Hi all, I have a card to show you today using one of the new
Memory Box Whisper Print stamps. There are four stamps in the series and this
one is called 'geranium'.
I love experimenting with stamps and this 'play' took me back years to when I first started stamping. First, I coloured the stamp with Marvey Le Plume pens
(you can also use inks and paints in the same way) blending two different shades on both the petals and stalk. I then spritzed the stamp
with water…I love this bit because varying the amount of water used gives different effects…so don’t be
afraid to experiment (the first stamped images underneath the petals are nicely puddled!). I then pressed three images directly onto my card and
left to dry (you could use a heat gun if you get impatient!). I repeated the process on a separate piece of card, this time just
colouring the petals of the flower. When dry, I cut out the petals and decoupaged
the flower heads. I was watching a fourth set Murray match when I stamped the second set of images so my eye was more on the ball than the stamping and I didn't quite do enough spritzing for the effect I wanted!
This is such a quick and easy technique to do and produces some lovely effects…so go create!
I have a Christmas card to show you today...my first this year...and hopefully, the first of many to come! If it was January, I'd be making a resolution to get my Christmas cards made early to avoid needing to pop out to the shops at the last minute...so to coin Kerry's phrase...I'm trying to get ahead!
I've opted for a very simple card using a gorgeous Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree die and combined it with the lovely Papermania 'At Christmas Time' papers that are currently in our sale! If you like your Christmases to be traditional, then these papers are for you...full of rich reds, holly greens and gold stars!
I've used this gorgeous Bilmalarna stamp called Mimosa Snowflake isn't she cute! she's coloured with my distress re-inkers and the fabby papers are by Papermania, these are lovely in traditional colours of red, green and golds,
Hi Liz here,
with a bit of a change this week as I've made a couple of creations only using dies, no stamping which is very different for me lol,
The first one is a card which I think would be lovely for a thank you or get well card
I've used a Memory Box Prim Poppy and Dancing tulips for the dies, Janet has sold out of the dancing tulip die but has the Tulip petals dies in, which finish off the look beautifully and are well worth getting I think,
Janet also has most of her gorgeous Memory Box dies on sale at the moment so check them out, I love them all lol,
I cut the dies using two main colours and layered them up using pinflair glue then when dry adding star dust Stickles to the edges,
the gorgeous bow is made using the 15mm white super sheer ribbon, I love these ribbons they tie beautifully,
My Second creation is a tag
For this I've used the Prim Poppy die and cut out three layers for the top one and two for the second and lower flowers, these I have layered up with pinflair glue slightly curling the top layer of the top one for a little extra depth and dimension,
to finish off I've used some of the beautiful 25mm white sheer ribbon and some gorgeous 3/8 May Arts lace too for again a little interest, my paper on this tag I distressed with my distress tool and finished off with some lovely pearls,
I hope you'll agree you get a very different look depending how you use them and I hope I may have given you a couple of ideas lol,