Tuesday 6 September 2016

Hoping to be back soon.

Relaxing and Healing at the moment.

Apologies for my absence. Life has been taking up all my time. I hope to be able to get back to blogging soon when I feel better.

Monday 2 May 2016

Ornate Blossoms new from CTMH

Introducing another stunning new set!

Loving the possibilities with this set and really enjoyed experimenting with various ways to use them. Stamping with Versamark Ink and White, Clear or Gold embossing powders on White Daisy, Colonial White, Desert Sand and Honey Card stock. I think the embossing really helped to enhance the richness of each image. To get my creative juices flowing I set up a production line, stamping, embossing and cutting each image before using the Thin Cuts (which cut beautifully each time and are a breeze to line up) getting six (6) cut with each pass. 

After stamping, embossing and cutting I used Desert Sand Ink with a Dauber to vary the tone and highlight the larger images.  I ended up using Colonial White Card Base and Card stock as white was just a bit too bright.  The embossed mat is an old Darice Embossing Folder (can't remember it's name)

This was such a very quick and easy card to make. For the background mat, I used one of the 6" x 4 " PML Cards from the Beautiful Set. The images were stamped in Black Versafine and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder.  Always a better option I find than messing about with Black embossing powder (not a pretty sight at my desk!. Hello sentiment is a Die Cut from Lawn Fawn.

I have always been a fan of yellow, black and white so, I could not resist trying out the combination. I stamped directly onto the Honey cardstock mat for two images  and stamped and cut the others, also adhering with foam mounting tape. I used the matching Honey Ink with a Dauber both on the card mat and a touch on the focal image.

I have to confess to struggling with Card four.  Finally another PML Card from  the Beautiful You set was the break through and the card was then very quick to assemble one I decided a mixture of images of gold embossing on both black and white cardstock.

That's all for today, lots more fun to be had.  Always remember you can ask me any questions via the comment section below or send me and email (the link in the right coloumn)

Until next time...Cheers!