Card Making – Addicted To Stamps 58

Hi everyone

Time for another new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More.  This weeks challenge is a colour challenge.  Please see the colour chart below for your colours.  This weeks challenge theme has been extended and is also open to anyone using Nicecrane Designs Digi stamps or images.  To see full details of the challenge, the wonderful inspirational pieces by the DT and to join in the fun please click on the link above.

For my cards this week I have taken inspiration from the works by Loui Jover which you can see at Saatchi Online

For a long time now I have seen crafters and artists  using book pages in their work.  I have even rubber stamped onto book pages but the other day I wondered if I could actually print my Nicecrane Designs digi stamp onto book pages……and yey it worked.  I was so excited!!!!!


This is quite a large card because, really, I was experimenting to see if this technique would work.

Firstly I altered my image in “paint” on the computer using the eraser tool  and deleted all of the background so that I was only left with the little girl.  I had never done this before but it was easy to do.


Please click to enlarge image.

I have used the little girl on the centre image.  These images are part of Nicecrane’s new releases for August.

Click here to see full details of this product on Nicecrane Designs website

I *printed my image onto the book page and coloured it in using some basic water colour pencils and then just softened the colour with a very lightly damp paint brush.  The brush only has to be slightly damp otherwise it will break up the fibres of the paper.


As this was quite a large image that I was using, and glues and double sided tape show though the pages, when attaching them to the base card, I stiched around the image to attach it to card.


This is my second card using the same technique, again just experimenting, but I really liked the effect.  Again I used water colour pencils to colour.


I tore my book page to the size I wanted for my card and sewed it to the backing card.


I wanted to make an embellishment for this in the form of a medal although looking at it on here it is a little bit big but hey ho….not going to loose any sleep over that.

The Brownies…. these are such good fun to use.   They probably would not have been my first choice but again, after working with them I love them.

BrowniesncdPlease click image to enlarge and click here to see full details of this product

* Printing on Book Pages – Just to share.

1.  Attach your book page to a piece of copier paper by gluing, ever so lightly around the edge of your book page and then fixing to the piece of copier paper.  Wait until it is dry so save getting glue in your printer.  Also just make sure that the edges are flat to stop paper jams in the printer.

2.  Size your image to suit and so it will print in the centre of the page.

3.  This is a  bit of trial and error but mainly, set your printer to print on “draft”.  This then stops the ink on image lines bleeding onto the book page.

4.  Put your paper with the book page attached into the printer and there you go.

These are the colours for this weeks challenge


This one and the next two challenges are very generously being sponsered by Nicecrane Designs.

Just a little introduction to Ignacio and Nicecrane Designs.

A few words from Ignacio:

I have been a Photoshop Instructor for more than 6 years and I love graphic Design… is my passion….I love everything about Graphic Design….new techniques, the soffware and tips and tricks.  I am also a FAN of Japanese culture, especially about Ukiyo-e and washi craft….and I love japanese Origami……Nice to meet people from different countries to share hobbies and practice English.

Thank you to everyone who joined in last weeks Make your Mark challenge.  We had a fantastic response to the challenge.  We hope you will be able to join in this weeks colour challenge.  Please remember it is also open to anyone using Nicecrane Designs Digi images.

Take care and happy crafting.

Florence x


  1. Danielle Vincent

    Hi Flo – what a fabulous idea to print right on the book pages! Love how you pulled out just the one image – that is so cool! You are so full of inspiration lately – lovin’ it :o) Hugs D

  2. sandie

    I love this idea Florence. It looks great and would suit my CAS brain to be able to erase some of he images. I ok follow your instructions and call for help I breed!

  3. lynne

    Learning to erase a background is something I am eager to learn but do not know where to begin, especially if complicated. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Those images are such fun and in your hands you have created fabulous cards.
    Have you tried Gel Medium for adhering papers? I use book pages all the time and some are very fragile as they are vintage but I find using UHU or Gel Medium (my go to adhesives) work fine. Anyway, I love the stitching.

  4. nicecrane

    Wowwwwww Florence,,,,,love your technique,,,,to print on bookpages,,,,,,,,I am fallin in lovw with your coloring,,,,and the easy way to delete `parts of any picture is painting the areas you don`t need with white,,,,in your gaphic software, it is really easy to do….. What a great work,,,,,,, By the other hand,,,,, I am wathcing my photo,,,,,waht a nice guy,,,,,hahahahahahha and all over the dog.

    1. Florence

      Y’know Ignacio there is a saying “thank you for your picture, I thought it very nice, I hung it in the attic, to scare away the mice!!!! LOL!!!
      Take care,
      Florence 🙂

  5. Monika

    Hi Florence. Wow! Great cards, where shall I start. Love the idea of erasing background from the image. Great idea also printing on book paper. I love the way the print shows through the images themselves. Hugs Monika xxx

    1. Florence

      Yey!!! I can’t wait!! The big clean starts this week! lol! I might even get around to putting the Christmas decorations away before you arrive!! 🙂
      Flo xx

  6. Sue

    Two fabulous cards, Florence! You’ve made such wonderful use of the colours and digis in combination, great job! Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Sue x

  7. valerie

    Two wonderful cards Florence, love the images and the printing on book paper. If you have Craft Artist with literally one click of the mouse you can cutaway any image:)
    Val x

    1. Florence

      Hi Val, Lovely to hear from you. Hope you are ok. I haven’t got craft artist but other people may have so thank you so much for taking the time to pass this information on. I love it when friends share 🙂 Makes the world a happier place 🙂 🙂
      Thanks again, take care,
      Florence xx

  8. Kylie

    Stunnning, stunning, stunning. You are SO clever and I love how you used the colours on these magnificent images xx

  9. butterfly

    Just brilliant – fabulous to crack printing on the book pages… these images look so delicious against the text, and the colouring is wonderful.
    Alison x


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