A delightfully girly card for this week. I’m loving the combination of teal and chocolate shades.
I print my digital stamps onto Winsor & Newton Bleedproof Marker paper. It’s bright white so my colours really pop and it also helps to stop the inks bleeding into each other.
I’ve coloured this little cutie with my Winsor & Newton BrushMarkers. Here’s the shade’s I’ve used:
Brown (And Hair)
I adore this paper stack form My Mind’s Eye, it’s called Antique Florals. It’s full of beautifully distressed papers with small scale patterns in floral designs and natural colours.
It’s a huge stack of 180 sheets so it’s long since been discontinued and I’ve still got plenty left to play with.
I use dies to make frames around my digital stamps. I always colour my image first in case I make a mess of it then I use a glue stick to glue my image onto a piece of plain printer paper to make it thicker and more stable.
Then I choose a die shape and size that suits my image and run both papers together through my die cutting machine. The pressure forces them to stick really well together.
On this card I’ve used two different oval dies to make a scalloped oval frame around my coloured digital stamp. The scalloped oval is cut using my XCut Large Nesting Dies, Scalloped Oval and the inner oval frame is cut using the Xcut Nesting Dies Oval Set.
This is probably my most used combination of frame dies. The outer scalloped shape fits perfectly onto my favourite 6×6 inch cards. The inner oval frame nests perfectly inside and is the perfect size for most of my digital stamps.
I think the images look a little plain with just a white background so I like to use distress inks to add a bit of colour around my images. I use a Blending Tool to sweep the ink onto the edges of my die cut shape. For this card I’ve used Iced Spruce.
A Little Embellishment
I’ve also used my favourite embellishment die set. It’s called Jewel Flowers and Flourishes and it’s from Spellbinders. I spent ages choosing this die. I often want to add a bit of something to the corner of a card, my favourite designs are flowers, butterflies and flourishes. This die set includes at least two of each. I really do use every single die in this set over and over.
I love to add just a teeny touch of sparkle to my cards and I usually do that with a little set of three gems in one or two corners. I love how it adds a little bit of interest to an otherwise plain corner.
Take a Peak Inside
I think it’s such a shame to receive a beautifully decorated card only to open it and be faced with a blank page. So I use more of my designer papers to decorate the insides of my cards. I mostly use scraps leftover from the main design and a 10cm square of plain paper to write a nice message onto.
Products I’ve Used
This card is availible to buy in my Etsy shop.
I do hope you have enjoyed having a peak at my latest card making project. Please feel free to use my handmade cards to inspire your own creations, pin it to your Pinterest for later.
Linking Up To: Crafting Happiness Challenge #114 – Anything Goes – PIP Challenge 2138 – Dream Valley Challenge# 255 – 2 or More Patterned Papers – Stamps, Fun, Creativity Challenge #394 Anything Goes – A Place to Start Challenge – Use Patterned Paper – Get Creative Challenge#105- Anything Goes – Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenge #166 Anything Goes – Corrosive Challenge Challenge #9 – Anything goes – Crafty Calendar Challenge – Anything Goes – Crafty Catz #564- Anything Goes
A Little Bit About Me . . .
Thank you so much for stopping by my corner little of the interweb. I’m Bridie, mum to two small humans, full time homemaker and full time craftaholic – which totally explains why I’m always short on time!
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