Monday, 19 July 2010
2 different ways with poppies
One set of stamps that I really love to play with our Lavinia stamps. I had an idea kicking round in my head as I knew one of my best friends was expecting a baby in May and loves poppies. Having had one go I then came across shaker cards in one of my many magazine subscriptions and felt inspired to have a go. So here they are:
1. A baby is born - Using a selection of the poppy stamps, the baby fairy and leaf trail. After a little trial and error my final technique was to stamp up the poppy images with versa mark watermark stamp pad, then ink up the poppies using Versafine - spanish moss / satin red or olympia green / crimson red. Once I was happy with my poppies I then sprinkled with clear embossing powder and heated. I then used the leaf trail and imperial purple to frame the top of the card. Finally I stamped the baby fairy in the middle and also created a mask on a post it note. I then used a brayer and inked Adirondack stonewashed over the bottom half and sunshine yellow / red pepper over the top. I finished off with some stars in Versafine smokey grey.
2. Poppy shaker card.
I used the same technique as for the previous card. Stamping and clear embossing to poppies onto the corner of a portrait piece of A4 card. I liked the shiney effect it gives the flowers :). I then did the same for the background and ink using the brayer and stonewashed. A couple of lavinia stamp butterflies in imperial purple hid stray ink marks. Having assembled the card I then finished off with a Martha Stewart butterfly stam and punch, using Versafine Black for the stamp and amethyst promarker to colour in. I may need to work on my photography skills however - Enjoy :)