Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Meet 'Mr & Mrs Jolly' !

Hi and welcome, this evening I'd like to share a card I made reversing an image from a rubber stamp.

Over on the Crafty Individuals blog the Challenge this month is titled 'Anything Goes' do pop over and browse the brilliant DTs samples and the other fab entries here.

To begin with I stamped the jolly duck from CI 433 onto some textured yellow card in black ink and then heat embossed the image with clear EP. I stamped the top hat onto some black card with versa-mark and embossed with pewter EP. Both images were cut out and shaped over a pokey tool.

Next I inked up the duck again with black ink ( not permanent ink!) and rolled the brayer over the inked rubber stamp --- then transferred the image onto the yellow card taking care to start at the bottom and roll towards the top. This was then embossed with clear EP as before. The top hat was done in the same way and transferred onto pink card and then embossed. These were then cut out and shaped ready to be stuck onto my card.

The background of the card was lightly brushed all over with Iced Spruce DI and then using a CI mask for the bottom more ink was added. The top stars were inked through the Dinky star stencil with Wild Honey DI and then lightly brushed with Perfect Pearls mica powder.

'You Make Me Smile' from CI 449  was stamped onto white card and then mounted onto some kraft card, twine attached to the back so it would hang like a sign.

The female ducks tummy was lightly rubbed with some Treasure Gold Ruby and a pink bow added for her bow tie.

The reverse image doesn't transfer as boldly as a stamped image but as this is 1 male and 1 female duck I don't think it's a problem, in fact it gives them a little bit of individual character.

Thanks for stopping by and meeting 'Mr & Mrs Jolly', enjoy the rest of your week, hopefully the sun will return!   Take Care,  Jane X


  1. Clever transferring Jane, and such a sweet and pretty card. It certainly made me smile! Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge for May. Jean x

  2. Fabulous card Jane. Love how you have reversed the stamp to create Mr. and Mrs. Jolly. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Flo x

  3. I adore this card Jane!!!! :D It really made me smile too, and the technique you used is great. I also love your background and your wonderful embossed hats... :) So fun and supercute. Good luck, and thank you so much for joining us this month again
    Hugs, Coco xx

  4. Fab card idea and all your elements just work so well together !

  5. A wonderful card, certainly makes me smile!
    I like the hint of shimmer to the characters.
    Thank you for joining the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Good Luck Wishes

  6. A clever idea and a fun card.