Thursday, 24 July 2014

A floral whisper…

A combination of stamping and die cutting today with my floral whisper card...


I've started with an 8" x 8" card blank so have cut the mats accordingly. The background started as plain white card dabbed all over with Distress inks (DIs) of Dusty concord, Seedless preserve, Milled lavendar and Shaded lilac. Once inked, the card was misted with water so that the coloured blended together:
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Tissue wrap was torn and glued into place using Matte Medium before dry brushing white Gesso roughly over the top:
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Next came the stencilling, two different patterns, again in patches:
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The card needed a mat which was cut and then the centre removed (only the outer edges are seen):
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To make the flower, I used certain elements from the Sizzix Bigz Peony die (by Susan Tiernay-Cockburn) although I haven't made it up the way Sizzix have shown. I love the amazing Blooms impression tool (which is hard to keep in stock!) to shape the petals:
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Making up the bloom, petal by petal:

Lin Brown's ELB05 stamp set (Eclectica³ for PaperArtsy) has some beautiful texts based around florals so I chose one from that to stamp and emboss with a lilac embossing powder. This has been cut and mounted on an old (Sizzix) die cut photo frame, decorated with a strip of washii tape and white pen:
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The leaves for the flower have been stamped using white (Snow cap) ink and then edged. The ptals have also been 'dusted' with ink around the tops too:
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A floral rub-on stuck onto the same colour card as the base and then cut using the Sizzix postage stamp dies makes one decorative element. The scroll from the Sizzix Thinlits Ornate hanging sign (by Jen Long-Philipsen) makes a gorgeous decoration simply by sniping it away from the sign. Both elements have been edged, of course!:
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A butterfly and a bee from Tim's Botanical remnant rubs have been used to decorate another corner:
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Layered up:

A corner of matching dotty paper from my scrap box has been edged and used under this fragment and added to the top left corner. Left side:

Right side:

Focal section:


Most of us love flowers and this card can be used/adapted for any occasion.

Thanks for visiting, have a lovely day,

Chris xxx
My corner of Heaven


  1. This is beautiful Chris,thank you for the very useful step by

  2. The amazing flower really stands out beautifully against the wonderful background you created. The scroll is quite stunning. A really beautiful card Chris. Anne xx