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

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge - Make it Girlie