I began by creating my background pieces using firstly the accessory stamps to create the decorative strip at the back of the card and also the focal point on the Stitched Circle die cut. I've edged the circle with one of the small detail stamps from the same set with worn lipstick distress ink.
As I started layering up my card looked a little sparse - anyone who knows my crafting style, less is more is definitely not my mantra - and whilst flicking through the stamp folder, my eyes finally rested on the smaller floral designs from the Tropical Flowers 1 stamp set. All have been stamped in distress inks, (full details in product list below), cut out and the ink blended out with an Aqua Flow shimmer pen.
As a finishing touch to the flowers, I have added sequin centers in complimentary colours. I had originally stamped the sentiment 'Have a Fabulous Day' from Belle Papillion stamp set but it looked too large on my card, so opted for a smaller design. Again this looked 'weird' and out of place and as I had some spare die cuts around from the 'Fabulous Mitred Things' set, they were just the right finishing touch and an excellent place for the sentiment. Do you agree?
Love it when something comes together without much fuss and I didn't argue with myself once about placement of designs (lol).
Right the gesso is dry and my pan pastels are now calling me but as I get messy, better grab the apron and baby wipes first. What have you been making recently? Leave me a comment or link and I would love to pop over and see,
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Products & links:
Polkadoodles - anything goes
Crafty Girls Creations - anything goes
Let's craft & create - anything goes
The Creative Crafters - anything goes
Scrapbook & cardmaking - birthday
WWODT - anything goes
Cardz4Galz - stamping
Crafting with an attitude - anything goes
Southern Girls - nature