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Patch It Up

Hi everyone and welcome to another Saturday here at IndigoBlu. Jenny here  with a great way of creating a quick and effective layered background for your cards.

Before delving into the card, let’s start by giving you a ‘heads up’ about the IndigoBlu demos taking place this Saturday 22nd November; Elizabeth Robinson will be at Astbury Meadow Garden Centre, Congleton; Alison Scurrah will be at Houghton Hall Garden Centre, Carlisle; Lisa Winnard will be at High Legh Garden Centre, Knutsford; Clare Horner will be at Beverley Garden Centre, Woodmansey; Cheremane Smith will be at Daleside Garden Centre, Hawarden;  and I’m lucky enough to be on home turf at Byrkley Park Garden Centre, Burton on Trent, where I believe a certain fella in a red suit is scheduled to be rockin’ up… just saying!

And there’s more! There are fantastic snowglobe workshops at IndigoBlu’s Retford HQ happening today too. Why not head over there to join in the fun! Then on Thursday evening Melanie Torley will be at Craft Range, Burnley. With lots more demos and workshops coming up, head over to the Events Tab on the IndigoBlu website to check out when one of the team will be near you.

Now for that card…


Patches 1


Does this look complicated to achieve? It’s not! And moreover it will work in lots of different colour combinations so you can use it for male and female recipients. A cupcake tree is not just for Christmas…


Patches 2


In this version I started by stamping the Christmas Tree Cupcake A6 design onto black card and covered it in Chocolate Box Mega Flakes. This design is such an easy one to cut around so it can be layered up easily.


Patches 3


To work out where to add the layers I stamped the same image onto the centre of my card background. Then using Postbox Red, Goldfinger and Miss MoneyPenny English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic Paints I used the smallest of my lanky Slim Jim’s to stamp blocks of colour onto the background. Repeating this process onto spare card gave me extra rectangles of colour to cut around for layering over the base blocks.


Patches 4


Splatters are good; they add extra detail, blend layers together and cover any mishaps! Use the same paint colours, heavily diluted with water, to flick droplets all over the design. Then you’re ready to add that cupcake on top. Simples!


Patches 5


And there’s lots more  card ideas where this came from. Don’t forget, I’m running a one day workshop on Saturday 29th November in Retford making some very special IndigoBlu Christmas cards and would love you to join in the fun.

That’s all from me for now. Hope you have a great weekend and whatever you’re up to, take care of yourselves.

Jenny xxx

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3 Comments on Patch It Up

  1. Adorable card, Jenny. Brilliant use of paint and painted papers in the background!!

    Shilpa | November 22, 2014 at 2:22 pm () ()
  2. Brilliant stamp! A cupcake tree! Now I have seen it all. This is quite up my ally, I love all things cupcake and this patch work style is so lovely.

    Belinda Basson | November 22, 2014 at 5:22 pm () ()
  3. Love the layers, love the colours, love the cupcake! A really beautiful card Jenny! Anne x

    Anne R | November 22, 2014 at 8:37 pm () ()