MultiColoured Dragonfly’s

 This was for a niece’s birthday. I was playing with some Glossy white card stock and embossing.

I have a couple of different techniques on this card. Firstly I stamped and embossed the dragonfly (from Bugs and Kisses). Then I used the versamark and stamped some other insects on the background ( you will have to look very closely in the photo to see them). Then it was time to use the brayer over the top in Pink pirouette. The background insect creates a type of watermark in the background.

I like using Markers to colour, so I have used several to add a multicoloured effect within the wings of the dragonfly.

As you can see I liked the result so much I made one in male oriented colours, with a different Happy Birthday stamp layered on Designer Label and Curly Label punches.

Sponging with an alternate colour gives the impression of another layer. Comes in handy at times.

If you like it let me know.

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Offcuts of Polished Stone

When I make backgrounds such as the Polished Stone background you saw in the last post, I tend to cut out my card stock equal in size to a card front. That way I have “off cuts” I can also play with.

This is what I came up with, when playing with the “off cuts”. I still used the stamp set Baroque Motifs as well as the same colour combination of Pink Pirouette, Pale Plum and Rose Red. I just used entirely different layouts for both cards.

I changed the words and the accessories to include Rhinestone Brads and Designer Brads, even changing the centre brad to highlight the colour combination further.

Polished Baroque

A While ago, I finally managed to purchase some Glossy white card stock and ink refills. I had eagerly wanted to attempt the “polished stone” background.

One of my favourite all-rounder stamp sets is Baroque Motifs. The large swirl stamp is extremely useful. It lends itself to all types of styles and occasions. You can use it for backgrounds or the main image (as I have done here).

Here is a very girlie card I made for my Sister’s Birthday. The colours I have used include Pink Pirouette, Pale Plum and Rose Red. In case you have forgotten, Pale Plum is one of the retiring colours, and will only be available until sold out, even if that means before the release of the new Ideas Book and Catalogue in September 2010.

Twins

TwinPramsI was asked to make a card for a lady who was having twins. They didn’t know the sex of the babies, so it had to be in neutral colours. They also asked to feature a pram, somehow.

When I was doing a bit of research, a lot of the cards were either pink or blue or a combination of both.

Here I have used Certainly Celery and Barely Banana. Alternate the colours so that it blends well, then layer that against Very Vanilla and it becomes very soft indeed.

 

 

TwinRattlesI couldn’t stop at one card.

I have just purchased glossy card stock and a brayer. So I was eager to try a new technique.

I found some small baby images and stamped them in versamark on the glossy card stock. You then ink up your brayer and roll over the card stock. This leaves you with a subtle image in the background.

Again, I have alternated  the two colours, attempting to blend and  bring the two separate parts to the card together.