Mica Powders

Steel Magnolia

I thought that I would share two birthday cards using the Steel Magnolia stamp set from Honey Doo Crafts demonstrating some Distress Oxide techniques. I stamped the Magnolia stamp onto a square of white card using Versamark ink and silver heat embossing powder in opposite corners and stamped the sentiment onto a scrap of white card. I then painted the images with Pebeo Drawing Gum and allowed them to dry…


Forget-Me-Knot

This beautiful Forget-Me-Knot stamp set is perfect not only for birthday cards with it’s beautiful Happy Birthday sentiment but also thinking of you cards or for just because cards. As with many of my cards I started by batch stamping the feature image multiple times on white card with the Versafine Smokey Gray ink and heat embossing with clear embossing powder. For the butterfly version I mixed the White Opal,…


Welcome Spring

Inspired by the Honey Doo Crafts workshop last week I have made two cards using the Welcome Spring stamp set which is perfect for spring birthdays as well as sending a springtime hello card. I started by stamping the Welcome Spring Stamp onto white card using Onyx Black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder twice for each card. I coloured the boots and leaves using Aqua Markers scribbled onto a…


Honey Doo Crafts Workshop March 2018

As you may have noticed I am a huge fan of Honey Doo Crafts and love attending their workshops. The March workshop gave me the opportunity to experiment with Distress Oxide ink pads which are my new favourite for creating backgrounds. Not only do they blend easily with a mini smoothie sponges they react with water to create interesting designs. For the vellum flower card we spritzed our blended designs…


Mica Powder Flowers

One of the reasons I wanted to set up this blog was to encourage myself to try new techniques or rediscover techniques that I have not done for some time. For this card I created a background by stamping flower and leaf stamps before dusting over with mica powders, which is a technique that I have not used for a number of years. Painting the focal image using the same…


Roses are Red (Blue)

This card was made using another beautiful stamp from Honey Doo Crafts, called Roses are Red, which I have coloured a lovely shade of pastel blue using mica powders, also from Honey Doo, and combined it with with my favourite Script stamp. I started by stamping and heat embossing the Roses are Red image onto the stamping card using a Smokey Grey Versafine ink and clear embossing powder five times…