Saturday, 23 May 2015
I am in the Craft Shop in Astbury Meadow garden centre in Congletom today form 10am to 4pm if you are in the area or like me a bit of a Saturday Garden Centre addict ( I think we have something for the Coffee Shops lol) then pop in and see hi. I will be demonstrating Die cutting techniques with Sue's new range of dies and throwing in a few of my stamps!
Back to today and I thought it was time for Stamping Saturday to return! Today's card is made using the focus element from my Tulip elements clear stamp set. I stared by stamping the oval frame with the tulips onto coconut white foundation card. I then coloured the tulips using the CE Mica watercolour palettes in shades of pink and green (all taken form the carnival brights set) and then carefully cut the image out leaving an aperture in the frame. Next I mounted this onto a piece of acetate to straighten the frame and create a window.
Next I made up a gate fold card, from a sheet of A4 coconut white card and die cut the centre panel form the regal striplet into each of the two front folds. I then added a pice of card covered in CE double sided adhesive sheet behind the aperture and covered the exposed are with Iced Snow. To get the colour in there I brushed over a soft mallow pink mica concentrating on the corners to 'shade' the die cut. The Mica colours the iced snow and does not need any additional sealing. I then added the frame onto the right hand side with foam tape so that it floats in the centre.
I then stamped the same image into the centre back of the gate fold card and coloured it using the same Mica watercolour paints. I added a little gold around the tulips (again using one of the watercolour set)( to give some shading to the frame, this is where you can stamp your sentiment or write a message!
Finally I added, as usual, a liberal sprinkling of pearls!
Creative Expressions Clear stamps by John Lockwood
CE Craft dies by Sue Wilson Regal striplet
Carnival Brights mica watercolour palette
Coconut white foundation card
Iced Snow & Mallow Mica
Double sided adhesive sheets
Pin IT, I didn't realise I had to add the pin it button to every post so sorry its been missing. I have added it to the last couple of days and today's and will try (honest Guv) to add it to every post!
I have been asked where US and Canadian followers can get hold of my stamps well I am pleased to say that The Glitter Pot have agreed to send them anywhere in the world! Click HERE to see their range.