Sunday, 13 November 2011
I have used the Cottage Garden stamp set for this card. This can be found in the Idea Book and Catalogue on page 53 - £18.95 Wood Mount / £15..95 Clear Mount.
It's a really sweet set. I stamped the outline flower image using Basic Black ink onto some of the First Edition Speciality DSP (page 96 £11.50). This paper is fantastic value - it's not as thick as our normal DSP, BUT you get 24 sheets in a pack!
I then cut the flowers out before covering them in Crystal Effects (page 114 £5.75). This gives the flowers a beautiful glaze and when dry you can shape the flowers as you wish. Also - before the Crystal Effects is dry, you can add Pearls or Rhinestones to the flowers - and a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter if you wish :o)
The fabulous Michelle Last showed us how to make these little lovelies several months ago at one of Amanda Fowlers's quarterly training events .... and I've only recently got around to trying them out. They are so pretty and really easy to do ...... why don't you give them a try? :o)
The colour combination I've used on this card is Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler. The leaves were cut from Wild Wasabi card stock using the Big Shot machine and the Little Leaves Sizzlit die.
The double bow is made using the glorious new Crochet Trim (Victoria - page 106 - £6.25). I've topped it off with another new product - Antique Brads (page 109 - £5.50). These are two of my most favourite accessories in the whole of the catalogue - both are simply gorgeous! :o)
The DSP I have used here is the Holly Berry Bouquet Speciality papers (page 96 £11.50). Although this is essentially a Christmas paper pack - as you can see, it can be used for other occasions too :o)