Hello everyone, the weather is so changeable at the moment, but hopefully like us, you have been getting some much needed water for your gardens. Our flowers have certainly needed a good watering, which brings me onto the subject of my blog post today. I have created floral projects for your inspiration, using stamps from the Spring Fairy Collection stamp set. I like to use the often disregarded smaller stamps from a stamp plate to create all occasion cards, and these cards are no exception.
For my first card, I used the same stamp to create both the background, and main image for the card. You might have seen this card on the April TV shows on Hochanda. I stamped the image using Versamark and white embossing powder randomly over a kraft background, and then heat set the images with a heat gun. I coloured the images with water based markers and a water brush.
I stamped the main image onto a piece of die cut smooth watercolour paper, inking the egdes of the background with Distress Ink whilst the die was still in place, so that there would be a white border around the oval. I coloured the image with water based markers. I punched two holes through the oval, and threaded the ribbn through the holes from the back, so that I could tie a bow at the front. I left two longer pieces behind the card, which I adhered to the kraft background, as I stuck the main image down. I coloured the ribbon with Distress Ink and water, so that I had a good match to the colours that I had used in my project.
Words to Dazzle and Sparkle stamp set. Finally, I mounted the background onto a black card blank.
Thanks for stopping by, Judith xx