Tuesday, 2 February 2021

Comfort Zone

 I do think it is good to step out of the comfort zone every now and then and having heard that DL size cards are becoming popular I thought that was maybe an ideal opportunity.  For some reason I seem to find it a bit of a challenge to design cards in this format - I'm much happier making my usual square ones but I have attempted a couple of tall ones recently and this is one of them.

I started with a piece of white card and a slightly larger black layer  to fit onto the base card.  The numbers were stamped down the centre using Versamark ink, embossed with clear powder to act as a resist before applying three colours of Distress Oxide ink using soft brushes. A few splatters were added with water droplets blotted with a tissue. The same colours were brushed onto some scraps of card and the clock faces stamped in black and fussy cut. I then printed off the words which were cut out so that they could be adhered as I thought looked OK when arranged with the clocks.  All fairly straightforward to start with and I think maybe I could grow to like this format - luckily I have quite a few blank cards which have  been in my stash for a really long time.

I hope you are all coping with the lockdown - not quite as easy as it was back in the Summer when lots of time could be spent outside in the garden.  It is looking reasonably bright outside this morning but of course it is too chilly to sit out - much nicer though than the grey and damp days we've been having.  Stay safe and keep crafting either in or out of your comfort zones 😉

Stamps - from a set by Phill Martin
Words - Computer generated using Impact Label font
Distress Oxides - Fossilised Amber, Faded Jeans, Worn Lipstick


  1. Love the background on your card Val the colours go so well together...the sentiment is very apt with your clock faces


  2. What a gorgeous inky and embossed background you've made her Val. Terrific card and well worth getting outside your comfort zone for. xxx

  3. A great DL card Val .. .. love the background you created.

    I agree with you. Lockdown last time was much more enjoyable .. .. lots of sunshine and walks without having to put multiple layers on! I actually suggested to Mr Heart that we layer up and go for a stroll this afternoon but he didn't seem that keen .. .. so I caught up with the ironing instead LOL!!

    Love Jules xx