The Direct To Card Stock ink technique is such a favourite technique of mine - You get beautiful, unique backgrounds every time and it's so simple to do! I swiped my Whisper White card stock with Soft Sky and Blushing Bride to make a background with a wintery feel and stamped the birds from Stampin' Up's gorgeous Wetlands stamp set over the top using Midnight Muse ink.
I like to add just one or two little details to my cards to complement the stamping and here I chose a line of piercing and one of the Essentials hardware clips with a tiny bakers twine bow tied to it. I love these little clips - they're flat so they don't add too much bulk and with an arrow and ampersand to choose from, as well as the paper clip I used today, they're bang on trend.
The card was finished with this sentiment from Happy Day. It usually says 'Hello there' but using my Midnight Muse marker and a stamp-a-majig I was easily able to use just the part of the sentiment I wanted.
Here's what you'll need to make this project
Stamps: Wetlands, Happy Day
Ink: Midnight Muse, Blushing Bride, Soft Sky
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Other: Midnight Muse markers, Essentials hardware clips, Calypso Coral bakers twine, Essentials piercing template, piercing mat and tool, stamp-a-majig
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It was all absolutely delicious. They'd come up with some fabulous dishes like the hazelnut, pear and rocket salad starter shown above and I particularly appreciated details such as the beautiful table setting. Some people start 'grateful for' diaries in the new year - and I think it's a great idea to help us focus on the things that are good in our lives; if I kept one of these, my children would loom very large on every page I assure you!
See you tomorrow when I'll have a special gift to show you.