Sunday, 12 October 2014

Happily Ever After

Hi everyone. I hope you're having a good weekend. We've just got back from a lovely walk with Maya, so I thought I'd write a quick post while I'm drinking my coffee.

This is the second of my castle cards. The previous one was stamped in Jet Black Archival but I stamped this one in Watering Can. Don't they look different?

I wanted to make my card appear as if you were looking at one castle through the window of another. Some Grunge Paste with the Sun Arch and Brick Wall stencils helped me achieve this.

I started off by stamping the castle and trees and colouring the scene. I forgot to photograph this but I made an aperture using the Sun Arch stencil and copier paper to do the stamping through. That way I didn't have to worry about the Grunge Paste making that difficult.

This was then covered up with a piece of paper the shape of the arch and I applied the Grunge Paste.

When I removed that I had the window effect I was after.

The Grunge Paste is coloured with various Distress Inks on a brush. I then sanded some of the bricks back a bit to distress it further. This was a technique I got from Sam Crowe at Catterick. Thanks Sam.

"Happily Ever After" is stamped onto card cut with a Spellbinders Ribbon Banners die.

That's my coffee finished, I think I might just treat myself to another one. It is Sunday after all.

Stamps and Stencils Used



  1. Lovely , I really like the castle stamped in Watering can, gives it a more aged look when coloured in x

  2. yes you have achieved the effect you wanted. lovely card. i often use these 2 stencils together to create a window as i think it looks great xx


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