periwinkle wishes

Welcome to my crafty blog. I’m still trying to stay away from my favourite blues & pinks on cards, and today’s is a mixture of peachy tones and green. I’ve just got a couple of new shades of Distress Oxides, so thought they ought to have an outing.

I’ve taken inspiration for this creation from a couple of challenges this week: the sketch over at CAS Colours and Sketches and the blended background theme at Just Add Ink

I started with an inky background from my stash – I’ve got lots of these from mopping up ink from my craft mat.

It looks quite muddy at first glance, but I thought it could work well if I die cut the Claritystamp ‘periwinkle and friends’ aperture die out of it (which I did). I then used one of the circle nested dies to cut the flowers out with a narrow frame.

I needed to make a background with blended inks, and decided to go for similar tones for a change, instead of a contrast. I couldn’t exactly remember what colour inks were on the card (I must get better at making a note on the back of my mop up pieces), but thought that my new Distress Oxides in ‘tattered rose’ and ‘dried marigold’ would work, together with some ‘mowed lawn’. I just used a blending brush to ink up a piece of smooth white card with the three colours.

I attached the background to a 5×7 card blank, and then added the die cut on top. Fortunately, I’d remembered to add ‘Stick it’ adhesive to the back of the card before I cut the die out, so it was easy to attach it. I cut a strip of the leftover card from the die cut and added the sentiment in black Archival, before cutting the end into a banner shape and sticking it across the lower edge of the flowers.

Thanks for dropping in. This card is going to be winging its way to a friend who’s just come out of hospital after having Covid, but thankfully is on the road to recovery now. I’m very grateful that I’m getting the first dose of my vaccination tomorrow.

6 thoughts on “periwinkle wishes

  1. So pretty Deborah! Isn’t it amazing how versatile any background can be if you die cut it? Thanks so much for playing along with us at the CC&S challenge blog!

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  2. The blended die cut layered on the blended background is super pretty! I love the gorgeous soft colours you’ve used that give a beautiful result. Thanks for playing along this week at Just Add Ink. Rochelle xo

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