Sunday, 31 May 2015
I thought id show you some stamping form the POD shows where I used the stamps to die for. As an ardent die cutter I love the idea of stamps that fit within the dies I am using and it, in my view, adds more value to your dies as you can do more with them. Today's card is made using the Sand dune floral stamp that matches the St Kitts dies set form Sue Wilson's Caribbean collection.
I started by stamping the image using perfect medium and then heat set it with cosmic shimmer true white detail embossing powder.
Next I coloured the image, using what is hopefully Caribbean colours, using the acrylic drawing inks. The inks come with a mica in them which, in real life, makes them shine. They also come in small bottles with a brush in the lid which makes using them so simple and easy! I coloured the flowers in a orange shade and matched that with a purple red shade. Then die cut the image using the outline die form the St Kitts set and shared the whole piece using rusty hinge distress ink.
I then used the smaller outline die in the set to take out the centre panel, the stamp is designed to give a border around this cut as well as the outline. This is one of the advantages of the stamps to die for as they are drawn using the lines form the dies so that they fit perfectly! I finished the piece by adding some 5mm white pearls on the centres of the flowers.
To make up the card base I made a 21x21cm card base and added three panels of embossed pieces using the A4 wild roses embossing folders. I shaded the edges using the distress ink and foam mounted these on a piece of coconut white foundation card cut to 20x20cm.
I made a wrap for the card using the quilted blocks striplet just using the filigree section and not the outline. This meant that I could continue the pattern it give me a longer border which I cut to by hand. I cut a larger strip of card and shaded the centre with the rusty hinge before adding the die cut piece over the top. Finally I wrapped this around the square with the embossed panels.
To finish the card I added a few pearls on the centres of the quilted blocks and some pearl corners to balance the edges before stamping a pierced flag, shaded again and adding this coming form the centre of the stamped image.
Not my usual colour scheme but hopefully it has a slight Caribbean zing!
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Caribbean Collection St Kitts
Quilted Blocks Striplet
CE A4 embossing Folder Wild Roses
Stamp to Die For Sand Dune Floral
Rusty Hinge Distress Ink Pad
Jewel Cosmic Shimmer drawing Inks
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