Wednesday, 15 April 2015
Give me your answer do! lol I keep being asked when my daisy Corner Elements stamp set is back in stock, I am reliably informed that it will be back in about a weeks time.
Today's card is my inspiration for the Creative Expressions design team and blog, you can have a look what the rest of the design team have come up with with my stamps and Phill Martins cosmic Shimmer range by clicking HERE. I must say its been brilliant to see what others can come up with my stamps!
I stared by making the background using Sue Wilson's Triple stamping technique which she demonstrated on her last shows on Create and Craft. I used cobalt foundation card cut into there panels and stacked together and stamped over the edges using Adirondack Snow cap white ink and the largest daisy from my stamp set. I separated the stack and bordered each piece with a thin mat of silver foundation card, this fools your eye into thinking the daisies flow over the edges between the layers.
To make the central element I used the new Sticky embossing powder form creative Expressions. I stamped my daisy triplet stamp using perfect medium, added the sticky embossing powder and heat set it. This embossing powder, from Cosmic Shimmer, stays sticky once it has been heat set which allows you rot add glitter or mica etc however the main use for this is with gilding flakes. I love stamping with gilding flakes however I find cleaning the glue off my stamp a little laborious so this is perfect for me. I rubbed over the raised are with silver dream gilding flakes and rubbed off the excess using a piece of Rubit Scrubit foam. This reveals the stamped design and removes any excess flakes, it doesn't damage the image either which is goof as I can be a bit heavy handed at times!
I cut this out using the outline die from the new quilted blocks triplet and mounted it onto a piece of coconut white foundation card and from mounted it onto the background.
Next I repeated this process using the main element form the Daisy Corner elements set and mounted this again with coconut white foundation card. I foam mounted this over the triplet image which I had placed on one side. I also added one of the sentiments from the set "you are the daisy in my chain!'
Creative Expressions clear stamps - daisy Corner elements by John Lockwood
Creative Expressions Craft dies by Sue Wilson - Quilted blocks triplet
Cosmic Shimmer sticky embossing powder
Silver dream gilding flakes
Cobalt & coconut white foundation card