Monday, 28 January 2019

Scotland the Brave

Thanks to a year spent living on the North coast of Caithness when I was in my teens, I've always considered myself to be an honorary Scot, and with January being the month of Hogmanay (well, the hangover from it at least) and Burns Night, Scotland is never far from my mind at this time of year, so here's a Scottish themed card.

The thistle stamp came from a company called Artylicious which is sadly no longer trading. I stamped it by placing the stamp in my Misti and covering the flowers with torn sticky notes before inking the stamp with green, removing the masks and stamping, then without moving the stamp or paper, repeating the process with purple ink, masking the leaves and stems and inking just the flowers.

To make the thistle really stand out I kept the rest of the card very simple, with a plaid background printed out from the CD "The Best of La Pashe 2014" and a little matting and candi.

I am sharing this with
Sweet Stampin' - Burns Night
The Male Room - Nature


Linby said...

This is so effective. Love that paper, you matched it perfectly to the image. Great stamping too.
It is just perfect for our challenge at The Male Room.
Thanks for sharing.
Linby x

Dawn Phillips said...

Such a beautiful card. Love Dawn x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Stunning Card, do love scotch thistle love the design too, all of it!
Hugs Shaz in Oz.x

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Fiona said...

A lovely card - you've definitely captured that Scottish feel. I do like that thistle too and the colours you've used - thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

Sue - said...

The paper is such a perfect background for the thistle. As an honorary Scot I trust you had haggis last Friday!

Monika Reeck said...

I love your clever way to mask the stamp
will try this too with my clear stamp
with MISTI is great technique Jane
Love the purple always and combo with green looks wonderfull in your card
simply adorable made Jane

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Well your card is beyond perfect for our challenge Jane! LOVE what you did with your gorgeous thistle image. The masking worked a treat! Stunning paper and the perfect pairing for that thistle stamp. Utterly LOVE this! Hugs, Wends xoxo