Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Floral Congrats :D



This bright and cheery card is mostly inspired by Leonie Pujol's new stamp and stencil range and also by the MFT colour challenge #43. I saw Leonie demonstrating her new products on Hochanda last week, and loved the concept, so I give it a try with things I already had... I started off by cutting some really thin acetate with the Lawn Fawn scripty Congrats die, I then sprayed the back of this with Crafter's Companion Stick and Spray so it would stay in place on the card. I cut a piece of white card using the large stitched rectangle die from the MFT Blueprints #13 die-namics set (absolutely love this die!!!) and stuck down the congrats die cut. I then pulled out three Distress Inks, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Broken China (as these went with the MFT colour challenge) and I blended these onto the background, starting with Mustard Seed, then Twisted Citron then Broken China (however most of the broken china has gone a little bit green :D). I then pulled out the Docrafts Floral Folk stamp set which contains tonnes of little stamps with are perfect for this technique!! I chose Butter Bar, Tide Pool and Cornflower Hero Arts inks for the stamping as I wanted to get a crisper impression than using Distress Inks, I also used my MISTI so that I could easily and quickly stamp images multiple times to get a good impression :D I then peeled off my homemade congrats mask, and the edges weren't as crisp as I wanted them to be, so I ended up cutting a Congrats out of white card and layering it on top, although the stencil didn't quite work the way I wanted, it was good to have there as it gave you an anchor for all the little stamps :D The final touches were adding a little bit of white pen detail and also some glitter, I think I used Crystal and Turquoise Stickles and Scattered Straw Distress Stickles...



I'm entering this card into

The MFT colour challenge #43
 http://www.cardchallenges.com/2016/04/theres-still-time-mft-color-challenge-43.html

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge - Make it Girlie
http://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-make-it-girlie/

3 comments:

  1. I love how these sweet posies and the background blend together so seamlessly, Christine - beautiful design! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  2. Thank you for your lovely comment Lin! I love the way they blend together too :D Christine

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  3. an adorable card, fabulous background! so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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