Saturday, 31 December 2016

Another Tie Dye

Hello, Crafters.

Today's card is my second card using the Tie Dyed Stamp Set. I used Soft Sky Ink and Marina Mist Ink to create a lake for the swans to swim in. 

I'm pleased how this idea grew although I wasn't sure what sentiment to use.

I was very disappointed to see that the embossing folder I've used is called Falling Petals. When I first saw it, I saw hearts floating upwards, and that's how it's going to be with me! 

Hubby thought they looked like birds, or butterflies! I love the idea of hearts floating upwards and see it being used for Valentine Cards and Mother's Day Cards! What did you think when you first saw this embossing folder?

I created my card with a Soft Sky Cardstock (CS) base, with a layer of  Shimmery White CS and a top layer of Soft Sky CS. I dry embossed this top layer using the Falling Petals aka Floating Hearts. I adhered the top two layers together using Tombow.

Using Marina Mist Ink, I stamped the first square stamp from the Tie Dyed Stamp Set onto a piece of Shimmery White CS. Then I stamped on top of the image using Soft Sky Ink and the second square stamp.

With the two square stamps in this set, I don't think it makes any real difference which stamp you use for the darkest ink.

I die cut the image using no.7 straight cut die from the Layered Circles Framelits Dies and layered it onto a piece of Shimmery White CS I'd die cut using no. 8 of the scalloped Layered Circle Dies. 

I stamped the swan and the signets, which are from the Swan Lake Stamp Set, using Archival Basic Black ink onto Shimmery White CS and cut them out by hand. Using my Pumpkin Pie Marker Pen, I coloured their beaks, and then adhered them to the water using Tombow. 

I stamped the sentiment, which is from the new Big on Birthdays Stamp Set, uisng Archival Basic Black Ink onto a piece of Shimmery white cardstock, layered it onto a piece of the lake design. 

I should have layered this onto another piece of Shimmery White CS, but I was distracted by dinner, and had forgotten about it by the time I went back to finish off my card! 

I wrapped some white Baker's Twine around the top two layers five times and tied it up with a bow. This layer was then adhered to the card base,. Then I used Tombow to adhere the image and the sentiment in place using Tombow.

I hope you all have a great weekend and wish you all a healthy, bright and blessed New Year. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


Products & Measurements 

Soft Sky A4 Cardstock #131292  - 8¼” x 5¾” (21cm x 14.5cm); 3 7/8” x 5½” (10cm x 14cm);
Shimmery White A4 Cardstock 121717 - 4” x 5 5/8” (10.25cm x 14.25cm); 3¼” x 3¼” (8.2cm x 8.3cm); 4” x 3” (10.25cm x 7.6cm); scraps for swans and signets; 2½”  x 3/8” (6.4cm x 1cm)
Archival Basic Black Ink Pad 140931; Refill 140928
Marina Mist Ink Pad #126962; Refill #119787
Soft Sky Ink Pad #131181; Refill # 131161
Brights Collection Set of 10 Marker Pens - Pumpkin Pie #131259
Layering Circles Framelits # 141705 – straight cut no. 7; scalloped no. 8
*Big on Birthdays Photopolymer Stamp Set #142877
*Tie Dyed Photopolymer Stamp Set #143008
*Swan Lake Wood Mount Stamp Set #142974; Clear Mount #142977
Falling Petals (Floating Hearts!!) Embossing Folder #142761
Whisper White Baker’s Twine #124262
Tombow 110755
*Available from 4th January 2017 from the Spring Catalogue


  1. Oh, this is really and truly beautiful! Love what you have done with the tie-dye stamp and I definitely do see hearts in that embossing ... it's just super, Jan! SUCH a pretty card! ("petals"? Really?!!)

    1. Hi, Geraldine. I'm so pleased you don't see petals either. As hearts, it's a fabulous embossing folder! I love it! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. oh the card is so soft and beautiful. i agree with the hearts floating upwards. looks like a beautiful stamp set too. such a peaceful scene and i love the color. very nice Jan. happy and healthy new year to you and family.

    1. Hi, Pearl. A Happy New Year to you and your family, too! I'm so pleased you like the floating hearts, too! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. the card is beautiful but it is hearts , nothing like petals, happy new year to you and yours

    1. Hi, Kaye. A Happy New Year to you and your family, too! I'm so pleased it's not just me that sees floating hearts! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.