Tuesday, 3 January 2012


Hi Bloggers,

I just love that Sam Poole put a 'Thingamajig' text stamp on her Vintage Inventor stamp set. What a fantastic word that is - can be used in so many situations!

Anyway, this is the card I'm sharing today which I've made for the show I'm doing on Create & Craft on Saturday.

First I put some Vintage Photo Distress Stain onto a spare piece of Craft Sheet and I added some Artist Spackle and mixed until the colour was blended evenly. Then I spread the dyed spackle onto a piece of card. I used a squeege tool to make it fairly even. Next I inked up the Creative Expressions Plaid stamp with Coffee Archival Ink and stamped into the Artist Spackle. I carefully removed the stamp and cleaned it thoroughly in warm soapy water and set the stamped spackle aside to dry. Cool, eh?

For my main background I ran some white card through the Grand Calibur with the That Special Touch Cogs Mask. I increased the size of the background by running though a second time making sure that the area that was already embossed remained outside of the plates. I then added some Vintage Photo Distress Ink with some Cut & Dry Foam. Using the Vintage Photo Distress Stain I splatted in the centre of each cog.

I stamped the Steam Train from the Vintage Illusion stamp set with Coffee Archival Ink and embossed using Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured the background with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. I stamped the coloured the sentiment in the same way.

I assembled the card as shown and added some Creative Expressions Faux Screw Brads in Antique Copper.

I'm entering this card into the following challenges -
Make It Monday #70
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by. Hope you can join me on Saturday (details on the left-hand side bar).



  1. Fabulous card Julia, love the image and all the special effects.
    Thanks for sharing at Make it Monday.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. Awesome techniques that you used on your card. Love the look of the Artist Spackle. The splatters are really cool too!! Everything really comes together fabulously in your card!!
    Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.
    xoxo, Christine

  3. oooh lurve that steam train and the texture on this card makes me want to reach out and touch it! x

  4. Great card...love the background and the splatters are FAB...love doing that! S x


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