Monday, 26 February 2018

Lots of Lavender

Hello, Crafters.

I hope you've had a great weekend.

Today's card is really quite straight-forward, it's just time-consuming because of the fussy cutting! 

Oh, if only this set had some co-ordinating dies! 

My original plan was to use just one bouquet from the Lots of Lavender Stamp Set, which is available free as a Sale-a-bration gift for a qualifying order of €60/£45. 

Once I had the first one ready, I had an idea but I needed two bouquets, so I had to start again and create a second one!  

I used Pool Party and Wild Wasabi Marker Pens for colouring,  and achieved a little bit of shading by painting each individual image over once, and then going back and drawing the brush across half of each petal a couple of times. 

With the leaves I drew the brush around the outside edge of each of them a couple of times.

To create my card I started with a card base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), a layer of Silver Foil, and a top layer of the silver stripe design from the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper (DSP). 

This is also available free as a Sale-a-bration gift on a qualifying order of €60/£45.

There was no particular reason why I did this, but today I decided to adhere these layers together using Tear & Tape! 

It was how I always used to do it, and I'd developed my own way of doing it so I had success i.e. straight layers, every time!

It was pleasing to know I could still do it that way. 

Unfortunately, it's not feasible to do it on videos for two reasons. 

Firstly it's more time-consuming than using Tombow, and secondly, I need to get my head over my work to make sure I get it lined up properly before adhering the layers that my head would be fully under the camera - not a good idea!

I chose the sentiment from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set and heat embossed it using Silver Embossing Powder.

I adhered it about an inch up from the bottom of the DSP, and in the centre. 

As I was nearing the end of my sheet of Regular Dimensionals, I used some of the outside edges. 

As you can imagine it was a totally different ball game putting Mini Dimensionals on the back of the two bouquets! 

I managed four complete Minis and then I had to cut lots of different sized small pieces for as many places as possible. 

To finish the front of the card I painted both bows using the Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen.

Inside the card I adhered a layer of Silver Foil, and a top layer of Whisper White CS. 

To decorate it, I used Basic Black Archival Ink, and stamped the small flower image in the Lots of Lavender Stamp Set. 

I coloured it in using Soft Sky, Pool Party and Wild Wasabi Marker Pens.

As I said at the beginning, this a simple card but time-consuming because of the fussy cutting.

If you'd like to CASE this, but are put off  because of the fussy cutting, see what stamp sets you have that has a suitable flower you could use but which has a co-ordinating die!

I hope you've enjoyed today's project, and I hope you have a good day. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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