Sunday, 30 December 2012

A Purposeless Card

It seems ages since I made something just for fun, with no specific purpose. Its been all Christmas cards, gifts, specific birthday cards… Tonight I looked at some of my favourite challenge blogs for inspiration and came up with this.  

The stamp is by Paper Artsy/Inkadinkado (it says both on it) and it’s the first time I’ve used it. I used a brush to stipple ‘Salty Ocean’ Distress Ink onto a manila tag and then stamped the image, slightly off centre , in ‘Chipped Sapphire’. Actually the off-centre bit was a happy accident!! I stamped again onto white card and paper pieced fragments of the image. I edged the tag in silver pen and added eyelets. The alcohol ink background was a leftover and I added a ribbon border.

I’d like to enter this for
Out of a Hat Creations – Birthstone colours (Sapphire)
Artful Times  – recipe (I hope it’s okay that the female in the recipe is part of a mixed group)
Fashionable Stamping Challenges – Surprise Us

Why not join in the giveaway at Inkspirational Challenges?



  1. This is a great card! Refreshing color palette, too. Hanks for joining us at FSC! Best, Yvonne

  2. This is just lovely, Marina! LOVE the cool colors you used--and the metallic eyelets are amazing! :) HUGS & Happy New Year! :)

  3. That's fabulous :) thank you for sharing with us at Artful Times
    Von x☺x

  4. This is a terrific card Marina and so lovely of you to share it with us at Out of a Hat.

    Hope you have a wonderful 2013 and look forward to uou joining us again then.

    Best wishes Chrissie xxxx

  5. A wonderful card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at FSC this fortnight.

  6. Marian, this is beautiful, the stamp is gorgeous and stamped in this ink is perfect

  7. A beautiful stamped piece, love the colours and the offset tag looks great.

    Sylv x

  8. Happy New Year Marian
    I love Sapphire & your card is fabulous.
    Thanks for joining us at Out of a Hat
    Janet x

  9. Of course it's ok to have a female as part of a group Marina. Lovely inspired card, great techniques employed here.
    Hope you and the family have had a blessed Christmas and my best wishes for the New Year.
    Hugs, Neet (Artful Times) xx

  10. A wonderful tag in great colors. Love the image. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight and a happy New Year.

  11. This is a great tag - love how you've paper pieced fragments of the image..Thanks so much for sharing wiht us at FSC..Esther xx