Tuesday, 12 January 2016
Today I thought I would have another play with the Orange Blossom stamps to die for this time using the larger stamp in the set as well! Also I thought it might be an antidote to the Scarlet of yesterday which divided opinion.
I started by stamping the larger stamps twice each in lilac whisper colour cloud blending ink onto coconut white foundation card. Next I cut these out with the matching dies, shaped the flowers and shaded them using the same ink and a smoothie. I then cut the matching orange blossom leaves shaped these and shaded them in the same way.
Next I cut just the outer die and one of the filigree sections from the Grace frames and tags die. I stamped Happy Birthday from my pierced flags sentiments set in the colour cloud and shaded around the frames with a smoothie and the ink left from inking the stamp.
To make the card I used a piece of acetate that I had covered in polar white sparkle texture paste through the wavy mask ( this takes a couple of hours to dry) I mounted this being a frame cut with the double pierced squares set using three of the dies to emboss the farm then just the outer and inner dies to cut for the frame. I saved this to match and foam mounted it over the textured window background.
Next I made a card bank ( yes an actual card blank) at 16cm x 13cm and cut an aperture in the front using the smallest of the pierced squares used for the frame. I then foam mounted the frame element over this to create the window.
I placed the grace frame along the bottom just popping up from the window and arranged the flowers and foliage to complement this.
The base seemed a little plain so I embellished it with some 5mm stick on pearls.
Card Size: 16cm x 13cm
Colours: Coconut White
Dies:Grace Tags and Frames, Orange Blossom Complete Flowers, Orange Blossom Leaves
Stamps: Orange Blossom Shaded stamps, JL Pierced Flag sentiments
Inks: Lilac Whisper Colour Cloud Blending Ink