Friday, 23 April 2010

Clean Teal Card

And the winner of the Spring Fairy Puddle card is ...

Suzanne said...
A brilliant card. The image is fantastic and I love the way you've made the frog look like he's jumping of the page - really lifelike - brilliant
Hugs
Suzanne x
22 April 2010 10:30
If you would like to drop me a line with your details on I'll pop it in the post for you.
So on to today's card
Ooooo the power of masking tape, I started the card by masking off a strip along the top and the bottom of a piece of card then using teal ink and a sponge I blended the ink into the centre of the card, using the same ink I stamped the flourish from the silent night stamp set (Papertrey Ink) and stamped around the edges of the blended centre. After removing the masking tape I embossed both top and bottom of the card with the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots A2 embossing folder.
I stamped a sentiment from Stampin Up and used the circle punch to cut it out.
After that a bit of matting a layering and a ribbon and a couple of charms were added.

If you would like to have this card then please leave me a comment and I'll do a draw for it.


68 comments:

Lorraine said...

Hi Jak this is a stunning card so clean and crisp i love this style of card xx

Poppet said...

Beautiful card Jak. So stylish. :-) xx

Love crafts forever said...

I like card a lot.

Marisa said...

Hi Jak, love the card. Teal is one of my favourite colours, and I think combined with white, always gives an elegant look.
Hugs
Marisa

Villý Vilhjálms said...

I have to say that I love how simple this card is. It's just gorgeous. Love the colors.

fusiafscrapping said...

Your card is stunning Jak. I love this card especially the embellishments :)

Regina said...

Jak!!!
I also have to say that I love the elegance of this card. It´s absolutely gorgeous!!
Hugs
Regina

ursula Uphof said...

Such an elegant card Jak, I think more and more this clean and crisp style apeals to me.

Manasa said...

Hi Jak ,
Just loving ur creations...just found your blog and in love with it...I just found that u use a lot of Mo's images.Actually I have been wanting to use of on Mo's image too in my card but not quite sure about how to colour this image of Mo's http://www.papercraftplanet.com/group/mosdigitalpencil/forum/topics/1000-stars cos I just love it.I would love any tips that you could give :) Thanks

Pamela said...

Another elegant card Jak, beautiful.
Pam x

Gunilla said...

This card is lovely, all your cards are. I really like the idea of only embossing parts of the card. I will have to give it a go myself. Kind regards, Gunilla

Penni said...

A very elegant card Jak, the colour is fabulous and I love the charms.

Hugs
Penni
X

Janice said...

Really love this card Jak, it's so classy.
Thanks for sharing the tip with the masking tape!

Jan R x

Nannieflash said...

Morning Jak, wow what a really elegant and classy card, not at all fussy just simple and stunning. With love and hugs Shirleyxxx

Lynne said...

Lovely card Jak. Blue is such a clean,crisp colour.
Lynne xxx

My'scardcorner said...

This is lovely Jak love how youve just coloured the middle dont know if Id dare attempt that lol Makes the card so individual.
Myrax

Sheila - Ginger said...

As you said Jak,'clean and crisp' but oh so gorgeous and my favourite colour...love it!

Love Sheila xx

Anonymous said...

Just love this card - it is so clean and crisp and the colours are beautiful. Am just off to look out the masking tape.
Love Wendy P

Happy Days said...

Gorgeous card. I love the simplicity of it. x

Tracy said...

I love the design of this card, I like how you've blended the ink and the entire look of the card is elegant and beautiful.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Suzanne said...

Yetserday's card was my favourite of all this week so I was realy pleased to see my name this morning. Todays card is fab and I will need to try this technique sometime - brilliant effect. Thanks Jak
Hugs
Suzanne x

Birgit said...

How could you possibly know that teal is my favorite color? I love this card's design -- so very elegant.

Happy creating,
Birgit

Loraine said...

I love the simple understated elegance of this card, and teal is such a classy colour. Stunning and cleverly constructed.

Loraine x

Jac said...

What a stunning card, so simply elegant and one of my fav colours. Awesome work as always!

Happy crafting,
Jacqui

Rainmac said...

Oh wow what a gorgeous card, beautiful colours and so elegant x

PepPop said...

Lovely card and great idea with the masking tape. Jaqui x

Maureen [docrafts] said...

Such a lovely fresh card, brilliant layout and the colours are stunning.
Maureen........x

Rusty said...

Wow what an elegant card, I absolutely love teal and this would look perfect on my fireplace! I love everything you have done and you are such an inspiration with your cards!

Thankyou for sharing. Tams xx

Dora said...

This is so beautiful and so elegant. I love it. Thanks so much for your detailed explanation, you are such an inspiration. Hugs xxx

debb said...

I love the simple crispness to this card! And.. it reminds me I have that sentiment- must dig it out and use it!

Anonymous said...

Simple, elegant and love the charms - just love your ideas.

Eve (Hamrow)

lady Anne Howard said...

I just love everything about this card, the colours, The simplicity of it is all beautiful. Thank you for your inspiration Jak...
Love ~ Lady Anne xx

Anonymous said...

Simple and yet very elegant. Love the design of this.
You just gave me a very good idea
on a card I'm working on,so thank you for the inspiration.
ColleenB.

mckinkle said...

Beautiful card Jak, I love the teal it is exquisite!

Keryn x

Starr said...

I love the different techniques you use in making your cards. This idea will be fun to try.

Carole RB said...

Hi Jak
Great card: simple, clean and so elegant.

Mad Mary said...

Gorgeous card Jak and thanks for the tip with masking tape. I would never have thought to do that. Love the colour too.

Mary xx

Anonymous said...

Such a clean and crisp looking card. Charms are that added little extra. Lovely card Ursula XXX

Ida / Little said...

Another elegant and fab card. White is such a good colour to match with everything!

Hugs Ida

caroline said...

Great card jak i love the simplicity and the style. The charms just add that little bit of elegance.
caroline xxx

Lynn said...

What a elegant looking card, love this colour. Lynn

Spicey Cat Chick said...

How incredible clever to mask and basically create your own DP! I love it; and to go back and emboss the white areas is simply brilliant! Gorgeous card.

Anonymous said...

This is such an elegant card, Jak and using the masking tape leaves such a clean, crisp edge-instant backing paper! Just lovely.

Alice (beemer)

marilynmurphy said...

So clean, simple and elegant. Love it.

Marilyn

iReneM said...

A lovely colour, Jak, and I LOVE the swirl stamp :-)

x

Crafty Littler Things said...

Lovely Jak I love the way it looks like its different papaer layers you have used but its not, isnt masking tape great.....never thought I would be looking in the decorating box for something to craft with but there it was a huge new roll, Im afraid it will have to be used see if I can get it as nice as yours xx

Anonymous said...

A stunning card Jak..
Think this must be my fav colour.
Sian xx

Anonymous said...

A stunning card Jak..just elegant.
I love the colour..
Hugs Sian xx

Pam said...

Stunning card, using one of my favourite colours. Pam x

Karen said...

Wow! Such a classy card. Love the colours
Luv
Karen xx

Mariana said...

A very elegant CAS card, I love the charms!!

sassyb07 said...

wow Jak this card is so pretty! I would love to win it
hugs, Valerie

Dawn Loring said...

Love the swirls definately a swirly theme going around at the moment, and one I love

Catherine said...

Such a fresh looking card lovely

Вика pikkk said...

wow! simple and clear beauty! like it very much!!!

Jackie said...

another very 'you' card... me likey... xx

Michelle said...

oh how elegant! I just love simple cards but never seem to get them to work to well...

Paula said...

I really am having an educational tour - this is absolutely stunning, so elegant & classy. I'm coming back for more.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Nydia said...

I love the shade of blue you chosed here!

Kisses from Nydia.

trish said...

Fabulous card, Jak- I adore the clean layout and the teal colours.
Hugs,
Trish

Thistleblue said...

Beautiful card, love the teal colour! Very striking!

Anne said...

Very clean and simple, so effective!

Daisychain said...

Gorgeous card. If this is what masking tape does I think I had better have a go.

Hugs Christine x

lynmcf said...

this is such a simple elegant design, perfect use of colour

gocanucksgo said...

So beautiful. I love the charms. Great work =)

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful!
:o)

Firenze said...

Oh Wow! It's a gorgeously gorgeous card! Love those colours - I feel a case coming on... TFS!
Helen -- Firenze Cards

Paula Gale said...

Just love this colour Jak.

Paula x x x