Thursday, 2 July 2009

Another ISMAKI attempt

So this is what happens when it is too hot to sleep... I lay in bed last night and dreamt up a Christmas card using this week's ISMAKI sketch.
This is a tribute to grunge (as you can see) and I had great fun with it.
The red background papers are made by wiping Fired Brick Distress Ink onto a craft sheet, then spraying it with water mixed with gold Perfect Pearls, and pressing the card onto the wet ink to create the colour. (Thank you to Tim Holtz for his tutorial on this technique)
The green is done the same, using Pine Needles Distress Ink, without the Perfect Pearls (just sprayed with water). I then sprayed it with gold Glimmer Mist.
The gold edge of the main card, and the strip of gold card in the background are made by dabbing the gold Ranger paint dabber on the card to get the texture.
Finally I stamped it all up using Inkadinkadoo (Winter Birds) and Stampington stamps
For the option this week (5 embelishments the same), I added the 5 gold brads on the small squares.

Thank you for looking.


  1. wow !! magnifique !!! I love when you go "grungy", much, much better than the cute stuff !!

  2. rho sublime ta carte !! que de jolis tampons dessus
    bizz Mu

  3. Oh wow Trish this is so beautiful!
    Love your images and those colours are stunning!
    So very gorgeous!
    kim x

  4. Oh how gorgeous, this is stunning! Maybe you should stop sleeping, you get really creative :) I love it1
    Jenni xx

  5. beautiful card, gret work with inks ! I love this better than the first, lol

  6. elle est sublime un grand bravo!!!!
    biz claudine

  7. Christmas already ???

    Love it


  8. very nice again Trish
    Gladys x


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