December 8, 2013


Hello and welcome back!  I thought we could all use a little serenity to sooth us with all the hustle bustle of going on at this time of year.  This card contains all my favorite crafting goodies - (of course) Artistic Outpost stamps, designer paper, lace, burlap, metal and seam binding.  

Starting with a shell of kraft card stock, I think cut a 5.25x5.25" piece of Maja Design Vintage Summer Collection and distressed the edges with my fingernail and then sponged the edges with Vintage Photo DI. Using a coordinating piece of Maja Design paper, I stamped with stamps from the Artistic Outpost Serenity plate using Wendy Vecchi's new Potting Soil archival Ink. I made the tag by stamping kraft CS with Picket Fence Distress Stain and the ledger stamp from Ephemera Backgrounds, although you can't see much of the stamp design.  After stamping, I sponged it with Vintage Photo again. Then the sentiment from Chalkboard Wisdom was stamped in Jet Black Archival. The leaves were cut with the Mini Tattered Leaves die from acrylic packaging. Then I applied Ginger and Gold Mixative alcohol inks and hit them with the heat gun to warp them. I love how you can turn the packaging that your dies and texture fades come in into charming embellishments for your projects. The rayon seam binding was dyed with Vintage Photo distress ink and the lace was dyed with boiled down coffee. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you can all enjoy some serenity during this holiday season.

Designer:  Linda Coughlin


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Beautiful card Linda, the colours are so calming. I love the soft feel to,this piece and the lovely natural elements. Love the embellishments too. Just beautiful. Tracy x

Scrap Man said...

It's complete post with my tags (sorry)

butterfly said...

So beautiful - makes me smile and breathe more deeply just looking at it!
Alison x

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is gorgeous so soft and so beautiful with a gentleness x hugs x