Saturday, 9 July 2016

Helping Me Grow

Hello, Crafters.

I had such a lovely day yesterday!

In the morning, my daughter dropped by before going off out for the day with her friend.

She stayed for a cup of tea and a chat.

Then late afternoon, my son dropped by on his way back from work.

He stayed for a drink and a chat. Our house now looks like a florist's.

I only spent enough time in my studio yesterday to make today's card.

I really love our new Copper Embossing Powder but after today, I really must try to leave it alone for a little while! I'm going to hide my white gel pen, too!

For today's card I started with a Crumb Cake Cardstock base, followed by a layer of Cajun Craze and then a top layer of Crumb Cake.

Using Sahara Sand Ink and the Hardwood Stamp, I stamped on the top layer.

I allowed this to dry completely before I moved on to the next step.

I chose the three spikes flower from the Helping Me Grow Stamp Set and inked it with Versamark.

I stamped this is the centre of the top layer.

Then I sprinkled Copper Embossing Powder over the flower and heat set it.

I coloured the flowers using my white gel pen.

This took quite a bit of time but I didn't go for perfection.

If you look closely at my colouring, you'll see it's not perfect but it doesn't notice when looking at it casually!  

You can see what I mean best in the photograph of the banner - look at the white stripes on either side. 

I chose one of the banner stamps from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set and stamped it onto a piece of Crumb Cake using Versamark.

In the centre of the banner, I stamped a sentiment from the Guy Greetings Stamp Set again using Versamark.

I spinkled Copper Embossing Powder over the images and heat set.

I punched the image out using the Duet Banner Punch. I also punched out a banner in Cajun Craze.

I trimmed as much of the surplus Crumb Cake Cardstock off the banner image and layered it onto the Cajun Craze Banner.

I adhered the layers to the card base using Tombow. Then I used Dimensionals to adhere the banner to the card front.

Finally, I stamped the dragonfly from the Touches of Texture Stamp Set onto a scrap of Crumb Cake, stamped in Versamark, heat set, coloured in white and fussy cut.

I curled the wings upwards, adhered the body to the card front with Tombow and put two small pieces of Dimensionals under the wings to keep them up.

I hope you have a great weekend.

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Lovely Jan! Pretty embossing! Thanks for sharing it. Hugs, Jess

    1. Many thanks, Jessica. So pleased you like this.☺ Happy crafting, JanB.