Join me for a crafty getaway in October 2012

Join me for a crafty getaway in October 2012
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Friday, 23 March 2012

Building a bloom :D

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This first card is so not the normal me. I love flowers but hardly ever seem to use them so this card being just a giant flower I am so proud of myself lol :D I have used a brilliant Stampin' Up stamp set for this one it is called build a bloom and I have also used the matching punch I feel a little lazy for not cutting them out but it is so quick and means they are all the same size. The inks I have used are real red, Old olive and Daffodil delight. I have tried to give the flower more of a 3D feel by shaping the petals and the leaves. I have used the inks to colour the papers I used for my matting and layering so it matches perfectly. The strip along the middle is some black card that I used the Stampin' Up scalloped trim border to shape a bit then put some pearls from my stash on it. I also embossed the white card using my hougie board to give a bit of texture.

I am entering this card for the following challenge:
Scrap creations - Flowers

For my second card today I have gone for a more almost steam punk feel. I have used stamps from the Stampin' Up Aviary set and I have started by stamping the cages all over the background in Sahara Sand ink. Then I have stamped my little bird calypso coral ink and stamped over it with another bird cage this time in chocolate chip ink so it stands out more and then I cut it out and put it on foam pads so it stands out from the rest of the card. I finished it off with a Kraftin' Kimmie sentiment and by inking the edges in chocolate chip and calypso coral.

I am entering this card for the following challenge:
Divas by design - Distressing

If you would like to get any Stampin’ Up products I can order them for you and you only have to pay £1 for postage rather than the normal £4.95. If you want to have a look at the current Stampin' Up catalogues you can see them all HERE


Christine said...

Both cards are beautiful Amy. Love the birdcage one. Something so lovely about birdcages! xx

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,these are just so beautiful,the birdcages I love,just brilliant,hugs Cherylxxxxxx

Elaine said...

Amy these are both FAB I love the flower, great work Hugs Elaine

Lau W said...

Oh wow ! the both are wonderful but the second is just fantastic ! Very nice work !
Have a nice week-end !

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great card, love the flower!

greetings, Alie :-)

Wendy said...

Fabulous cards...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Some of my jewellery

I keep getting asked about my jewellery so I am going to put this slide show on here so people can see it easily. Please see above for my normal blog which has turned out to be mainly cards.