This week I have been playing around with different weights of cardstock making flowers using the Arianna Blooms stamp and die set from Heartfelt Creations. I now have a selection of Heartfelt Creations products in Gift Hutt and I was very impressed with the quality of the products – in particular the paper packs. The papers are just beautiful and easy to just make cards and scrapbook layouts without any embellishments.
I have been using up my CTMH cardstock (mainly White Daisy which is just under 220 gsm) to make the flowers but I have found that the cardstock is a fraction too heavy for making the flowers – or it could be that my hands have been very sore lately as well). You can get some dimension but it tends to go a little flat. Here are some samples I have made:
I then went to Lincraft and got some Canson cardstock (Azure) that was 160 gsm thick and this time I was able to get a really good shape for the flowers and they were also easy to make rosebuds as well.
Here is a comparison between the CTMH White Daisy cardstock and the Canson lighter weight cardstock. As you can see the White Daisy cardstock has flattened out a little while the lighter cardstock still has more dimension.
I then just die cut the flowers on the same cardstock and after sponging the outside with Glacier ink and the inside with Canary inks from CTMH I wet the flowers. The petals were scrunched and then left to dry. I found I had to be a little careful to make sure that I did not rip the card but it was pretty strong. I was very happy with how these flowers turned out. They came out with a more shabby chic look.
Finally, I had a really difficult day the other day, and so to help me relax I made this card using the bottom flowers and I was very happy how it turned out. The colours worked so well together.
Here are some other examples that I have made for the class next Sunday.
Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy, Canson Azure
Stamp – Arianna Blooms
Dies HC Arianna Blooms, Raindrops on Roses and the butterfly and edge is a Joy Craft die
Inks – CTMH Glacier, Canary, Black, Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet, Chipped Sapphire
Paper – CTMH Kaleidoscope
Bling and pearls from my stash.
I will be following up a lead tomorrow to check out some cardstock to carry at Gift Hutt as I will run out of CTMH cardstock eventually.
I look forward to meeting everyone at the class next week.
Have a good week and Happy Crafting.