Friday, 18 August 2017

Graceful Garden day 5
For my last project this week I've made another simple card.

Using Whisper White, Basic Black and Berry Burst cardstock, I stamped the flower
 several times over the front mat then stamped another in Berry Burst onto another piece of white.

 I have made a type of spotlighting with the Berry Burst this time.
I like the way it makes it POP off the card.

I used All Things Thanks for the messages but mounted them onto the 
Berry Burst cardstock mat to make them stand out again.

I hope you have found some inspiration from this week's cards.
Thank you for popping by.

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Graceful Garden stamp set day 4

Todays card was very fiddly but not hard to make!
Using Calypso Coral and Whisper White cardstock. 

I stamped the flower and coloured in using the Calypso Coral and Old Olive watercolor pencils.

Using the Happy Birthday Thinlits, I die cut the message out from the centre.
Then cut out 5 more on blank Whisper White cardstock.

The die cut images were glued to each other and the coloured image from the mat was 
then glued onto the others. 
The fiddly part is adding back ALL of the diecut pieces from the stamped image into the background.

A piece of Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon to decorate

The message inside was from the Banners for You stamp set.

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Graceful Garden stamp set day 3

Today's card continues on from the Berry Burst one from yesterday. 
This time on the background I used the Dapper Denim sheet of DSP 
Only the paper is lighter at the bottom this time.

Again another very simple card using 2 images of the large flower.
One is diecut using the Layering Circles framelits dies 
This time the card base is Pool Party and Dapper Denim for the mat.

I stamped Happy Anniversary onto Pool Party cardstock and fussy cut the banner.
The stamps used on the message were from Banners For You stamp set. 
This is a lovely set with lots of sentiments on to offer a wide choice for many occassions.

I used a piece of  the NEW Classic Weave ribbon under the banner. 
I stamped the images and messages using Basic Gray Ink Pad.

A lovely message to finish this one off. Ideal for their anniversary.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Graceful Garden - Day 2

Graceful Garden stamp set day 2 

For today's card I used the Color Theory DSP papers for the background.
A simple Z fold card with the die cut in Silver Glimmer paper highlights the flower this time.

I chose the Berry Burst paper from the DSP pack which has the Ombre effect over it.
The glimmer paper was cut using the Eclectic Layers die.

A simply stamped and not coloured image of the flower this time using Berry Burst Ink pad.

The diamonds on the edge are those from the diecut panel.
 I thought it added a nice little border to the inside.
Sadly not straight!

The pretty Label punch was used for the inside message and 
Layering Ovals dies for the front to finish.

Monday, 14 August 2017

Weekly Inspiration - Graceful Garden stamp set

Graceful Garden stamp set 

Hello, this week we decided to go for this beautiful stamp set. It is exactly as it says, graceful.

This first project was made by playing with the stamped images again. 
Very simply, I stamped the background randomly over the card. 
Then placed the flowers across to decorate.

The background was stamped using Basic Gray ink pad. 
The flowers are coloured using Real Red for the large flowers and Daffodil Delight for the
 small one using watercolor pencils. 

Then Old Olive Ink pad for the leaves.
 I raised the flowers with Dimensionals

A simple message completes the card.

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Party time....

Did you know you can use embossing paste on vellum??? I love how it adds texture and tone to this card. I put a thin scrape of paste through the mask then before I removed it I placed a sheet of kitchen towel on top and gently patted it. This added a subtle texture to the paste that made the clouds look fluffy to my eyes! Lol the vellum does buckle but as it dries it's not so bad .I quite like how it adds a feeling of movement to the card as well. Hope you like it too.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Brick by brick...

Today I've used the brick mask and stippled the past through it to give it a great textured look.
As the paste is white and I used white card stock I thought I'd make it pop with a black card base and embellishments.