Thursday 14 September 2023

Another Way

 I've come up with another way of using the stamped daisy image for a fairly CAS card.  This time I coloured the image using Zig watercolour pens and then die cut a small circle from a spare flower head and added it spotlight style using foam pads.  The card blank has had some texture added using  a scoreboard and a white die cut sentiment was the finishing touch.  I find it so interesting working out different ways of using the self same image.

The white  card used is all the same shade IRL but the card blank has a linen texture which I guess is why they look different in the picture.

Flower Stamp - daisy by Carabelle

Tuesday 12 September 2023

Flower Card

 I recently received some stamped floral images from a generous friend - thanks so much, you know who you are 😍.  For this card I started by masking off the petals of the flower and then 'smooshed' it through a couple of colours of Distress Oxide ink before adding some over stamping.  This was then layered onto a toning rectangle and made into a CAS card with just a touch of stencilling on the background and a simple computer sentiment.  Now to think of different ways to use this same image 😉.

Flower - stamp from Aall & Create
Text and Splodge stamps from a long retired Stampin' Up set (French Foliage)
Oxide Colours - Wilted Violet and Iced Spruce
Stencil - an old one from Sheena

EDIT: the flower stamp is from Carabelle, apologies if you've been misled 🙄

Sunday 10 September 2023

Die Cuts

 The theme for the current Allsorts Challenge is the usual **anything goes** or **use die cuts** and I've decided to go along the die cuts route with this simple card..  There are great prizes for lucky winners who will be announced towards the end of the month I think.  I started by cutting the background die from a piece of white card (saving all the little 'waste' circles, naturally).  Backed this with some attractive DSP, the scraps of which were used to die cut the bottom layer of the dragonflies.  Some silver gilding wax was added to them and a matching ready-made sentiment added along with tiny flowers punched from the remaining scraps of the DSP, plus of course, one of the tiny saved circles 😉

Dragonflies - dies from Gummiapan
Background - unbranded die from Amazon