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This card was made using a Creative Expressions stamp plate designed by Sheena Douglass called Canal.
I began by stamping the barge in Distress Ink Faded Jeans once on the card and then a second time on a sticky note. I cut out the top part of the barge on the sticky note to use as a mask while I stamped the Cottage. Distress Inks will blur with water so I used a water brush to blur a few areas slightly, this also helps move colour to areas that may have not come out so well in the over stamping of the cottage.
I like using monochrome images, they're simple but effective. I have also coloured the edge of the image area with the same ink to draw the eye into the picture. I used Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire to colour the edge of a piece of white card to use as a mat layer before mounting it all on a white card blank.
The greeting is cut in satin silver card using a Britannia die and is stuck on with Cosmic Shimmer PVA.