Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Creative Expressions Tuesday

You Make me Laugh .

Hi there , thank you for joining me for today's post , which is about some Just Rite stamps . I have used the following items to create this card :
     Just Rite Clear Stamps, Floral Fan Elements, Pinwheel Daisies and ( for the quote ) Botanical Swirls Labels.
     Colour Cloud Inks , Pretty in Pink and Decadent Oak.
     Foundations card and Archival Ink , Wateringcan.

To create the first layer , using cream coloured card , I stamped the lacey border around the edges of a square ( I used Watering Can ink instead of black ink because it creates a softer image ).  I measured the length of the stamp and drew the square very lightly on the card . I used low tack tape to mask the corners so that I could mitre the corners of the stamped image . Once the ink was dry I rubbed the pink colour cloud ink onto the card and then added a little of the oak colour around the edges .

For the next layer I stamped the individual flowers randomly onto the buff coloured card and then added the same two colour cloud inks all over the card . By using a slightly darker base card the whole layer is darker than the other two layers .

I used cream card for the final layer and stamped the main image as shown . I then stamped extra individual flowers to add to the design . I also stamped the main image several times on separate card so that I could cut out the flowers . I used watercolour paint to colour the design and the extra flowers.

The base layer of the card was mounted onto a black card blank and the other two layers were mounted onto black card . I stuck the second layer onto the card at a jaunty angle and then added some lace . The top layer was attached using foam pads . I then curled the petals of the extra flowers and attached them using dimensional glue . One of  the flowers was kept flat so it could be tucked under the top layer . I added flat back pearls to the centers of the flowers and a few pearl swirls .
  The quote was stamped onto a small square of cream card , rubbed with a little pink ink and mounted on black card . It was stuck onto the card with a foam pad .

I don't know why I arranged the square layers at angles instead of neatly lined up with the edges of the card  , but I feel that it looks more 'relaxed ' this way and therefore more interesting. I hope this inspires you to try different arrangements.

If you would like to see what other members of the CE design team have been doing please look here



  1. Morning

    Such a vibrant piece of art, I love it. The narrow black borders really make the design pop

    Smiles :)


  2. Very pretty, I like the jaunty angles.