Thanks so much

..for all your sweet words on my last post! I'm glad you enjoyed the Altenew stamp set as much as I do, and for those of you who haven't been able to get your hands on it yet, it will be worth the wait, I promise you. ;)

Anyways, I'm popping in with an "old" card today - I have a ridiculous amount of drafts gathering dust right now. I used to write up posts as soon as I had taken pictures of the card, and then just post when I needed to/felt like it, but since school started last fall, I just couldn't keep up.
So the fact that I have around 200 written drafts (combined with the cards I never wrote posts for) should give you an idea of how many cards I haven't blogged yet.
It's pretty ridiculous.
My plan is to post an older card every other blog post - it's fun (for me, at least ;)) to look back to only a year ago and see the differences in my cardmaking style and photography.

A clean and simple one-layer card - the coloring of the truck was made possible by Tim Holtz Distress Ink markers. Just as a tip, using the markers works better on rubber than on clear stamps - I don't know the science behind it, but the ink just seems to cling better and not pool up on rubber.

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

Cardstock: Strathamore
Stamps: Hero Arts "Past Times"
Ink: Tim Holtz


  1. I think this one is beautifully inked! I like the effect very much!!

  2. I love how the inking gives the image a sort of crinkled effect. Fab. :)

  3. Love it Clare. Don't know if that sentiment was meant for that image but it's absolutely perfect.

  4. Perfect technique for this image, I love the worn, vintagey, aged look from the distress markers!

  5. What a fabulous card and car image Clare, love the soft watercolour look to it too :) Viv xx

  6. Aaaaaah. That's my kina card, Clare! So simple. So powerful. That ink is perfection for the old darling and so is the sediment!! Enjoy the weekend!! Hugs, Darnell


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