Last week my favourite crafting company launched a new collection which included the Stamp It 2 polymer stamps, distress inked printed papers and reveal it papers and toppers.

This set makes you arty!  I played with distress inks, spectrum noir sparkle pens and gilding inks. The best of these were the Tim Holtz distress inks. Due to the coating of these reveal it cards you can ink them with your favourite colours and a glorious pattern or design appears.

On this card I inked the topper with yellows and orange before buffing it up with kitchen roll paper. The distress inked background was also edged with yellow. I then added another patterned strip of reveal it card which was inked in yellow and green.  The ribbon was wrapped around the paper before I attached it to the card. The bow was then attached afterwards and finished with a glitzy gem.

I will be honest. I worked out a better and simpler way of creating this card as I made it so that’s the way  I will share !

Using a reveal patterned sheet blend in shades of blue,  yellow and green. Then with a permanent black ink pad and the beautiful stamp it 1 floral stamps ink up your design. Then cut the picture into 4 squares.  ( I actually printed this card up one by one.  I told myself that I was developing my design)   You can do it the better way though.  Layer up each mini square and then add to another distress background.

I was beginning to get the hang of using the blending tool to add shades of colour so repeated this technique to colour the middle topper. To colour the bolder band I put the ink stamp into the card.  When you buff the card the ink will smudge but keep going and the white design will show through. To keep the floral design going I used two of the flower stamps from Stamp It 2 stamps with two matching inks to create the card background before layering up the papers and topper. The flowers come with the kit. I just used  the stamps  to  ink them up

This one is my favourite because I became bolder with the use of colour. The red is vibrant and really makes the card pop. This time I inked the topper with yellow, orange and red. Another band of bright yellow was inked onto a matching strip along with a yellow ribbon which was laid flat with tape before attaching the bow.

Now I know how to use these reveal it’s I will need to buy more colours otherwise all my cards will be orange and purple. This card has another topper inked up in shades of yellow. The backing paper was then inked up in shades of orange. I had some scraps of reveal it left over and so I punched flowers into them before inking up with orange again. I then dotted them around the main part of the card.

I hope I have inspired you to play with this beautiful card kit from Craftwork Cards and enjoy

Much love

x Elisabeth x

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