if at first you don’t succeed…


Hello friends! It’s Donna here. We’re still sitting tight at home here in Victoria, Australia, and I need to remember to not get bent out of shape about it! Luckily, I’m able to get lots of exercise, although I don’t believe that the pose in the photo below is possible just yet!!!!

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This card is a testament to the keep trying / don’t throw it away attitude that you sometimes need for a card. The marbled background took a lot of trial and error before I was happy with it, but in the end, I’m thrilled with it and will try my process again to see if I can reproduce it. I videoed the whole process, and you can see that below if you’d like.

The panel for this card is Bristol Smooth paper, which is why it is slightly off white. You can see the contrast with the white base below it. I first masked off a strip on this panel which was just the right size for one of the sweet girls from the Namaste stamp set. It took me several attempts and a few different inkpads to get the colour I was going for. I used my Mini Ergonomic Blender brush for most of the ink blending. I also spattered water, and mostly dried this off before going over it again with more ink.

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I originally had chosen a different girl to put on the card, but once I saw where the inkblending was at its best, I chose a girl that would leave the best bits on show. I stamped her in Copic friendly ink, then coloured her using a few Copic markers, along with some pencil blended in the shadow areas. I cut her out with the matching Namaste dies (so grateful to not have cut in to her neck and out again with scissors!) and mounted her with foam tape.

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The sentiment comes from the same Namaste Stamp set , and it’s one of many cute and punny sentiments on this set. The finishing touch for the card was some Glitter Enamel dots from the Falling for You set. This is a slightly older set, but it is still available at the moment, and the colours are just perfect for both this card, and for this season.

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What a fun card this will be to give to a friend! I hope that you’ve enjoyed it , and that you’re enjoying all the Christmas inspiration at the moment too. I hope to be back with a Christmas card in the very near future. Until then, stay safe, my friends.

Blessings,

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.

My Sweet Petunia MISTI
My Sweet Petunia MISTI
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Pink and Main mini Ergonomic Blender Brush
Pink and Main mini Ergonomic Blender Brush
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Polychromos pencils
Polychromos pencils
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Copic Markers
Copic Markers
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Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
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Paper Rose Ink Berry
Paper Rose Ink Berry
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Distress Ink Abandoned coral
Distress Ink Abandoned coral
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Distress Ink Milled Lavender
Distress Ink Milled Lavender
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Distress Ink Shaded Lilac
Distress Ink Shaded Lilac
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Distress Ink wilted Violet
Distress Ink wilted Violet
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Pink and Main Namaste die set
Pink and Main Namaste die set
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Pink and Main Namaste stamp set
Pink and Main Namaste stamp set
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Pink and Main Falling for You glitter dots
Pink and Main Falling for You glitter dots
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Neenah Solar White 110lb card
Neenah Solar White 110lb card
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Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper
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