I had some stamped flowers left over from a set of cards I was making for Practical Publishing, so I thought I'd make a few more cards for our troops. (See my previous post for details) I also thought they would be ideal for the Annabelle Stamps October Challenge which is Springtime Flowers and have to use an Annabelle Stamp as a focal point.
This first card uses both Daisy Delights and Daisy Delights Silhouette Stamps. The background stamp was heat embossed using two different colours of embossing powder - Peridot and Winter Lime. This is a fun technique as you can create all sorts of effects depending on where you place the different colours.
I stamped the image with VersaMark and then sprinkled the lighter coloured powder; shook off the excess powder; and then sprinkled the darker powder over the remaining area. Once the excess powder is again poured off, the image was heat set.
The daisy images were stamped on white cardstock using a variety of ink pads, fussy cut, layered and then attached to the card.
The border and tag were from Echo Park "For The Record 2" collection and the gold Jewel Dazzles were from HOTP.
This second card also used the Daisy Delights stamp set and was much more simple than the first.
The images were stamped in a range of yellow/orange inks on white cardstock, fussy cut and then coloured lightly with watercolour pencils just to add depth to the images. The leaves were just stamped on lime green cardstock.
The background paper and all other elements were from Echo Park "For The Record 2" collection and the gold Jewel Dazzles were from HOTP. The great thing about Jewel Dazzles is that you get the bling without the bulk, which is really important to consider when postage is involved.
I didn't include this card in the Annabelle Challenge as the prominent stamps are from Dienamics and Hero Arts.
The pretty background paper and doily sticker are from Echo Park "For The Record 2" collection and the gold Jewel Dazzles were from HOTP.
You may be able to guess what the commissioned cards were like from what I had left over, but believe it or not, they are actually quite different to these.
Anyway, I'm off to make some more cards for another commission, so you may not hear from me for a week or so.
Bye for now,