Sunday, 19 February 2012
Simply Stampin' again
When I saw the colour challenge on Simply Stampin' yesterday I didn't know whether I would be able to produce anything that I was remotely happy with and here I am, back again, with a card using the same colours! It all began when last night I decided to play with a new stamp from the Easter Blossoms set and the colours just seemed to lend themselves to the pretty blossom. I stamped the branch in Early Espresso and then stamped again without re-inking to give a paler branch at the back and coloured in the blossoms on the front branch with Melon Mambo and the rest with Pretty in Pink. I was amazed at how quickly I managed to colour all those blossoms just by using a blender pen and ink pressed onto the lid of the stamp pad - I thought it would take ages! I wanted the butterflies to be more delicate than cardstock so I inked a piece of Vellum cardstock with Pretty in Pink using a sponge dauber, cut out the butterflies with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die, and then lightly inked around the edges with Melon Mambo and fixed them onto the branch with a tiny dot of wet glue. The sentiment from For my Family was stamped in Melon Mambo and, to finish the card, I added a tiny Basic Pearl to the centre of each butterfly and three slightly bigger ones under the sentiment. The panel was matted onto a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock and positioned onto a white card blank. Maybe my Mother's Day card ready in advance!!