Saturday, 16 June 2012

Simply Stampin' Sketch

Oh dear, my posts this weekend are a bit like buses - nothing for ages then two come along at once! I have had a bit of extra crafting time this weekend due to the fact that I had to wait for someone to come and have a look at my conservatory roof which, in all this wind, has decided to come adrift. He has now been and inspected it and has to 'send the boys in' another day - just what I needed :0)
Anyway onto the cards which I made for the Simply Stampin' challenge. The first one is made with Perfect Plum as the card base with a strip of Elegant Eggplant, cut with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, placed across the card. The central panel is a Whisper White Top Note embossed with the Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder, inked around the edge and glued in place onto the card base. I added two flowers to the top left corner made with the 5-Petal Flower punch and two smaller flowers in the bottom right corner punched with the Boho Blossoms punch. The sentiment is from the retired Create-a-Cupcake set.
The second card was a bit of an experiment and I'm not overly pleased with it (think the added circles were a step too far!) but thought I'd show you anyway. I made a base card with Naturals Ivory cardstock and layered on a piece of DSP from the First Edition Speciality pack which I had overstamped with images from French Foliage in Basic Black. The strip across the middle is the negative part of a piece of cardstock which had been cut with one of the Adorning Accents Edgelits dies, I used the negative part because I thought it looked more manly than the piece you are supposed to use! Three tags, stamped with Tiny Tags and cut with the Jewelry Tag punch, were added to the central strip and I think this is where I should have stopped. However, because the sketch required circles I stamped two of the French Foliage leaves and punched them out with a circle punch and overlapped these onto two slightly larger circles punched from Basic Black cardstock.


  1. I love the second one, actually it's my favourite of the two cards. I would never have thought of stamping the leaf images directly over the newsprint.
    Thanks for joining us this week at simply stampin.
    Kelly xx

  2. Both cards are lovely!! I really do like the second card, I think the circles add to the card, especially the way you stamped the leaf print to overlap onto the DSP!

  3. These are great Margaret - I love the frame look of the first and the papers on the second are just perfect for stamping on! Vicky x

  4. Two great cards. I love your colour choice of purple shades for the first card and the use of the Elegant Bouquet embossing flower. The second card I love the effect of the stamping with black on the newsprint!

    Thanks for playing along with us this week at Simply Stampin'


  5. These are lovely Margaret, the stamping looks great on the 2nd one and I love the embossing on the 1st :) Sarah xx

  6. I love both of your cards Margaret - I really don't think the circles on the 2nd card are too much - and I love how you used the negative die cut shape! I love the crisp white against the rich purples on the first card! You've made me want to get inky with the French Foliage set myself now!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Simply Stampin' and I hope we see you again very soon! Ruth x

  7. Well done for getting 2 cards done Margaret! Both are lovely, the stamping on the second card looks really effective over the newsprint! Thanks for playing along with this week's Simply Stampin' Challenge! Kirei x


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Margaret x

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