John Lockwood and I are demoing at Inspirations in Preston today and tomorrow. Hope to see some of you there.
Here's today's card -
This card has a messy background - a subtle one! I made it while demoing at Stoneleigh with Phill Martin a couple of weeks ago. I spritzed some PM Cosmic Shimmer Frosty Blossom Ink Spray Mist onto a piece of Cut n Dry Foam
. I used this as my ink pad and with the stamp in my hand I randomly stamped Phill's Leafy Background over a piece of Coconut White Card
. I spritzed a little more ink onto my Craft Sheet
and mixed a little PM Frosty Blossom Mica Powder
into it. I picked this up onto my Cut n Dry Foam. I then randomly stamped Phill Vintage Script Background into some of the gaps on my Coconut White Card. Finally, using a Smoothie
I inked up one of the flower stamps from Phill's Butterfly Montage Stamp Set with Frosty Blossom Colour Cloud Blending Ink
and stamped them around the background. I used the edge of my inked Cut n Dry Foam inking around the edges of the background. I made sure the ink was dry and then ran it through the Spellbinders Platinum Machine (yes, I have one!) with the Creative Expressions Wild Roses Embossing Folder
I stamped the sentiment from Phill's Scribbled Frame Sentiments Stamp Set
using Clear Perfect Medium
and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Silver Shine Detail Embossing Powder
. I cut it out using Spellbinders Triple Floral Die Set
and inked through the die with Frosty Blossom Colour Cloud using a Smoothie.
I cut the largest 2 dies in the Spellbinders Decorative Labels 47 Die Set
together out of Coconut White Card and inked through the dies with Frosty Blossom Colour Cloud. It's worth mentioning that the picture on the packaging and the catalogue picture of the largest die in the Die Set Decorative Labels 47 is not the same as what you actually get. In my opinion what you get is much nicer!
I turned the inner die 90 degrees before adding to the larger die.
I cut a vine and some flowers out of Coconut White Card using Spellbinders Flower Bundle Die Set
. I inked through the flower die with Frosty Blossom Colour Cloud. I snipped the vine in 2 and hid the join under the largest flower.
I assembled the card as shown adding some White Pearl Corners and piercing around the edges using my Tim Holtz Ruler
, Precision Probe
and Piercing Mat
For those of you that missed it, the Creative Expressions Demonstration Team will be appearing on the new Hochanda TV Channel which launches on 27th August. John Lockwood will be the first of us to make an appearance. My first show is 23rd September. Please scroll down to the previous post for more details.
Thanks for stopping by.
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