Purple is not just for Halloween – it can be used any time of the year and for any type of card. Using the colours inspired by Halloween, I used my Concord & 9th Dahlia Turnaround stamp. Colours used were lime, orange, heliotrope and pineapple punch, whilst the sentiment stamped using Concord Crush. The two background layers were coloured with the inks Concord Crush and Orange to match the card. Still haven’t got the hang of it being lined up perfectly, but it is fun practicing.
The card will be entered in the following challenge:
Seven Hills October Challenge – Halloween
Is is just me that is addicted to using the wreath builder template? Whenever I look at stamp sets now, I look and think can I use these on a wreath style card?
This card was made using the Gina K Designs stamp – Fabulous Flowers set, I stamped using Versacolour pigment ink to try and get some deeper purple colour as I as struggling to get a really deep purple ink that I really like. Stamped and layered the flowers then used Tonic clear embossing powder to give a lift to the sentiment and circle. The matching layered card was made justing colouring white card with the inks used in the stamping.
Thank you Blooming Bouquet
Having discovered another American stamping supplier – Altenew Stamps, I recently took delivery of one of their sets Blooming Bouquet which looked as if it could be so versatile for many different occasions.
The stamp was stamped over two pieces of card and embossed with Tonic Nuvo white embossing powder and water coloured using stamping up Emerald Envy, Tangerine Tango and Concord Crush. using the water allowed the die colour to separate and give different shades.
I would like to enter this Thank You card in the Seven Hills October Sketch Challenge.
Chef of Happiness
I just want to share this card with you which I made for a work colleague who is moving on to pastures new. I made the chef and cooking utensils using a set of MFT stamps Recipe for Happiness. This is the first time that I have used any of their stamps and found them so crisp and easy to use. The beer bottles set – Last Orders were bought from set from Card-io, all cut out and mounted onto the card. The star was made using the Tonic star set whilst the greeting is a Lili of the Valley sentiment stamp.
Hope you like it as I had lots of fun doing it and will definitely be buying more MFT stamp sets and co-ordinating dies.
I would also like to enter the card into the Seven Hills monthly craft challenge for September – Spotlight.