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Wednesday, 3 March 2010

A Simple Card

This is my card for this week's Bah Humbug challenge, which is Trees and decided to keep it very simple. I actually had it made in plenty of time to post it yesterday, but I as I didn't have a dark blue ribbon I decided to colour some white. I had used Distress Ink in Denim to stamp the image and as I couldn't find a marker the right colour I decided to us the ink pad. I discovered that Distress Inks do not actually work too well because they take so long to dry. I had blue fingers and wasted a couple sheets of card, I even rubbed it with kitchen towel, all to no avail. So decided to leave it overnight, and I still managed to mark the card slightly when trying to put it together, this morning but decided I could cover the inky mark with the toppers. The image is from an unmounted Elusive Images Christmas plate. Sorry there is a bit of shadow on the card, that is because I have got sunshine streaming in throught the windows, which is reflecting off the awful white stuff still lying around, deep and crisp and even.
I am going to enter this card into the SaturdaySpotlight Challenge as well, which is Clean and Simple.
Thank you for visiting today and for any comments which you may wish to make. I appreciate them very much. Beryl x


  1. It might be simple but is it stunning, i love the coolness to it, hugs pops x

  2. This is lovely Beryl as you say clean and simple but so effective. I have that stamp too. Love Cynthia x

  3. Fab card Beryl and much more than simple. Distress Inks are messy aren't they? I try to remember to wear gloves when I am working with them. You have covered your marks successfully, well done. Cathy xxxx

  4. Oh I love your card Beryl, doesnt it look good in just one colour, I must try that! Very elegant indeed!

    Glad youve got some sunshine too just dont look at the white stuff! lol

    Keryn x

  5. Wow Beryl, that's a stunner. Hugs x

  6. Stunning card Beryl,very

  7. Beautiful Beryl - just gorgeous. Sorry to hear you had such a time with the ink - can't remember that happening to me although I've only dyed it with distress ink once. I used cut and dry foam to apply it could that be the difference?
    Anyway your card is beautiful in it's simplicity - love the stamp and the layout.
    Ann xxx

  8. This card is gorgeous Beryl. Less is definately more on this one.

  9. I do like clean and simple cards. The image, stamped in blue,is especially attractive. I agree re distress inks, I have had this problem too.

  10. The white and textures go so well with this wintery scene!! Gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us at Sat. Spotlight this week! What an awesome job on your clean and simple creation.

  11. Simple, but beautiful! love the image and the polka dot embossed panel!

  12. Hello Beryl

    Wow, what a stunning and beautiful card, just gorgeous. Fabulous use of Distress Inks and a great layout.

    Thank you for joining in our latest challange.


  13. Oh so beautiful!! I love the shimmer and the monochromatic colors!!! Stunning layout too!! Thanks for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

  14. So elegant. Thanks for joining with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!!

  15. Lovely card Beryl - a perfect example of "less is more" theory!
    Thank you for joining us again at Bah! Humbug!


  16. really stunning beryl i love this one
    carol x


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