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Friday, 24 March 2017

Thank You for Everything


I'm popping in with something that was a little bit of an experiment for me. I wanted to see how the metallic colours in my Gansai Tambi watercolours would look on black cardstock. whether they would be too wishy washy or whether they would stand out nicely.

So first of all I took a piece of plain black cardstock and inked up my 
stamp with Versamark ink. I used my anti-static tool on my cardstock and then before placing it on the stamp and rubbing over firmly, holding it in place with my other hand, and then lifting off.

I sprinkled on some white embossing powder and heated until set and raised.
Then I set to work with my metallic paints. I decided to use all 3 that come in the set of 36 colours, this gives you a gold colour, a copper colour and a silvery white colour.
I just painted the large blooms, trying to spread the 3 colours fairly evenly around the design.

Once finished I put it aside to dry while I worked on the rest of the card.
I took the wafer thin You die from Simon Says Stamp and cut it out 4 times from white cardstock. For the top layer I sponged it with versamark ink and then used gold embossing powder to make it gold and shiny, I layered all the die cut pieces on top of each other, using the gold one as the top layer.

Then I stamped a sentiment from the coordinating stamp set in versamark ink on a strip of vellum and embossed that with the same gold embossing powder. 

I cut my stamped cardstock to size and  wrapped the vellum strip around it and then glued the 'You' on top.

Finally I adhered adhered the whole thing onto a white cardbase, popping it up with some craft foam and embellished with a few sequins in gold, silver and clear.

I couldn't really achieve any shading on the petals as I had to use a fairly thick coat to cover the black, but I really like how it turned out and I think it would work well for many different cards, but especially those difficult sympathy cards.

I've added links for some of the products below.

Gansai Tambi Watercolours 
MFT Floral Fantasy Background Stamp
SSS 'You' Wafer Thin Die
SSS You Matter Clear Stamp Set

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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Flowers Everywhere

My week is still hectic, so no time for a Technique Tuesday this week, but I did get a card made ahead to share for our new theme over at Deep Ocean Challenge.

This time it's 
'Flowers Everywhere'.

Now it comes as no surprise to most that I love adding flowers to my vintage or shabby chic cards, even if I haven't used them too much recently with all the CAS cards I've been making, so my DT make for this challenge was a breeze. With Mother's Day looming here in the UK I thought I would make another Mother's Day card.

Rather than colour up a flowery stamp I let the flowers in this beautiful paper and my paper flowers take centre stage.

I've added links below where available.

Thank you so much for visiting, I do hope you can join in with our challenge and don't forget to leave the rest of the team some love!

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Friendship Ties - Whimsy Stamps March Release Day 3


Arrggghhh! You know when you have everything all planned out like clockwork and you think you can relax and take a moment off and then it all goes horrible wrong? I had a day like that yesterday, I knew I had a very busy day, so I planned ahead but on the day everything fell to pieces, this should have gone live yesterday, but for reasons I won't go into and just want to draw a veil over it didn't.

Anyhooooo....I'm back today with some more yumminess from the March release at Whimsy Stamps.

Today I'm showcasing one of the new Wee Stamps Collection, this is called Friendship Ties and like all of Sylvia Zet's wonderful drawings it is super sweet.

I coloured her up with my distress ink markers to match some pretty papers from the Maja Design Vintage Spring Basics collection, love me some lilacs and the pale green just keeps it all fresh.

I had a bit of a change from my recent CAS fest and went shabby chic with this one, I think it suits her well.

The papers, cheesecloth, seam binding and ......are from The Ribbon Girl
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Have a fabulous Friday!