Sunday, 4 September 2016

Stamping onto Linen

Hi, today I had a spare hour or so and thought I should really make a couple of cards ready for general birthday/greetings because the nearer it gets to shhh - 'Christmas' -- eek the harder it is to get anywhere near my work bench!
So here's my 2 cards which I would also like to enter for the Crafty Individuals bi-monthly challenge titled 'Clean and Simple'.

I started by lightly colouring a small off cut of white linen with distress inks and a brush and then stamped the image in the centre.

I did the same with another piece of linen but using different colours and a different image.

Next I trimmed the material and frayed the edges.

The edges of my card blanks were lightly coloured using the same distress inks that I had used on the linen.

I then cut some kraft card slightly larger than the pieces of material and distressed the edges before using as a mount for my stamped images.

I added a blue bead and some stitching, stamped the sentiment in Archival Cornflower and then added the lines with a very fine black pen.

The body of the butterfly had 8 or 9 very small beads threaded on some black cotton and then added 4 running stitches on each antenna.

The sentiment and 4 corners were stamped using Brilliance pearlescent olive ink. All the stamps were  by Crafty Individuals.

I was surprised at how quick these cards were to make as so often I think something will just take 30mins and it ends up taking a couple of hours or more!

I am pleased with the clean appearance of the finished cards and hope this fills the brief of Crafty Individuals Challenge.

Thank you as always for popping by today, all your comments are very much appreciated, take care and have a good week, Jane. X


  1. Lovely cards Jane, and they fit the theme of the challenge very well. Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge this month. Jean x

  2. Hi Jane!
    Both cards are very beautiful, I love your brilliant idea and design!!!
    Gorgeous work as usual, thank you for the details that I love reading as you know.I keep them in mind and on my Pinterest board of CI inspiration by others! :)
    Thank you for entering the challenge as it is always such a pleasure to discover your great makes and creativity in all ways...
    Hope you are well. Take care, hugs Coco xx

  3. Beautiful cards Jane. Lovely stamping on the fabric and the beads are such a fab addition. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Individuals Challenge.
    Flo x

  4. Hi Jane! These cards are so pretty! They may be more "plain and simple" in nature but they are really really eye catching and beautiful! I love the clean lines and I love the stamping on the frayed linen. That looks so neat. I also wanted to thank you for the very sweet comment you left on my blog. They are always appreciated!

  5. the images look lovely on the fabric backgrounds, really effective, thanks for joining us at CI
    hugs x