Monday, 22 January 2018

Beautiful Peacock - Beautiful Friend

Today's card is another created using the gorgeous Beautiful Peacock Sale-a-Bration stamp set. You cannot buy this set, you can only earn it for FREE with any purchase of £45. You can find full details of all the available FREE products in the brochure shown in my left-hand sidebar - just click on the photo.

I started this card by stamping the Peacock with Island Indigo ink in the top left of my White layer. I then used Soft Sky ink to stamp the first of the flourishes three times down the panel. Next, I inked up the dots stamp using Real Red and randomly stamped this over the flourishes. Lastly, I used Island Indigo ink again to stamp the second flourish three times.

I then decided that the card needed a little more dimension, so I stamped the Peacock again onto a piece of White card. I cut out the body by hand, added Dimensionals and layered it on top of the first one.

The sentiment was cut out using the Layering Circle framelits. I stamped some of the sweet little flowers around it, before adding it to the card.

Although difficult to see, I used my Clear Wink of Stella pen all over the Peacock and on the Island Indigo 'leaves'. This gives a lovely shimmer when it catches the light.

Sunday, 21 January 2018

Lots Of Lavender - Doubles!

I have two cards for you today! Ok .... they are identical apart from the main colour, but I don't often do doubles :o)

I'm still playing with the Stampin' Blends and was experimenting with which cardstock is best to use with them - that's why I ended up with two panels ... so I decided to use them both on cards :o)

All the stamping was made using the Archival Black ink and I then overstamped this using Versamark before heat embossing with Clear Powder. 

I used the Stamparatus to do the stamping so it all lined up exactly. I am loving this new tool and am using it as much as I can at the moment to find out all that it can do. I've had another stamping positioning tool for a few years, but never really got into it and haven't touched it for a long time, so was very unsure about getting our own version - BUT I'm now so pleased that I got it :o)

Remember that if you haven't already reserved your own Stamparatus, it will be available to purchase in the new catalogue in June.

The White front layer was stamped in Versamark using the Definitely Dahlia stamp. This is a large background stamp and I stamped it several times before heat embossing with Clear Powder.

The result is very subtle, but quite beautiful :o)

Friday, 19 January 2018

Beautiful Peacock - In Berry Burst

Beautiful Peacock is another of the FREE stamp sets you could select during the Sale-a-Bration promotion! 

This was my first play and I really enjoyed using it :o) I also used one of my favourite combinations of colours - Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. 

I found it easier to stamp the tail feathers of the Peacock first and then add the body - this seemed to make the lining up easier. I used the Stamparatus, so I could double-stamp if necessary.

The flourish stamps in this set are really lovely and would look super on any project. I love all the little flowers too. I put these three all on the same acrylic block and stamped them altogether. This ensured the grouping on each side was the same.