A daily papercrafting blog which features my handmade cards showcasing Creative Expression's products including my own line of cutting dies and embossing folders, Cosmic Shimmer, Ranger, Justrite, Spellbinders and more which use various techniques and ideas to hopefully inspire the creativity in you.
Morning my crafty friends! I am so looking forward to today's shows at noon and 5pm as it feels like absolutely ages since I was last on air! I don't want to give away any of the demos (see, you have to tune in now, huh!) but this one is a really nice card that shows some of the stamps on the poll. I didn't realise until I loaded it on to the blog, but I have actually used a set that is on my shows in July as well (so another sneak peek). The watermarked background uses the Floral Thank you set by Justrite stamps that will be coming up mid July. I simply stamped them with a clear perfect medium stamp and did not emboss and you get a lovely watermark effect. Great for adding interest without being overwhelming I think. I then stamped the pretty Iris on to coconut white card using a black Archival ink pad. I coloured the image with Distress Markers using blues and purples and kept the background in honey shades for a nice contrast. I stamped the sentiment (another JustRite stamp) and coloured it to match. I cut both of them out using the matching JR Vintage Labels Four dies. I wanted to dress up the Iris a bit so I cut a Marvellous Square die to seat it upon. The pretty decorative corners just peek out from underneath. I tied some seam binding around the bottom of the card and added my sentiment on top of it. I tied a messy bow and added a lavender Dazzler to it and attached it to the side of my sentiment. I paper pierced the inner mat of the double white mat to finish off this quick and easy card. A lovely one for anyone who loves irises! Finished dimensions are 7" x 8" in size.
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