Saturday, 1 July 2017



Hi There!

Good to have you join me

Can you believe it
the first half of the year has
gone?  Like a puff of smoke!  
Just like that.......

Oh well, not to worry, we
have Hazel Harler here so
let's settle down and get

"Hi everybody, I have a card to share 
with you today.

I started by stamping the Impression Obsession 
image onto card with distress ink and then 
I used a water brush to soften the inked lines. 

On the stamp the ring has been cut off at the top 
so I used a pen to make it into a whole ring.

The stamped image was matted onto black card.

For the background I stamped the Impression Obsession
 stamp onto white card.

I used this stamp because I thought it 
looked like waves.

The sand was then stamped over the swirly waves.

 A close up of the finished background.

 I decided to use this Kaisercraft paper on my card.

I distressed the edges and stitched round them.

I decided that I wanted more of the striped paper 
showing so I trimmed the stamped background
 and stamped a quote on it.

A close up of the quote.

To finish the card I wrapped some thread 
round the bottom of the background, 
added the metal charm and die cut seagulls."

Supplies used:

Square card blank.
Impression Obsession cover a card stamps for the background.
Impression Obsession stamp for the main image.
Impression Obsession seagull dies.
Kaisercraft Indigo Skies paper pad.
Archival ink - forget me not.
Distress ink - walnut stain and spiced marmalade.
Water brush.
White and black card.
Brown thread and charm.
Sewing machine - optional, can be stitched by hand.

Thank you Hazel - a great
card (especially for a man)
and I do like the seagull
sitting on the charm!

Don't you think that
putting the top back on the
life belt was a stroke of
brilliance?  I do but would
not have thought of it myself!

Leave you with that......

'Til tomorrow

Mickie xx


  1. Love the colour palette and the stitching detail. A great card.
    Alison x

  2. I love this one. The wave background overstamped with the sand looks really interesting. A great card.


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