Technique – Stamping

Featuring stamping

Flower Vine Birthday

Hi there!

I love the dainty Flower Vine set that Altenew released just before Christmas and was really looking forward to inking it up and colouring it in! Isn’t it a pretty stamp?

I also got the coordinating dies and used them on this card for a sweet crafty friend who is celebrating her birthday today.

The sentiment is by Clearly Besotted.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Dear Daffodils

Hello everyone!

Happy Friyay! As sad as I am that the festive season is over, I really enjoyed making a spring birthday card today.

As soon as I saw the colour palette for the first Color Throwdown Challenge (yellow, green, black and white), I knew I had to do something flowery! This coincided with the arrival of my Clearly Besotted order and I could not wait to inck up the Spring Daffodils stamp. I coloured them using my Twinkling H2O paints and then adhered the image to a smooshed background I created some time ago using distress oxide inks. And I finally used the My Favorite Things label die which I have had for ages but which I haven’t used….

I added a Brushed Sentiment also by Clearly Besotted and a few Nuvo glitter drops to finish off my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

New Year Party

Hi everyone!

It’s been a very long time since I played along with a My Favorite Things sketch challenge. Not sure why as I do love a sketch challenge!

Anyway, I saw this week’s challenge pop up on Instagram and realised that as I had the Gift Box Cover Up die, I could easily play along! Sticking with my current New Year’s obsession THEME I created a background using distress oxide inks and the MFT firework stamps. I have had these stamps for a while and this is the first time I’ve used them. Best layering firework stamps ever! The polymer is trimmed to a point in one place on each stamp to make it really easy to line up the stamps. I’ve bought a few firework stamp sets over the years, and most of them have been a bit disappointing (probably user error!) but this set has to be my favourite now!

Anyway, after stamping the background, I die cut the Die-versions Party Crowd from black glitter paper, cut out the figures I wanted to use and stuck them to my base card to create an outside/balcony scene before adhering the frame using funky foam.

Finally, I added a sentiment from my favourite/most used Simon Says Stamp Holiday Words on a Line die set to complete my card.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

Non-traditional tree

Happy Christmas Friday!

I loved how Lindsey from the Pretty Pink Posh DT used glitter card for her Pretty Pink Posh tree last month and decided to see what a white tree would look like! It’s so sparkly in real life!

I paired my tree with a My Favorite Things festive script background in non-traditional colours of distress oxide (dried marigold and vintage photo)!

I almost didn’t share this card here as the talented Erica from CaCaCraft just shared a lovely card using the same stamp and die… I decided to in the end as they look quite different! Plus I suspect we’re not the only 2 crafters to combine these gorgeous supplies!

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.

 

Advice from Mr Frosty

Hi everyone!

I just LOVE the My Favorite Things Frosty Friends stamp set! Today, I’ve paired my favourite snowman from the set with the fabulous Snowman’s Advice stamp from Newton’s Nook and a super Avery Elle background die.

Thanks for stopping by!

LucieG.