Monday, 31 October 2016

First Samples for Stamps by Me Ltd

Hi All

Well I have had an extremely busy two weeks.  I was asked to make quite a lot of Christmas cards for a friend and also started work on my first design team cards for Toni Darrach of Stamps by Me Ltd as well as family birthdays in between.  Hence I've not had time to blog them yet. 

I'm going to start with the Stamps by Me Ltd  design team cards and will try and catch up with the others in the next couple of days.

The first stamp set I want to showcase is the Perfect set which is available from Stamps by Me Ltd or from Create and Craft.  Toni is launching these stamps on Create and Craft on 1 November at 2.00pm, make sure you tune in. 

I loved using these stamps, they are extremely high quality and give a perfect (excuse the pun) impression every time.

This is the first card I made using this set, and I have to say these colours are about as far away from my comfort zone as you can get.  Having said that I thoroughly enjoyed making it.  

I used water colour card and stamped the large flowers going off the edge of the card using Adirondack Terra Cotta ink pad, I spritzed the inked up image with water before stamping.  I the repeated the process with the smaller flower using Adirondack Red Pepper ink pad and the centre of the flowers were stamped using Adirondack Cranberry ink pad.  I stamped the sentiment in Adirondack Espresso.  I then stamped some of each colour directly onto my acrylic block and spritzed liberally with water and flicked the watery ink onto the card using a small paintbrush.  Finally I spritzed the whole thing with some gold Shake 'n' Spray from Crafty Notions, and finished off with some coordinating mat and layering and some organza ribbon.

This is the second card I made using the this stamp set, I wanted to do something very similar to show how using different colourways and slightly changing the composition can give a completely different look.  

Again I used water colour card for this one, but this time I stamped the flowers in the following Adirondack colours: Willow, Juniper and Stream.  I used a Quickie glue pen in the centre of the flowers to add a little touch of glitter. (I've realised whilst writing this post that two of the gems have slippled - note to self, use glue next time!!!)  I didn't flick any splats onto this on but mat and layered onto a patterened card stock which determined the ink colours I chose the added an additional layer for contrast. The sentiment was molded to look the a flag blowing in the breeze and a coordinating bow just because I liked it lol.

I hope hope you all like them and don't forget to watch the show at 2.00pm on 1 November on Create and Craft.

Thanks for popping in

Lots of love



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