Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Greeting Farm Girl

 I needed to make a birthday card and decided to use this gorgeous girl from The Greeting Farm.

She's an older stamp and I'm not sure they sell her anymore but I'm so glad I've got her!

The Happy die is from Whimsy Stamps and I use this one a lot because I love the look of it so much :)

I could have had her standing on it but I decided to cover her legs a bit instead and I was happy with how it turned out.

The Birthday is from an Avery Elle set called Astronauts.

The only other thing I added were some Ranger black enamel dots.

I am enjoying making slimline cards at the moment and this stamp was just perfect for it.

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

TCP Tuesday - slimline cards

The Greeting Farm - Birthday challenge

SimonSaysStamp - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)


Sunday, August 23, 2020

Whimsical lemon and orange

I've been having fun with my Lavinia Stamps again :)

I always get lost in my own little world while creating with these beauties :)

I did something on this card that I don't think I've ever done before.

I stamped directly onto some patterned paper, rather than building up the background with inks myself.

It kind of felt like a bit of a "cheat"?  But really I don't think it was.

I still did all the stamping and designing and added some extra ink blending to the card.  

But yes, having the background card did make it quicker and I'm a very slow cardmaker so this was a big bonus :)

The patterned paper is by 7 Dots Studio and is called Paint Chips.  It is a really smooth and thick paper, more like smooth cardstock and it worked beautifully for this.

I only used versafine black to stamp the images and some black distress ink to go around the edges and to create the ground the hare and mushrooms are on.

I also used some white paint to splash on some dots and added a few highlights with a white gel pen.

I used Whimsical Hares, Fairy Buttercups, Meadow Mushroom, Willow and Fairy Foragers by Lavinia Stamps.

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Lavinia Stamps - orange and lemon

Ink Art Designs - anything goes

TCP Tuesday - slimline card

Thanks for dropping by today :)