Sunday, 26 April 2015
Sunday Stamping Double...
back to some nice stamping today and here I have featured one of the new Stamps to Die For form Creative expressions. I was lucky enough to draw this stamp for Sue and as a die cutter the ability to stamp and image that fit exactly the dies is fantastic, I can merger both my loves, stamping and die cutting!
This image is called Cabbage Rose and is designed to fit in the outline die form the St Lucia die set meaning you can use it for apertures that can frame the image, as I have done in the first card. Alternative you can use the die to cut your stamped image to mount it on the top of a card as I have in the second card or cut the image out for it to be mounted.
The second card is made in the alternate method I stamped the image, using just the Archival black ink directly onto ruby foundation card. I then cut the image out and added Creative Expressions clear varnish Lacquer to give a raised effect.
I made the rest of the card by embossing another piece of the ruby with the A4 wild roses embossing folder. I then rubbed midnight gilding wax over the surface and buffed it off with a dry wet wipe to soften the black and make it shine!
Finally I added a piece of the matching satin ribbon and a bow made with the narrow ribbon that comes in the set. I added a couple of hat pins and a dazzler setting which I had filled with the clear lacquer.
A dramatic colour scheme and I know not everyone will like the Ruby and Black but its nice to see some brightness sometimes!
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Caribbean Collection St Lucia
Stamps to Die for cabbage Rose
Creative Expressions A4 embossing folders Wild Roses
Ruby Red & Black foundation card
Midnight gilding wax
CE Clear Varnish Lacquer
CE Satin Ribbon pack Scarlet