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Inspirational Card Sketch #21

Another fantastic and versatile sketch this week from Dawn at ICS. there's a great prize up for grabs this week too, pop over and have a look!

I kept quite strictly to the sketch and had a play with distress inks and aged the Funky Hand papers.

I've never used distress inks before and to be honest I didn't feel entirely comfortable with taking a pristine white card blank and making it look like it had been up in the loft for a few years! I'm not sure if I'll be doing it again, but, I had fun trying a new technique and I guess that is what crafting is all about, having fun.
See what new techniques you can try with this sketch. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. Here's my take on the sketch.

The alphas are from Pink Petticoat, and the crown is a cuttlebug die. Tfl :)x


  1. Your description of distressing made me giggle! I love the card Dolly - I think those are my favourite funky hand papers

  2. This card is lovely so please don't give up on the distressing just yet 'cos I had my inks in the drawer for ages and now wish I'd tried them sooner. Just have fun with them - am sure you'll crack it!!
    Lynda xxx

  3. great card, love those papers

  4. what a fab and fun card, I love it!!

  5. Hi Dolly!!!..Your card is `gorgeous`..
    Keep at the distressing!!!!!
    Its sooo much fun Dolly..
    Great to catch up!!!!
    Enjoy the rest of your week :) x

  6. Aw thanks Vicky ooo and lovin the new blog header.

  7. Cute card. I love the small birthday in the corner an crown

  8. Dolly, this card is a royal gem! I think it turned out beautifully! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your kind comment. I really appreciate it!

  9. Dolly this card is fab, love all the details, great take on Dawn's sketch, HuGs Kim :)

  10. Love this one Dolly, so fun and pretty and just love love the queen crown with that paper - it's perfect!


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