Friday, 19 May 2017

Two's Company

Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing my GDT card for today's Daring Cardmakers dare. This time we were set the challenge of only using two colours on the card and boy was that a challenge!

I actually had two attempts at making a card and this one in blue and white was my favourite:

I started with a smooshed background using Broken China Distress Ink and Faded Jeans Distress Oxide. I then used the free stencil from Making Cards magazine with some Salty Ocean Distress Ink to add some detail.

I found the sentiment stamp, which was a free gift at some time, when I had a tidy up on Monday. I have been using a lot of motivational sentiments lately so I thought I'd keep up that trend! I stamped it in Memento Barbados Blue ink.

Using a Dovecraft Floral Muse butterfly stamp I stamped 3 butterfly with Perfect Medium, then used Wow white embossing powder and heat embossed the butterflies.

When I was finished, I felt I needed a little more blue so smooshed some Salty Ocean on and used the same ink to ink the edges of my panel. I did enjoy making something so different for me and I'm really enjoying the way doing these dares is taking me out of my comfort zone.

After a busy week, I'm looking forward to going to Charmouth later for two nights. My parents have just bought a static caravan there so we will be staying there. Charmouth is on the Jurassic Coast so the boys are looking forward to some fossil hunting. We found an ammonite last time we visited.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend.
Cathy x


  1. Hi Cathy this is a stunning card. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. So pretty in pastel Cathy. Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Stunning. I just love the background and the butterflies are very pretty. Have a lovely time away. X

  4. A wonderful card Cathy. I love your background and those butterflies. Enjoy your weekend xx

  5. Love all the inking Cathy - looks brilliant! Hope you have a relaxing break. Shabneez x

  6. Fantastic, love the inkiness and the sentiment. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

  7. Great card, I love the blue and white, it's very striking x

  8. Lovey card, i like the monotone theme

  9. This worked brilliantly. I love the ethereal look and feel - how every time you lok you see another 'layer' or detail

  10. I absolutely love this Cathy! And so proud of you for getting your ink on ;) xx