Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Gingersnaps Challenge - Heat

Well, giving the recent UK weather, 'Heat' is quite an appropriate theme for Gingersnaps this week!

My offering for the challenge has a touch of the tropical and uses my new Tattered Angels Coastal stamp set (lovely big 12x12 stamp set, super yummy). The finished card is A5 size.

The colours are richer in real life but it was hard to get a good pic.

Here's the destructions as usual:


Tattered Angels stamps: Coastal
Autumn Leaves: Borders
Distress Inks: Wild Honey; Spiced Marmalade; Fired Brick; Barn Door; Mustard Seed
Versafine Ink: Black
2" circle punch
Post-It Notes

1) Punch a 2" circle from a Post-It Note. Place bottom centre on a piece of card and ink the card using the Distress Inks (except Mustard Seed), starting with the lightest colour (Wild Honey). Add the inks in layers and blend the inks to create a graduated effect as shown.
2) Remove the mask and ink the sun with Mustard Seed. The go over the edges of the sun with Wild Honey. This is to give a blurred effect around the edge of the sun and blend it into the rest of the card.
3) Stamp the palm tree in black. Cut a piece of paper into a hill shape and, using the paper as a mask, blend black ink around the base of the card as shown. Cover up part of the sun to give the illusion it is setting.
4) Add a border and word. Mat and layer the card as shown.
Pop over to Gingersnaps to see what the rest of the DT created and to play along with our challenge :).
Katy x


  1. Oh yes! a great creation, very hot and sunny, love it,xx

  2. oooh love the card, the colours are gorgeous, would not mind lying underneath that palm tree dreaming the away the day;)

  3. Wow I can feel the heat from here. Annette x

  4. Stunning! That's some hot art!

  5. Amazing colours,love that stamp, perfect for conjuring up thoughts of a tropical holiday. Oh i wish:)

  6. your card is beautiful , and it goes so well with the heat wave we are having at the moment

  7. that looks really lovely :)

  8. Wow Katy, you can feel the heat in this gorgeous image you've created!
    x Michelle

  9. First time i've been on this Blog and I love it.
    You should come and show your work on it's a craft blog for everyone and I'm sure all the Fiskarettes would love to see your cards too :)