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February 21, 2016
This week I have been playing around with different weights of cardstock making flowers using the Arianna Blooms stamp and die set from Heartfelt Creations. I now have a selection of Heartfelt Creations products in Gift Hutt and I was very impressed with the quality of the products – in particular the paper packs. The papers are just beautiful and easy to just make cards and scrapbook layouts without any embellishments.
I have been using up my CTMH cardstock (mainly White Daisy which is just under 220 gsm) to make the flowers but I have found that the cardstock is a fraction too heavy for making the flowers – or it could be that my hands have been very sore lately as well). You can get some dimension but it tends to go a little flat. Here are some samples I have made:
I then went to Lincraft and got some Canson cardstock (Azure) that was 160 gsm thick and this time I was able to get a really good shape for the flowers and they were also easy to make rosebuds as well.
Here is a comparison between the CTMH White Daisy cardstock and the Canson lighter weight cardstock. As you can see the White Daisy cardstock has flattened out a little while the lighter cardstock still has more dimension.
I then just die cut the flowers on the same cardstock and after sponging the outside with Glacier ink and the inside with Canary inks from CTMH I wet the flowers. The petals were scrunched and then left to dry. I found I had to be a little careful to make sure that I did not rip the card but it was pretty strong. I was very happy with how these flowers turned out. They came out with a more shabby chic look.
Finally, I had a really difficult day the other day, and so to help me relax I made this card using the bottom flowers and I was very happy how it turned out. The colours worked so well together.
Here are some other examples that I have made for the class next Sunday.
Cardstock – CTMH White Daisy, Canson Azure
Stamp – Arianna Blooms
Dies HC Arianna Blooms, Raindrops on Roses and the butterfly and edge is a Joy Craft die
Inks – CTMH Glacier, Canary, Black, Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet, Chipped Sapphire
Paper – CTMH Kaleidoscope
Bling and pearls from my stash.
I will be following up a lead tomorrow to check out some cardstock to carry at Gift Hutt as I will run out of CTMH cardstock eventually.
I look forward to meeting everyone at the class next week.
Have a good week and Happy Crafting.
October 01, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back to Inspiration Wednesday and today I have another card to share with you that showcases the beautiful new Special Sentiments stamps and dies. Products Used: Ornate Just for You Cling Stamp Set, HCPC-3936Ornate Just for You Die, HCD1-7321Purr-fect Posies Paper Collection, HCDP1-2102Wild...
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September 28, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou We all love interactive and kinetic cards! Introducing the Christmas Cascade Collection! This holiday collection allows you to make a Cascading Card inside of a Shadowbox Frame, mounted on a card base or unmounted. Don’t worry, these motifs make great conventional cards as well....
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September 26, 2020
Kia Ora Koutou Welcome back and today I have another vintage look card made using the amazing Transfer Me from Dress My Craft. These are so easy to use and can be used on all sorts of projects and today I have a video...
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