June 02, 2013

Stamped and Inked

Hi Everybody,

First I wanted to say "Thank You"  to those of you who have joined my new class with The Art Studio

The first class is is available to buy and there will be a permanent link ... to all the classes added ...  in the sidebar on the right.

Once you have purchased the class you have unlimited access to it 24/7 and it  will never go away.

To get there just click the logo for The Art Studio and I hope you will come and join me. 

There is a FAQ tab at the top of the new page that will give you lots more information.

The cards we create in the classes will not be added to the blog and you can email me with regards to the class at ...    cgriffiths@scrapbooknewsandreview.com

Todays card is a very simple one  that has been created from the Labels 29 stamp that matches the die... and then cut out with that die.

I stamped the image with the Big'n Juicy Waterfall Ink pad which gives the two colour look and then I used Spectrum Noir pens to colour in the scrolls and flowers on the stamp. Pearls have been added to the flower centres.

I used a good quality 300 gsm card to give some substance and then added it to the card base with foam tape. The backing paper is from a PolkaDoodles CD

I wrapped a beautiful wide satin ribbon ... from Mei Flower ... around it first and tied a big chocolate box bow then added a pearl flower to the centre to cover the knot, and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley

Pearly swirls and edges have been added for a touch of glamour and they are from Want2Scrap

The large pearls at the right hand top are some of the "Bulk Bling"  that is bought by the 1/2 cupful and you get lots of pearls for your money.

More tomorrow ...

Hugs xx


  1. Beautiful card Christina. You have just reminded me that I have that big and juicy pad sitting unused - after seeing this card I will have to get it out again.

  2. Gorgeous card...the colours and swirls remind me of the sea...very summery.

  3. Beautiful card.
    I also have the big and juicy ink pad which is being unused. Time to dig it out and use it I guess. Not doing much good sitting on my shelf getting dusty.
    Thanks for the inspiration

  4. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the beautiful colors!! So pretty!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Another beautiful entry into my all time favorite cards by Christina. I want to thank you for the tutorial on the Ribbons and Buckles. It is very gratifying to know that you read all of your post and respond so quickly to our needs. You Are The Best!!!!!

  6. Pretty! I love the soft colors.

  7. Such a gorgeous card Christina. I love the Big Juicy pads, the colours are so pretty. Pat x

  8. Beautiful card Christina... I love the stamp you used and the label , I never knew you could get a stamp that matched a diecut..Congrats on your new art studio classes!!!! hugs

  9. HI Christina.. great! tutorial.. beautiful cards cant wait for the next one.. way to go


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