Thursday 30 March 2023

Floral Card

 A floral card today, hoping to make someone think of better days to come instead of the dull and rainy days we've had this week. We have seen some sunshine today though. The leaves were stamped onto white card which was then die cut into a fancy edged rectangle.  The 3D flowers were stamped onto scraps of matching white card and fussy cut - there is a punch available for this step.  I printed some papers in suitable colours, added a stamped sentiment and a tiny gold bee cut from a scrap of card which had been covered with gilding flakes.

Stamping - Petal Park set by Stampin' Up
Papers - printed from a Paper Pantry USB
Sentiment - stamp which came free with a magazine years ago
Bee -  from a Tonic die set

Sunday 26 March 2023

CAS Sympathy Card

 Sadly cards expressing sympathy are needed from time to time and I feel they ought not to be too elaborate so I've made this one, hoping of course that it will stay in my box for a long time.  I was inspired by an idea shown in a video from Christine Stokes who demonstrates lots of really interesting techniques. Although this card is clean and simple it includes die cutting, stamping, embossing, ink sponging and   gilding flakes with a touch of gilding wax.  The sentiment was computer generated to fit a small stitched rectangle die.

Dies - Old Paper and Feathers from Gummiapan
Stamp - background textures from All and Create
Sentiment Dies - Stampin' Up and Press Cut.
Silver Gilding flakes from Indigo Blue