Edinburgh Castle (Heike McIntosh)

“This weekend I had a play with the Edinburgh Castle stamp by Crafty Stamps (SC137N), which is also available from their shop Stampers Grove. I just love this image of this important Scottish landmark, which is so full of history.

For the card above I stamped the image with Tim Holtz distress ink in ‘walnut stain’ onto parchment paper and give it a light colour wash with Tim Holtz distress markers in ‘frayed burlap’, ‘antique linen’ and ‘walnut stain’ as well as with a bit of ink from an ‘antique linen’ distress ink pad that I applied with a damp paint brush in the area of the buildings.

For the background I used textured cardstock from the Tim Holtz & Ranger Distress Collection by Core’dinations in combination with a Darice plaid embossing folder and a fleur-de-lys corner punch by Tonic Studios.

The card is embellished with paper flowers that I ran around a distress ink pad in ‘walnut stain’, Adirondack Dimension Pearls in ‘Espresso, a Tim Holtz adage ticket and leaf die-cuts, which I created with Crealies dies.”

Heike McIntosh
Freelance Card Designer, Edinburgh

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