Sunday, 5 October 2014

Try Something New

Hey everyone!
Today I'm showing you a card that looked fantastic in my head - 
but I'm not sure it quite worked IRL.

I was thinking of techniques for the challenge over at
and, 'cos I'm terrible at all that inky stuff, I thought I would try something new.

I've saw a gorgeous 'hearts' card from LISA on Pinterest, and  it got me wondering
whether you could use stamps and dies in a similar way.

I drew round a circle nestie, in pencil, and then stamped my leaves and flowers.
Then I die cut the three large flowers and the sentiment banner.
I nearly gave up at this stage, cos it looked dreadful, as you can see below, but I persevered.

I stamped a sentiment banner and inserted it back into the space.
{This is a great technique, especially if you want your cards flatter for posting}

Then...    are you still with me?
I stamped the flowers that were one size smaller than the die, and placed them in the
space with a foam pad.

I also added the little, pink flowers ( I changed the colour from that dark red) and a pink house,
put a touch of darker Copic pen in the centre of the flowers and some glitter.

What do you think?
As a technique, it needs some work, doesn't it?
I'll definitely give it another go though.

Lawn Fawn Stamps and Dies - Penelope's Blossoms
WPlus9 Stamps and Dies - Heartfelt Holidays.   This is soooo my fav. stamp set right now.
Scroll down to see some other cards I've made, using it.
Memento Inks - Lady Bug/Bamboo Leaves/ New Sprout/Angel Pink.
Diamond Stickles.


Eve Maynard said...

I think that it is brilliant Caroline - very original!

catherine said...

Hi Caroline. I think it looks fantastic and well done on having a go at something new. Love the red in it. Hope everything is ok
x catherine

Juls said...

Gorgeously creative :-) hugs Juls xx

Deepti said...

This is a fun idea :) love the dimension and design

Stressed Stamper said...

I really love it - and how I wish my nails would grow as long as yrs- saw them on the post...mine snap after 2 seconds - guess I do more house work than you!!!! ha
Sarah x

*Vicki* said...

So creative and it turned out stunning!! Really loving the pink and red for the Christmas design here!! HUGs :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so pretty!

Jenny said...

I really love it Caroline, the cut-out pieces add extra depth and the inset flowers are a lovely detail too. Good for you trying something new :0)
Thank you for playing along with our challenge this month at Make the Day Special Stamp Store x

Julia Altermann said...

I never heard of that technique (using smaller die cuts in the space of larger ones) before – brilliant! Love how you explained the steps you took and I think it looks absolutely lovely. Whoever gets this card will totally adore it :)

Thanks so much for playing in our Make the Day Special challenge this month – I hope we'll seen you again with your creations next month!