Monday, 25 January 2016
I have had a few questions about The Creative ExpressionsBearded Pansy die designed by Sue Wilson and how to use it. I was asked a few times at my demo at the Newbury paper show on Saturday so I made these flowers to demonstrate how they can look. I thought it would be nice to work these into a card and so this is what I came up with.
I stated by using Indigo Mist and Lilac Whisper colour cloud to make a Bokah background using the mini smoothies to make circles of the colours over a piece of white card. Next I placed the outline die over this piece and taped them down to places where the colours seemed to fit. After cutting I cut the outline and the detail, die from Coconut White foundation card and shaded through the dies using the same 2 colours to give the effect of the shaded petals as shown. Next I simply glued these together to give the white outlines and the shade petals.
I then stamped the orange blossom leaves stamps to die for in indigo mist colour cloud and cut them out with the matching die. I then shaded the foliage with the lilac whisper colour cloud then shaped the leaves.
To make up the card I cut the background die from the Cathedral background die and cut this in the middle. I then adhered each piece to a square of wisteria foundation card to make a square. I stamped the sentiment from my Mondays child clear stamp set, in blue violet archival ink onto coconut white card. I cut this out using the decorative frames form the Italian collection. I shaded through the die, and round the sentiment, using more of the lilac whisper and mounted this onto a circle of wisteria card. I then arranged the pansies around the bottom left of this frame adding the foliage which I had cut into sprigs so that I could tuck these between the flowers.
Card Size: 21 x 21 cm
Colours: Coconut White, Wisteria Foundation card
Dies: Italian decorative Frames, Bearded Pansies, Orange Blossom, Leaves, Cathedral Background, Double Pierced Squares
Stamps: JL Mondays Child
Embossing: Leafy Quad
Inks: CS Colour Cloud blending Ink - Lilac Whisper & Indigo Mist, Blue Violet Archival Ink.