Sunday 31 March 2013

Easter Greetings

Hope you are all having a great Easter weekend. 

Here is my card to wish you all  "Easter Greetings".

It uses one of the new Creative Expressions pre-cut Single Stamps - "Chirpy Chick" (UMS022). 

This range of single stamps are already mounted onto umount cling cushion and cut out for you, ready to get crafting straight away. Many of the single stamps also come with a free sentiment stamp, which is also mounted onto umount cling cushion and cut out for immediate use.

The Spellbinders die sets I used to make the easel card, mats and layers were Grand Circles (LF-114), Grand  Decorative Circles One (LF-015) and Stately Circles (S4-388).

The centre image was stamped in black Archival ink and then coloured using Distress Markers. 

The paler chicks in the background were stamped by colouring the stamp direct with the same Distress Marker colours, and then pulling the colours out using a water brush.

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Happy Crafting!

Saturday 9 March 2013

What no die cutting!

Something a bit different from me today, using stamps and inks but no die cutting.

The gorgeous rose design is from the Creative Expressions stamp set called "Floral Silhouette". I inked up the stamp using Distress Markers and stamped the image onto white card. Using the corresponding colours in the Distress Ink pads, I blended ink to frame the image and then inked the border of the mat beneath.

The bow is made from the Creative Expressions Sheer Wrinkled Edge ribbon and has a circle dazzler in the centre.

Happy crafting!

Thursday 7 March 2013

Crazy Daisy

Today's card has been made using a Couture Creations embossing folder called Crazy Daisy. It's a bit smaller than their usual folders, but has a very pretty design on it. 

The folder was inked up using a Clear Perfect Medium pad, on the side of the folder which has the background most prominent. The white card was embossed in the usual way and then clear embossing powder was applied to the card and heat embossed. Picked Raspberry and Salty Ocean Distress Inks were then blended over the image. Where the clear embossing was in the background, the ink did not settle, making the raised flowers pop. 

The white flowers were made using the Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms die set, inked with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. The blue flowers were made from pale blue card. Two circles of card were cut into spiral shapes. The spirals were then wound to form the blue flowers. The edges of these flowers were inked using the Salty Ocean Distress Ink pad.

Happy crafting!