Monday, 14 September 2015
Stamped to Die For...
I hope you all were able to see the new die launch over at Sue Wilson's particraft blog last week, I can't wait to have a play! I designed a few stamps to die for for this range and thought I would show you some of these over the next few days!
I stared with one of the four newt sets that match with the finishing touches classic Vase die. This die is fab as it works like the configurations and you get the insert as well as the outline meaning that the possibilities are endless. Here I tied it, as a vase, with the new Peony Bouquet stamp to die for. This stamp is designed to fit within the die cut vase perfectly with all the stems drawn to fit as if the vase was holding the bouquet!
The stamp does, however, have all the stems to the bottom so it can be used as just a bouquet of flowers. There is also a sentiment included in each set and these are separate so that they can be mixed and matched.
For the peonies in todays card I stamped the image ( which come remounted and cut for you) onto coconut white foundation card with jet black archival ink. Next, using distress markers, I coloured around each flower and leave then using a water brush I pulled the colour into the main body of each flower. I went back over the leaves with shabby shutters distress marker to give some real definition to them. Next I cut them out by hand (fussy cutting) and foam mounted the vase over them to give some depth. I foam mounted the whole piece on a square of wisteria foundation card which I cut with the new Noble double pierced square set which leaves a lovely pierced and embossed edge around the square..
To decorate the square I cut one of the new delicate garden frames in coconut white and then cut it into four corner sections. These I flat mounted around the square which highlights the stamp and vase design as well as the piercing form the square.
I edged the square with a mat of coconut white and added 2 of the new charming lace trim from the configurations range. I glued 2 of these along the top and bottom, cut again in the coconut white, to focus the card and balance the delicate garden frame. I added appears in the centre to give a full stop to the image and stop me adding more lol.
I made up the reminder of the card using a larger square, again cut with the double pierced noble set which I then embossed with the pinpoint checkerboard embossing folder. I added a couple of strips of wide satin ribbon form the silver pack from Creative Expressions I used the thinner ribbon for a messy bow and placed this on the corner of the main square. A couple of layers of the coconut white and wisteria, again cut with the noble set, to finish and a classic card is complete.
Creative Expressions Craft Dies by Sue Wilson
Noble double pierced squares
delicate garden frame
charming lace trim
Stamp to die for Peony Bouquet
CE Pinpoint checkerboard embossing folder
Wisteria & coconut white foundation card
Silver double sided satin ribbon pack.