black is such a hard hair colour to do - I think she looks like a skunk!  Another Kanban mat on an anna griffin card with a coloured dohickey die and some card candy to finish.

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