Thursday 10 October 2019

50 Shades of ...Brown!

Morning all.  Are you ready for a new challenge.  Well we may just have the thing for you over at Cardz4galz.  We want to see shades of Brown on your cards.  I may have lied in my title (it's getting to be a habit).  I only used a couple of shades of brown and then watermarked my card with versamark. Although the different pressure on my stamp each time does make the shades appear slightly different.

I was at a loss as to where to go with this card.  Then I discovered that I have an embossing powder called coffee and the rest just fell into place.  Well, I say fell into place.  The idea was there but this is about the fourth attempt at getting it right.  My stamp is from a brilliant set called Coffee with a Splash from Altenew.  I'm pretty obsessed with their stamps and I love this whole set.  My hubby will be set for coffee themed birthday cards for years - coffee being his one vice.

What do you think.

I couldn't find any brown card to mat my panel onto so I used vintage photo distress ink to colour some paper.  I'm quite pleased with the result.  It's the first time I've done the watermark thing with the versamark - unless you count the three previous failures.  I don't think it will put me off.  I like it.

Please pop over and play along.  I promise the Galz have a varied selection of inspirational cards for you.

Thanks for reading.

Love Dawn x


  1. the shades of brown are beautiful, love the coffee theme Dawn

  2. Love the shades of brown and I got a laugh out of the 50 shades of brown title! Good one! LOL

  3. Gorgeous coffee themed card Dawn, I love the stamped background and that awesome sentiment!
    Hugs, Tammy

  4. A super card Dawn, such a great idea and a great title - certainly gets your attention.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  5. Fabulous fun card, brilliant theme. Emmax

  6. Your husband is a lucky man with all those cards he will receive! Beautiful card!

  7. Love this fabulous coffee card and the sentiment is perfect!