Archive for ‘Retiform’

April 4, 2015

Joyous celebrations and an ink technique …

Hi and welcome to my blog.

We have a brand new hostess this week at 52 Christmas Card ThrowdownLouise has set us a sketch challenge, and a rather unusual one too.  When I first saw it, it reminded me of a card I made a while back using the retiform technique, so I thought it would be fun to make another …


It was difficult deciding which stamp set to use – there are so many that would be perfect for this challenge. After some deliberating, I chose the  “joyous celebrations” set, as it had lots of small images to make patterns with…


I loved the vintage look the sponging gave to the card …


Not a lot of supplies were needed – just some inks, cardstock and a stamp set! If you like this technique and would like to try it for yourself, SplitCoast Stampers have a fab tutorial available. 


I hope you like my card for this week.  Now it’s time to see what the rest of the Design Team have been up to at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. We do hope you’ll join us.

Want to make this blog colours

stamps:  joyous celebrations;

inks: early espresso, cherry cobbler, crumb cake;

cardstock: very vanilla, cherry cobbler;

accessories: sponge daubers. 

All supplies from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise stated. 

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Thanks for dropping by today


June 29, 2013

Something old, something new …

… but nothing borrowed and nothing blue…

Instead some gorgeous smoky slate cardstock and ink – a brand new colour shade which I just love! Plus a brand new stamp set too, all available in the new Stampin’ Up! catalogue available from 2nd July 2013.  So a little sneak peek of some up-and-coming goodies for you with this retiform card …

smile smoky slate card

You can find a great tutorial showing how to make your own retiform card on Splitcoast Stampers.  Have fun!

Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: whisper white, smoky slate; stamp sets: happy day; inks: smoky slate, basic grey; accessories: adhesive rhinestones, stampin’ dimensionals, basic grey/black two tone ribbon, sponge daubers.

Thanks for dropping by today


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