Month: February 2016

Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder Framelits for a special card

Botanical Blooms stamp set and Botanical Builder Framelits for a special card

At last, after nearly 3 weeks of illness I am back in the craft room – whoop whoop – and just in time to make a special card for my youngest Aunt who turns 70 on Saturday.

1-DSCF7402I got out the Botanical Blooms stamp set and the co-ordinating Botanical Builder Framelit dies and a selection of cardstock from the subtles family and spent a happy hour die cutting flowers and leaves. I love that you can stamp the die cuts to add texture to the shapes.

I used So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi and Basic Grey cardstock and layered up the flowers with the different colours to give dimension. I also inked the edges of the flowers using co-ordinating inks and a sponge dauber to add some depth to the cardstock.

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I used Thick Whisper White cardstock to make a 5½” square card and stamped the sentiment ‘Look Who’s Turning ‘ – from the Number of Years stamp set, in Basic Grey ink at the top of the card on the right hand side. I then stamped the 7 and the 0 with the same colour ink onto Whisper White cardstock and die cut the numbers using the co-ordinating Large Number Framelit Dies and added them to the card front with dimensionals.

1-DSCF7403I then arranged the leaves and flowers around the numbers and sentiment. I stamped the dotted stamp with Wild Wasabi ink around the die cut flowers to add some more texture and added some basic rhinestones for some bling. I then made an envelope using the Envelope Punch Board and a piece of dsp from the Wildflower Fields stack. This is one of the Sale-A-Bration items you can choose for free with a £45 order.

I am really happy with the card and I really hope my Aunt likes it

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and I hope to see you again soon.

Mo x

Something for Baby – Faux Resist

The daughter of an old friend is expecting a baby soon and I was playing with ideas for a baby card for her and her partner.

I pulled out the Something for Baby stamp set and co-ordinating Baby’s First dies. I just love the onesie stamp from this set and the matching framelit, such a simple design but it looks so effective and can be used for both sexes.

I wanted to try a technique called faux resist which I saw on YouTube demonstrated by Dena Rekow https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMS-IRUhiWg

I mounted the flower and heart stamps from the set together on the same acrylic block, then stamped them over the upper ⅔’s of a layer of Whisper White cardstock using Whisper White Craft ink. I then stamped the onesie in Blackberry Bliss ink in the centre of the white stamped area. It looked like a smeared mess but as it dried the Whisper White craft ink began to show through the Blackberry Bliss like a shadow. Such a cool effect.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sky is the Limit stamp set in Blackberry Bliss ink at the bottom of the card layer and used the Curvy Corner Trio Punch to decorate the 4 corner. I then die cut the stamped onesie from the stamped white layer.

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This layer was then adhered to a piece of Blackberry Bliss cardstock ¼” bigger to provide a narrow frame. The die cut onesie was lifted up on dimensionals and slightly offset to show the Blackberry Bliss layer underneath. I then added the whole piece to a Thick Whisper White card base

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I also tried this technique with other colours and found that it worked best with a darker or richer toned ink.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. See you again

Mo x