Today's card is relatively simple although It probably doesn't look it however I ma still using the samples I made so here goes...
There are just 2 simple techniques on this card distressing and die cutting (I am obviously ignoring the stamping and colouring!)
I stamped the image Scenic View stamp to die for by Creative Expressions in perfect medium then embossed it with Detail Black embossing powder. This allows you to ink over the image and the embossed areas will resist the ink. I coloured it using a selection of distress inks masking off the different areas using a post it note.
To make the card base I simply ran a piece of Milk foundation card through the Daisy Tiers embossing folder and inked the resultant piece using Forest moss and shaded lilac distress inks. I covered the whole piece in the lighter shade then added the darker green on top I then intensified the lilac colour by adding more colour in selected areas.
I then cut an aperture in the card base using the plain large shape form Sue's Auvergne die set and cut a navy frame using the die set to frame the image. The stamped image was foam mounted under the pareture and the frame was simply glued, using cosmic shimmer dries clear glue, over this.
I then cut 2 of each size of the Delicate Daisies full petal dies from a sheet of milk card onto which I had added the 2 colours of distress ink randomly over. This technique gives a lovely shaded yet random look. I mounted the two cuts in each size together and pinched the leaves to give the flowers a 3D look.
Finally I cut some of the Curled Vines in the scarps of the distressed card and made a spray of the vines and flowers around the edge of the frame. A few stick on gems and hatpins from my stash and completed.
Scenic View Stamp to Die for
Sue Wilson's Dies
Delicate Daisies full petals
French Collection Auvergne Die Set
Creative Expressions Daisy Tiers A4 embossing folder
Detail Black Embossing Powder
Yesterday (Saturday) I popped into Daisies Jewels and crafts as Julia Watts was giving a demonstration and I have a workshop there on the 22nd November. I was there to talk over what I will be doing in the workshop and to agree to give a demonstration in the afternoon. It was great to have 5 minutes to catch up with Julia as well as to meet some of the lovely ladies who were in attendance. Wendy (the owner) informed me that one of her Customers Jane is an avid follower of my blog I did get to say hello to Jane however didn't have time for a chat! Sorry Jane I am sure we will have chance in November!