Saturday, 29 October 2016

A Better Bird for Merry Monday

Two days ago I made this card for the Merry Monday challenge:

I was not that happy with the card as it is in my old style of card making.  I'm no longer enjoying using my stash of dp - much prefer to make my own backgrounds.  So I decided to do another bird card using a piece of Inka Gold background that was sitting on my desk.

To make the background, I put some blue and silver Inka Gold on my craft sheet and spritzed it with some water and some homemade silver spray.   I smooshed a piece of mixed media cs into it (watercolour paper can also be used for this technique). 

I like to use a simple black heat embossed silhouette image on this kind of background, and then border with black cs.

Because the Inka Gold leaves a bit of texture on the background, it's best to stamp with the MISTI to be sure to get a good impression.

Thanks, Merry Monday people, for a challenge using one of my favourite themes for Christmas cards!

Stamps - Inkadinkado bird
Ink - Versafine Onyx Black
Paper - cream and black cs, mixed media cs
Size - 4.25" square
Accessories - blue and silver Inka gold, homemade silver spray, embossing powder


  1. Beautiful background, Susan, that ink of gold is so vibrant and lovey for your bird backdrop! Thank you for sharing t Merry Monday!

  2. Love the background on the card, TFS!

  3. LOVE that inka gold background Susan. Just perfect to show off the silhouette of your lovely bird image. xx

  4. Your Inka Gold background is prettier than any DSP you may have chosen. I can just imagine how gorgeous the shine must be. I love your elegant bird image too. TFS Susan. Hugs, nancy

  5. Love this card. I am not sure what Inka Gold is, but I am going shopping for it :)

  6. A beautiful background and I love this simple bird! I agree about the paper. I gave most of mine away to Jack's preschool. I think the kids had way more fun with it than I would have. Thanks for sharing with us again at Merry Monday!

  7. Love your background and the bird and swirls look like a silhouette..beautiful card!

  8. Lovely Christmas card. I like the background. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

  9. So pretty! Love the background and the black bird looks great over it.

  10. So pretty! Love the background and the black bird looks great over it.


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