Friday, 18 April 2014

Offcuts & New Tools

Hello again my lovelies

A few weeks back, I posted this card here.

Well as I was clearing up through my offcuts, I came across the blue heart cut from this design. Too good to throw away, I filed it and promptly forgot about it. Until now. So I figured I ought to make good use of it.

As you can see, I grabbed the same stencil but instead of blue, I inked over it with Khaki, using a new tool. Tim Holtz's mini ink blending tool.

I know it's created for his new mini inks (of which I have the original size pads and they still have plenty of ink in 'em, so I'm not tempted for the moment). But their circular design makes them a better applicator than the rectangular ones. You don't get those hard edges as you're dabbing the ink over the stencil.

Anyhoo, with my Khaki design, I overlaid the blue heart, trying as best I could to line the pattern up. I then added a paper bow from a die I recently purchased and stamped the sentiment, in black, onto Kraft card.

And there you have it. It's a bit quirky to have a pastel blue heart in a design and not red or pink but maybe it can be used to send to a guy. Blue and brown are a perfect combo for guys anyway.


Marjolein said...

And not only for guys! :-)
Love your cards!
Such a gorgeous stencil.


Shirley A. said...

Fabulous card!!! Really enjoy seeing what you have come up with. Amazing.

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely new tools...and I see your first card is sooo romantic...I would be glad to get it..its so feminin the soft color combo abd the second one manly card love the plus blue ribbon its a great manly card...happy easter Paul...hope you like to hop to my blog soon...hugs...Monika

JoZart said...

Love your bright cheery rainbow card.
I make my own blending tools using those little felt self adhesive pads from the £1 shops, which are intended to be stuck on the base of ornaments etc. I stick them onto corks or pieces of dowel and Voila! you have the same tools at a fraction of the cost. I also have a little chess set, from a charity shop and, with a pad stuck on the base,the pieces make great dabbers. They look really cool too.
Jo x