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"To see all of the freebie images I've posted on my blog scroll down & you'll find them on the right hand side. I hope you like & enjoy using them!" Kerry xxx

Thursday, 5 June 2008

Cherished memories.....

My intention.......was to make another father's day card, but unfortunately I don't think I could justify sending this one...lol
You could say I got a little side tracked with another of the images from Vicki. I'm finding them really lovely to work with & they fit so well with the style of cards I seem to be making of late.
So the next one will 'have' to be a father's day card.........well maybe...hehe

As before, the image is coloured with my watercolour pencils & then clear embossed over. I'm loving using this technique at the moment. Pp's are Shabby Princess freebie downloads, inked & distressed.
'A few peeps have asked me how I distress my edges, I'm not saying this is the best or easiest way & if anyone knows of anything better please tell as I always love learning new things. All I do is run the edge of my steel rule along the edge of the card/paper, which makes it fray. The more times I do it, the more distressed/frayed the paper becomes. (I have also used the edge of my scissors) Then maybe a few tears here & there & a rub along the edges with my brown & mossy stone inks. hth'
I've then added some ribbon, sentiment tape, (kindly given to me by Jools the other day, thank you!) lace from a local shop & a couple of lovely lil heart buttons which I picked up at Jools' local market at the weekend.
Now, I think I need to move the rest of the images from Vicki so as I can get on with cards I 'need' to make......but then, I did buy some gorgeous papers which would....................lol

Thank you for looking & I'll hopefully see you again soon,
Kerry xxx

19 comments:

Ickle Pickle said...

Gorgeous card Kerry, I love it. Great slideshow and blog too :)

Julie said...

I`m lovin this one...think it must be the ribbon..lol. You have definately got the distressed look down to a tee, it looks amazing.What a lovely image too! x

Tarasdesigns said...

great card Kerry, it;s gorgeous

x

RubyMay said...

Super blog Kerry and yes....you are an inspiration....
lovely work hon x

NattyK said...

Kerry, this is gorgeous, love the distressed look. x

Stacey said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. Love how your cards of late have that lovely distressed look. This image is my favourite of the set....might have to invest! ~x~

Sharon said...

Gorgeous card Kerry. I really am loving the distressed look & had a go the other day after seeing a tutorial on Hero Arts & they used the metal ruler (my attempt isn't as good as yours though!!). I love the ribbon & managed to get some a while ago from Clickon crafts which says Happy Birthday, It's a Boy & It's a girl. Worth a look if you like the tape (which I do).

Sharon :-)x

Vicki said...

oooooo this is gorgeous Kerry, really like how you've created the lace and scalloped edge, fab distressing, as ever. I really need to crack on with some cardmaking, I'm waaaaayyyy behind, I think you've made more cards using these images, than I have.....lol, so glad they've come in handy for you. xx vicki xx

nessy said...

super card!!! really is a "kerry" card!! stunning!!
vanessa xx

a message from gillyflower said...

just popped by to say
have just bought some kerryjo stamps from debbi moore (it's vicki's fault as saw them on her blog)
they are just wonderful
i have had a little play this morning and made a few cards so will add them to my blog later in the day
well done with the launch of your stamp range they are just brill
oh and the card is great too
gill

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Kerry, love the distressing and the lovely papers, great image and great colouring as always :0) xx

Anna said...

Kitty directed me to your blog and I am so glad that I found it. I love your doodles and cards. You are extremely talented.

PaperBabe - Kim said...

Gorgeos card, love your distressing, I'm a bit distresser shy, I like to ink edges and have only recently got a Tim Holtz edge distresser!
I missed the first stock of your stamps and just managed to order some yesterday!
TFS Kim!

Shelly said...

Lovely card, the distressed look is great for this card! Perfect (father's day) card, tee hee!

Emma said...

I AM NOT JEALOUS....I AM NOT JEALOUS....ok I am!!! Its beautiful!

craftyscot said...

stunning card Kerry
Sharon
x

Zoe said...

Another great card, I love the use of all the different textures.

katy said...

i love the distressed look of this its ace!!

Cass said...

Gorgeous card.The image is so pretty.Love all the distressing and the lace.The twill sentiment tape is a fab idea.

Cass xxx