Hi all. Here are three cards I made for the TV programmes in November with some new stamps. I did intend to put these up towards the end of last month, but decided there being so much else going on to leave them until the new year.
I have used two of the stamps, featuring flowers called Shared Beauty and Be Kind, and also a large tag called Tagtastic which has different shapes and designs of hole protector if that is what it is called, i.e. I mean the piece that goes around the punched hole to help to stop it from tearing. There are also some lovely new papers in beautiful bright colours called My Floral Soul and that is what I am starting with.
I used one of the papers featuring a very pretty flower design in the corner with a sweet butterfly. I decided to cut round the flower to the point where I could place a circle die and have the cut piece of flower over the circle, I think they call it the 'under the edge' cutting technique. I used a script stamp from Paisley Elephant and embossed using Versamark Ink and WOW Gold Metallic Embossing Powder on to a slightly larger circle which I tucked behind the circle aperture. I also used one of the sentiments from Shared Beauty which I placed in the aperture again using the Gold Metallic EP. I also stamped a bit of the script on to the patterned paper using Ground Espresso Distress Ink and also darkened the edges with it.
The second card features the Be Kind stamp and also the tag which I used to make a bookmark. I started with the bookmark using another of the pieces of patterned paper featuring a pretty rose and feather. I stamped the tag on to plain white card and then covered each side with a piece of the paper making sure that the rose and feather image was on the front of the tag/bookmark but omitting the words at the bottom. Unfortunately I didn't take a photo of the bookmark on its own, which would have been a good idea. I stamped one of the hole protectors, the square one on to another small piece of the paper and cut it out and placed it in the centre of the tag a litte down from the top. I then cut out the square shape in the centre using a craft knife. I finished by threading some beads on to each end of a piece of purple embroidery thread which are kept in place with knots above and below the beads.
I then made a pocket to hold the bookmark using the Be Kind stamp which I heat embossed on to a piece of blue vellum using WOW Bright White Opaque EP. I then coloured the flower and a bit of the surrrounding script using a turquoise blue and purple pencil. I then made a crease round the image and placed the vellum over some white card the same size and adhered it at the back. I then mounted this on to another piece of white card which I inked around the edges using Dusty Concord DI.
Lastly I adhered another of the papers to a white base card and I cut out each of the words which ran along the bottom of the paper which I used for the bookmark and which had approriate words for the image, and glued them to one side of the card, and I finished by placing the pocket to the left with the bookmark inside.
The last card features the Shared Beauty stamp. I started by choosing another of the lovely papers and mounted this on to a piece of dark blue card sandwiching a piece of knotted sheer pink ribbon between the layers. I then stamped the image on to a piece of white card using Dusty Concord DI and then heat embossed over the top with WOW Clear Gloss EP which did make the image quite dark, and fussy cut this out. I then stamped the central flower three times on to another piece of medium weight white card using the same ink, and cut out the whole flower, then from the second image I cut just the central piece, and then from the last image I cut just two of the petal from the central piece. I then coloured it all using Picked Raspberry and Dusty Concord DIs applied with a waterbrush. I then layered it up on to the base image using Pinflair Glue Gel. When dry I glued this on to the card front and added another of the sentiments from the Shared Beauty set using WOW Opaque Bright White EP.
I am entering this card into the following challenge:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - No. 342 where we use our snippets of card and paper etc. (snippet of blue card, white card for image and more snippets of white card for the three layers of the flower).
Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.