Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Creative Expressions Tuesday Blog

Dream Big .

Hi there , here I am back again with my regular post for Creative Expressions. Today I am going to show you a card that I made using just one stamp (well I did use a second stamp for the quote , but I could have done something else and not stamped a quote ) .


I used some of the foundations card in a buff colour to stamp and emboss the design with gold powder. I did this twice so that I could cut up the second image 

I used watercolour paints to colour the flowers and the leaves and then cut out the flowers from one image . I then cut a strip of card that would fit across the card base as shown .  I pleated and folded Silky Crush Ribbon and stuck it to the strip of card . I attached the ribbon and flowers to a square of white card and then added some very thin cream ribbon down the wider pleated ribbon .
I stamped and embossed Dream Big onto a piece of buff card and mounted it and the main image on black and then gold card . I attached these as shown to the base with foam pads .
What l found interesting was that at this point the card looked unfinished and I wasn't quite sure why 
. So I mounted the card onto a black card base so that there was a border of black around it . This 
helped but it still wasn't right . After thinking about it I realised that all the pieces on the card worked together but didn't seem connected to each other . This was when I drew the fine black line around the edge of the card . Finally it looked right !

So here is another,larger picture of the final card .
I hope that this has given you some ideas about using just one stamp and I'll be back next week .
To make this card I used :---
Stamps to die for , Floral Cartouche.
Creative Expressions clear stamp set , Petite Lavish Sentiments.
Silky Crush Ribbon, Black .
Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder , Gold .
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  1. Beautiful card Elizabeth, the colours are amazing and the black just makes it pop! I sometime struggle when a card just "needs something" and a little thing like just a line around or connecting is what's needed.