Sunday, 25 June 2017
My Favourite Flower Stamps ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your weekend is going well. We need a couple of thank you cards and I suddenly realised that I didn’t have any in my boxes of ready to use. So I decided to play with one of my favourite stamp sets again and here is the end result …
A 15 cm square card
It's not too deep, so okay for us to post
All the yummy details
I love how easy using a pale ink pad makes the flowers look more realistic
I distressed the thanks too!
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Allsorts Challenge #421 Flower Power
Craft Stamper Magazine Challenge TIMI Anything Goes
Petal Lu Challenge 40 Anything Goes with Red
Pixie’s Snippets Playground Challenge #287/288 Snippets
This set of stamps is joint first with another set of my favourite flower stamps. I’ve owned these for quite a bit of time but they are a set that I go back to time and time again. I admit to having several, ahem, sets of flower stamps and I adore every single one of them, lol. I’m very lucky to own some of them because they were purchased as presents or were purchased from a challenge win voucher. I know that I could and would easily create with flower stamps every day of the year. Flower stamps, stencils and Distress Oxides are my current obsessions lol!
I used snippets of stencilled watercolour rejects or snippets of watercolour painting practice rejects to die cut the mats and flowers, I am a bit obsessive in trying to re-use any project that has gone wrong. I don’t like wasting card and I especially hate wasting watercolour paper and I don’t do this because of thriftiness but because of green footprint guilt lol! I used a Craft UK card blank, Prima 15cm square paper and the mats and flowers were created with snippets from other projects.
I inked the flower stamps with pale Distress ink and then I stamped and masked the flowers across the Sheena card. I wanted to practice my no line colouring technique, I love that technique and whenever I can I try to practice it. After I had coloured the stamped flowers I sifted through my patterned papers and found this beautiful Prima Marketing 15cm square paper. I used my beautiful new set of dies, courtesy of Frilly and Funkie Challenge random win, and die cut them multiple times. I have ended up setting up a small divided box to store these little flower die cuts in and that way they are easy to find and ready and waiting to be used on my projects. I die cut the mats using the banner dies and I grabbed an old purchased die cut sentiment which I distressed a little before sticking in position. I added a gem to each of the three flowers that were made of multiple layers and it was finished!
I think this is another of those cards that I would like to try and recreate on a tag or canvas. I’m up to two of those at the moment and as soon as I’ve enough time I will. I’ve started writing down these ideas or else I forget them lol! Apologies for lack of visits to you all I’ve had a fall and my back is the worse it has ever been right now. Hoping it will settle again soon. Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
A6 A Little Bit Sketchy Poppies and Daisies stamp set by Sheena Douglass
Bouquet of Flowers Simon Says Stamps stencil
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Frilly & Funkie: Small Tattered Florals by Tim Holtz Thinlits die set
Tutti Designs #214 Nesting Stitched Banners die set
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Craft UK card and envelope
Snippets: watercolour card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Distress ink pad
Nature Spectrum Aqua pen sets
Derwent Inktense pencils (the rejected stencilled mat underneath the stamped and coloured flowers
Gems and ‘thanks’ die cut from my stash
Collall all purpose glue
Double sided tape
Post It Notes: for masking