Hello. Today and over the next few days I have a lot of cards I made using similar techniques because I made a lot of backgrounds during a crafting session with friends (and whilst tidying up afterwards too!).
Here are the backgrounds I made using distress inks and the gelli plate. The first photo shows the cards I made that night too and three I had started off.
The next step was to choose some stamps to start the decorating. Some of these I didn’t do a brilliant job of stamping… either I rocked the stamp or I dropped it so created some shadow… but given I have this many panels to work with it’s not a big deal if they don’t all end up being used in the end!
For all of them I used black versatile ink for the stamping and in some cases I masked the edges off so I could preserve the edge of the panels.
Ok so from this point on I needed to cut them all into panels…
The six I am going to focus on today were all done using the Wildflowers stamps by Tim Holtz. I love these silhouette stamps .. they are so effective and simple to use. I chose to make both birthday and thank you cards.
I started very simple. Some added gems and a heat embossed sentiment on the same colour cardstock as the mount and raised on foam tape to give dimension. I also went over the flower image with Wink of Stella to give it lovely shimmer!
The next one I chose a crumb cake card for the base and added some patterned paper.
I kept the embellishment simole with just a heat embossed sentiment and then used glossy accents on the flower to give it texture and dimension.
The next card I added a embossed piece of ombre cardstock. For the main feature I cut the panel down a tiny amount so there was less of a frame and added a black outline. I stamped the sentiment directly on the panel and added gems and wink of Stella again for the shimmery finish on the flower.
The final one I used crumb cake cardstock for the base again. The turquoise panel is the same ombre cardstock I used earlier and the sentiment is cut from a part that is slightly lighter. I heat embossed the sentiment, added gems and of course some wink of Stella to the flower again!
So that’s 6 cards made… quite a few left to go but enjoying the challenge of turning these mini panels into something pretty and fun!
I will share the other finished cards as I get to them over the next few days!