Do you, like me look forward to the time when the days are longer and the sun is shining? This winter ours was not too bad where we stay, however it has had some days when it was wet and windy. There does now though appear to be the small shoots of spring appearing – with daffodils nodding their heads and crocuses and snowdrops adding colour wherever we go.
I did however, decide to make a wreath card – one of my favourite types of cards using the Gina K Designs Fabulous Flower Stamp Set – in particular the tulip and leaves. The solid layer was stamped in orange – Tangerine Twist, and to add contrast I stamped the outline with red – Red Velvet. The stems and leaves were stamped with green – Lucky Clover and outlined with Jelly Bean, whilst the sentiment too was stamped with Tangerine Twist.
I don’t have card stock in those colours, so inked plain white card stock, let it dry and layered up.
The card will be entered in the following challenges:
Ever since I purchased the Wreath Builder stamp set from Gina K Designs, I know I am going to have so much fun making lots of cards.
Using the 4″ template, I followed the instructions from Gina K, stamping and turning the card round, hoping that the flowers all end up in the correct place. Inks used were from Stampin’ Up, and as I didn’t have the co-ordinating coloured cardstock, I inked up plain white cardstock and let it to dry. The sentiment was from the Gina K Design stampset.
I know that Christmas has passed, and I am sure for some of you now a distant memory as plans for Hogmanay are well under way. However, I still have some Christmas cards to share. These were made using stamps from Card-io who provide a large number of small stamps which can be used for many an occasion. The stamps were inked with browns, reds and greens from Stampin’ Up and layered on cardstock to make these two wreath christmas cards. The sentiment was stamped from Lili of the Valley
It shows how different a card can look when the background layers are put down the opposite way.
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.
Autumn is coming. It is that time of year when the days become shorter and the nights grow longer. Leaves change colour and show a spectacular range of reds, browns, greens and oranges. They can provide a beautiful backdrop to many a part of the countryside.
Using the colours as inspiration I made this card using Gina K Wreath Builder Stamps.
Colours were red, orange, marigold, bark, cocoa and green. For the leaves I coloured an acrylic block with the inks and randomly stamped the leaves on to it then stamped on to the card. The sentiment and circle were stamped using orange an bark then embossed using Tonic clear embossing powder. Hope you like the finished product.
This card is to be entered in to the following competitions: