Flowers & Scrolls

I have a new glass mat on my work table and it’s been fun trying some of my favourite techniques on the glass surface. To create the backgrounds for these two cards I swiped distress oxide inks on the glass, spritzed some water over the ink then swiped hot pressed watercolour paper through it.

For this card the oxide inks were wild honey and lucky clover. I topped the panel with the scrolls half edger die cut and a stacked sentiment. I backed the white cardstock with adhesive sheet first before cutting to make it easier to attach.

The second background was made by swiping watercolour paper through wild honey, lucky clover and abandoned coral oxide inks then splattering some more ink and water over the top.

This one I decorated with the ‘floral half’ die cut edger. Both decorative dies cut all the intricate detail on one side and leave the opposite edge uncut

The cutterpillar glass mat worked beautifully for smooshing ink onto. I managed to spill half a bottle of glue on it while putting these cards together and ended up leaving it to dry for a day or two then peeled it off with ease. I have linked to the glass mat below so you can take a look (in the photo it is shown on top of the Cutterpillar Glow light pad). I really like the size as I can complete inky-painty projects on it but it doesn’t take over my whole work table. I will share more about it as I put it through its paces with other techniques.


Dies: scrolls half edger, floral half, party for you


Papers: hot pressed watercolour, neenah solar white

Tools: stick-it adhesive, Cutterpillar Glow Tempered Glass mat

8 Comments on “Flowers & Scrolls”

  1. Liz Jones in New Hampshire says:


  2. Pat says:

    Two gorgeous inky cards Heather and love both the colour combinations with the different pretty die cuts over the top. A lovely new glass mat too, I think I may have to invest in one of those soon as mine is very marked and scratched now. x

  3. Rosie says:

    What great inky techniques. I must try them, as the cards are so effective but seem very achievable. I’m looking forward to more glass mat techniques as well!

  4. Karen Jackson says:

    I love the inky backgrounds, fairly quick to do but oh so effective and the half edgers just make these cards quite celebratory. The idea of a glass mat is so tempting but so far I haven’t given in 🙂

  5. memalagene says:

    Beautiful cards!

  6. Gorgeous cards! I absolutely adore the colours you used for the second one. xxx

  7. Barbara J. Baxter says:

    Heather, your cards are phenomenally gorgeous! Thank you so much for the video so we can see how you achieved such beautiful flowers. I can’t wait to try this myself.

  8. Catherine says:

    Beautiful backgrounds x

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