I have had a chance to make a couple of cards today and just managed to get the photos done just before the sun went. We have just had the shortest day of the year but it is going to be a few months before we get more sunlight hours.
I have been inspired by a blogger in England who does the most beautiful cards using white on white cardstock and lots of different dies for layering. I have made two cards and here they are:
First up this card was very quick and easy to do once I had the flowers made. I have used the same technique that I used in a previous post here to make the flowers but this time I sponged the the centres with Canary ink and the edges with Pixie ink to make a different colour. The flowers have been cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge pages 50. The photo below features the flowers from the Artiste cartridge page 54.
I used two different embossing folders – Damask and Stripes on a piece of White Daisy cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″ to layer onto the base card. I cut the leaves from Pear cardstock at 1″ using the Art Philosophy cartridge and then I using a sharp embossing edge to create the lines and placed them under the flower. To finish off I added the beautiful stamp from the upcoming August SOTM set
Here is the second card:
I have used the Artfully Sent cartridge to cut the card base at 7″ x 5″ from page 39 and then used CCR to resize the same shape to fit into it.
I placed a piece of White Daisy cardstock to layer underneath the front fold and put the shape on top.
I must admit to using some dies that I have had for some time as I wanted very fine leaves underneath the larger flowers.
I have stamped the sentiment from the Happy to Be Friends stamp set onto the shape before adhering it to the card. I then played around with the placement of the die cuts.
Here are the leaves that I have prepared for the flowers. I like the pop of colour of the flowers and leaves over the white on white base card.
Here is a close up of the flowers with some glitter gems in the middle of the flowers.
I apologise for the watermark. I am still working out how to use Lightroom.
Dies (non-CTMH) Marianne Creatables – LR0206, LR0107, LR0151
I hope that enjoy my creations and as usual these will be available for sale at Gift Hutt.
It is not long now before the new Annual Inspirations catalogue arrives and there are a lot of products that are retiring to make way for more fabulous products so pop on over to my website here to see what is retiring and also what is new on the while supplies last list.
Have a good week and Happy Crafting