Card Making

Card Challenge -SIP challenge #82

This card challenge is from Stamp, Ink and Paper and the theme is ‘Natural Elements’.



I decided to use a wood-grain effect embossing folder for the background which I inked up with a dark brown pigment ink before putting through my Big Shot.

I then went over any white parts with some Distress Inks just to get the colour a bit more natural.photo_20170121_203931


I used a Lawn Fawn mason jar stamp on acetate which I cut out with the matching die. I also stamped the ‘lid’ part of the stamp on a separate piece of paper so I could colour this in silver before cutting out.

I couldn’t decide what to put in the jar – fruit, hearts, flowers… in the end I used the same stamp set and put fireflies inside. Again, I stamped on  Acetate and cutout with the matching die. I coloured these in using Promarkers.



For the sentiment, I cut out the Lawn Fawn ‘Smile’ die twice and glued the layers together just to make it pop a bit more. I then stamped the second sentiment on some matching card and embossed with clear embossing powder for a bit of texture.



Finally I added a thin strip of gingham ribbon to the left side along with some yellow/white twine.

I quite like how this has turned out!



Materials used:-

  • Cardstock from Hobbycraft
  • Embossing Folder – just a cheap one from eBay
  • Memento Dew Drop Ink Pad in Espresso Truffle
  • Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Vintage Photo, Wild Honey and Antique Linen
  • Lawn Fawn stamp set and die set in ‘Summertime Charm
  • Sharpie in metallic silver
  • Promarkers in Yellow (Y657) Burgundy (R424) Maroon (M544) and Khaki (Y616)
  • Lawn Fawn lawn cuts ‘Smile‘ Die
  • Birthday sentiment from Paper Smooches in ‘Spiffy Scooters
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Tim Holtz Idea-logy Long Fasteners
  • Red Gingham Adhesive Ribbon from The Works
  • Yellow/White twine from The Works

5 thoughts on “Card Challenge -SIP challenge #82

  1. Super-fun and cute card. Your woodgrain turned out just FABULOUS!!! Do you have fireflies where you live? I don’t. I’ve only ever seen them one time on a visit to upstate New York. Brilliant to use acetate for your jar and fireflies. Love your creativity!!
    ❤ J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com


    1. Thanks Janis! We don’t have fireflies unfortunately – I actually got curious and had to Google ‘fireflies’ as I had no idea what a real firefly actually looked like haha! Thankfully our bugs in the UK aren’t too strange – this works for me because I’m pretty much terrified of most creepy-crawlies!! Spiders are my absolute WORST! x


  2. Clare I just adore your card! I am a sucker for jar stamps and love your acetate jar with Fireflies. That woodgrain background is perfect the way you distressed it. Thank you so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper:)

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