There is double trouble on today's DT card for Creative Expressions as its a mash up of my Stamps and Phill Martin's Cosmic shimmer colours! I think they mix together quite well.
I started with selecting the beautiful Decadent Oak range as you know I love browns and beige's. I thought the colour
would work really well with the Ginger Foundation card which, of course, I had to mix with Chestnut foundation card as they go together so well and it really sets of the oak colour.
I stamped the Skeleton leaves striplet stamp in perfect medium all around a square of the ginger card cut to 20x20cm and dusted the decadent oak mica all over the surface. Once this is dusted off, using a soft brush and polished the piece using a dry wet wipe, there is a beautiful watermark in the oak colour which shines when it catches the light.
I then took another piece of the ginger, this time cut to a 15 x 15cm square, and repeated the technique however I stamped the striplet in stripes across the front of the card. I cut this piece into a frame using the larger square die in the Herald square set from Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. I then mounted this onto a piece of the chestnut and, using my craft knife and Sue's piercing ruler, cut out a border on each side.
I then stamped the sentiment form the Lotus Flower elements set in black archival ink onto a piece of the ginger and foam mounted the frame over this. To make the focal element I stamped the large leaves and the medium sized flower form my Dogflower elements set in black on the scarp pieces of the ginger card. I cut these out, by hand!, and rimmed the leaves with the Decadent Oak twinkles and used the same for the centres of the flowers. Once dry I foam mounted these around the frame to add some interest.
Finally I added a few layers of the Ginger and Chestnut with foam tape and added the whole piece to the first stamped panel I had already made.
Hopefully a great men's card made with men's products!
Creative Expressions Clear Stamps by John Lockwood
Dogflower Frame Elements set
Lotus Frame Elements set
Skeleton Leaves striplet stamp
Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Oak
Twinkles & Mica
Ginger & Chestnut foundation card
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