Isn't it funny how time flies its the second Sunday of January already! Firstly than to all the lovely people who attended Julia's big sale and Demo yesterday I think we all had a fab time!
Well as its the second Sunday its my Design Team inspiration for Creative Expressions and this month we are using our own choice from the goodies we played with form last year. I have chosen my favourite Lisbon die along with matching stamps for today's card. As I am sure you all know by now I have a little soft spot for the Striplets so there had to be one of those thrown in for good luck!
I starred by stamping the Floribunda stamp to die for in jet black archival ink. I then signed the sentiment form my Camellia clear set in watering can ( a soft grey). I then shaded the flowers using a combination of Distress Markers in Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velvet. The foliage was coloured using shabby shutters. I drew around the outlines then using a water brush pulled the colour from the edges to give the shaded appearance.
Next I cut the stamped image using the outline die from the Lisbon die set ( hence stamp to Die for) I ran around the edge of the stamped image using the worn lipstick again using the water brush.
Next I adhered this onto a larger square of coconut white foundation card followed by a layer of black to balance the stamped image.
Finally I added a bow of thin double sided satin ribbon in Blush with a small pearl embellishment in the centre and a couple of white pearl stick pins.
Card Size: 21 x 21 cm
Colours: Baby Pink, Black & Coconut white
Dies:Eternal Rings Striplet, Lisbon Die Set
Inks: Jet Black archival, worn lipstick, shabby shutters & Victorian Velvet distress markers & CS waterbrush