Friday, 24 June 2016

More of the same

Following hard on the heels of my previous posting, I have made some more cards using the same technique. 

It's very easy to use a set of stamps or dies and produce a nice card and then put them away and go on to the next set, but really you should persevere and try to come up with other variations or improvements because it makes you develop the idea and go forward with it.  

If you ever get a creative block, go back to one of your old cards and try to improve it or bring it up to date. It is surprising how much you have learned or developed since you made the original one.

So, working again with my signature tiny cards and circle theme, this is what I produced.

This card was made using a stamp and punch that has been retired from this year's catalogue but I imagine many of you still use it and if not, there are similar large flowers in  the new catalogue such as the Flower Medallion punch.

Colours chosen are Tip Top Taupe  and Blushing Bride. The tips of the large flower have been slightly curled to emphasise the 3D effect, together with a foam dimensional. The greeting is again from Endless Thanks, printed on a scrap of card which has been lightly sponged around the edge with a sponge dauber. Tiny bright pink accents highlight the flower, but you could equally use pearls of rhinestones.

Another variation using Petite Petals stamped in Smokey Slate and Tip Top Taupe and punched out, the same large flower stamped in Blushing Bride and mounted on varying sized discs of Tip Top Taupe, White and Blushing Bride. The greetings strip is just tucked behind the flower and glued at that edge, the outer edge is supported by a foam dimensional and is deliberately slightly larger than the largest disc.

Last one today, but this is a style I return to often as it is very easy but effective.

This card is a simpler variation using Pool Party card with a silver foil disc.  The large flower was punched twice, once in Blushing Bride card and then Whisper White card stamped with the coordinating stamp in Blushing Bride. Stick the pink flower flush with the card and elevate the printed flower with a foam dimensional so that the pink flower just peeks out beneath it.  I have stamped a greeting from Endless Birthday Wishes onto a hand cut scrap of white card, sponged round the edge with Pool Party.  The flower is finished with a small matching accent.  

Again, no reason why you couldn't use completely different colours, sentiment or whatever, but try to keep to just two colours that tone together and don't over complicate the design, because this is a very small card.

I hope you like these very simple cards and have a go at making one yourself or use them as a starting point for your own creations.

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  1. Your cards are beautiful Jane and you are right in saying go back to see what you have created in the past and improve on it. Food for thought.
    Christine xx

  2. Liking hot on the heals !! Great cards and good advice too xx


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