Tuesday 27 May 2014

Soft Ikat background

I've done all sorts of things with Stampin' Up's gorgeous Eyecatching Ikat stamp set but I haven't actually stamped an ikat background! That's been remedied today - come and see:

Primrose Petals and Soft Sky give a soft, pretty look to these stamps (TIP: if you 'stamp off' the pink, you get colours of the same 'strength'.)  I can't get over how easy it is to line everything up with these fab photopolymer stamps!

The soft pattern made the perfect background for a bold sentiment like this one from Four You, stamped in Early Espresso ink and heat embossed. Gold sequins added a little extra glamour.

• Eyecatching Ikat is one of three gorgeous photopolymer stamp sets you can choose as a free gift with every £60 you spend. Offer ends on Friday - click here for details.

I used the pretty colour palette from Colour Me...! and this week's sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch to make this card:

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If you're wondering how I got on with curbing the excesses of the Rambling Rector in my garden, the answer, I'm afraid, is that the mixture of sunshine and showers over the bank holiday weekend has only encouraged him! Not content with climbing all over the rose arches he is rampaging in the borders and has even encroached on the lawn - shocking behaviour and what will the neighbours say?! I must get out there today...

See you tomorrow,


  1. Hi Vicky
    How do you think of these fabulous ideas... So simple.... It looks gorgeous.... Think will have to order .... You know how to twist a girls arm.... But nicely...
    Hugs Sylvie xx

    1. LOL Sylvie! I've fallen in love with this gorgeous set so there'll more inspiration to come! Vicky x

  2. Very nice indeed. Now I wish I'd got this set! xxx

  3. This is so pretty Vicky - love it.

  4. love the soft colors you've used here, so pretty :)

  5. Love the inspiration from this set Vicky and your Rambling Rector made me laugh! Made me think of Mr Collins in Pride and Prejudice who was very obsequious:)
    Val x

  6. I wish I had got that one too. It didn't really appeal to me, but now I've seen what you've done with it, well . . . ! x x

  7. Oh, this is so soft & pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

  8. Very pretty! Love the contrast of the pastel ikat and the bold sentiment!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) this Sketch!


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