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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Whimsy Stamps August Release - Farmer's Market


Welcome to day one of the August release from Whimsy Stamps.  My card for today uses the Farmer's Market rubber stamp from artist Kirsten Winkelbauer  

I went back to my Distress Ink markers for this and also paper pieced her little blouse.

The sweet little sentiment is from last month's release.

That's all from me today, but I'll be back tomorrow with some more inspiration from the release and don't forget to vist all the DT blogs.

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Funky Flowers - Navy & Gold


 I'm sharing 2 cards today, and as a bit of a change from rainbow colours and cute images, I thought I'd share something classy and subtle.

I made these cards in Navy, White & Gold a while back, because I wanted to play with my Gansai Tambi Starry Colours paint palette and I thought this deep blue cardstock would be the perfect way to show it off.

The cards are really quite simple and easy to make.
For my first card I made a top folding vertical A2 (US) card base in Nightshift Blue cardstock.

I used a stitched rectangle die from Blueprints 20 to cut a rectangle in smooth white cardstock, and the Pierced Rectangle Frames to cut a medium frame from the Nightshift Blue cardstock.
I stamped some flowers from the Funky Flowers stamp set in Versamark in on the nightshift blue cardstock and then heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I painted my flowers with my Starry Colours paints and once dry, cut them out with the matching dies.

I stamped a sentiment from the Essential Sentiments set, with versamark ink on the Nightshift Blue cardstock and heat embossed with fine gold embossing powder. I cut a frame from smooth white cardstock using the Rectangle Word Window Frames and trimmed my sentiment to fit behind it.

I adhered the white panel directly to my card base and then the blue frame on top using some foam tape.

I arranged and adhered my flowers with glue and foam tape and also my sentiment.

To finish I added a few gold and clear sequins.

For my second card I made a shaker card using the same frame die with a couple of the extra flowers and stamped and embossed a sentiment from the You Give me Butterflies sentiment set onto a banner from the Blueprints 20 die-namics.

I used the following items for my cards:

MFT Nightshift Blue Cardtock
Smooth White Cardstock
MFT Funky Flowers Stamp Set
MFT Funky Flowers die-namics
MFT Blueprints 20 Die-namics
MFT Pierced Frames Die-namics
MFT Essential Sentiments set
MFT You Give me Butterflies Sentiment set
Altenew Crisp Embossing Powder - Antique Gold
Foam Tape
Tape Runner
Ranger Multi Medium Matte
Big Shot Machine

That's all for today, thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Altenew - Beautiful Day


I bought a couple more stamp sets from Altenew recently and though I haven't had very much time to play with them yet I did get this fairly simple card made with the Beautiful Day stamp set.

I stamped the flowers and leaves in Versamark ink, on Strathmore Bristol Smooth paper, and heat embossed with Altenew's Crisp Embossing Powder in Pure White, masking the lower left flower.

I coloured the images with Zig Markers in Persian Green, Pale Pink, Light Grey and light Green.

Once everything was dry I die-cut the panel and stamped the sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink,

I die-cut a turquoise piece of lustre cardstock slightly smaller than my card base and a pale pink piece of lustre cardstock slightly smaller than that. I adhered all my layers onto my card base popping the top panel up with some craft foam.

I finished the card with a few sparkling clear sequins.and gems.

Thank you so much for dropping by xx