Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Stampers Anonymous Flower Garden Cards

a Cut at Home Design Team Project

Today I'm sharing a couple of Sympathy cards I made using Stampers Anonymous, Tim Holtz Collection, Flower Garden stamps.  These have lots of fall colors browns, ambers, golds and greens I love these colors and I think they make a soothing color combo for this type of card.

This first card is made using a crackle background (from JustRite Stampers) atop a piece of watercolor paper which I had colored  with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Fossilized Amber.  Today's cards are A5 size - 5"x7", a little larger than I normally make but perfect sized for the flowers with longer stems.  These stamps come with the flower heads and stems separate so you can mix and match as you see fit.  (JustRite is not available any more but I did find a Tim Holtz Stamp called Cracks and Specks that's really very very close to what I used, and you get two stamps in this set, what a deal!)

Quite some time ago I treated myself to a set of Caran D'Ache Neo Color II crayons.  These are a water soluble crayons so when used with an Aqua brush the colors blend beautifully.  It was fun, but it's always fun to try new crafty supplies.  I used a Penny Black stamp set called Eloquence for my sentiments and cut them out with Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Thirty-Three.  

This time I included a second generation stamp on the back of my cards as well as adding the flowers to my envelopes.  These stamps come out so crisp and clear when used with Spellbinders Celebra'tions Berry Black ink, no smears, no smudges.  

Come join me on the video and we'll make a card together plus I'll show you how I did the masking on the one card.  This effect gives the illusion that the one flower is sitting behind the other, a really fun technique to use.

Supplies from the Cut at Home Store:
CMS215: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection, Flower Garden stamps  
30-162: Penny Black - Eloquence, clear stamps  
S5-187: Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels Thirty-Three  
ACT1412: Angel Craft tape 1/2" 
SCI-001: Spellbinders Celebra'tions Berry Black  
TIM43270: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Ground Espresso  
TIM43225: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Fossilized Amber 
658300: Sizzix Big Shot Starter Kit

Supplies from my Crafty Stash: 3D foam tape; Wink of Stella, clear; Just Rite Crackle stamp; Distress Marker - Ground Espresso; Caran D'Arche Neo Color crayons' Finnabair Copper Micro Beads; Cardstock; Canson Watercolor cold press paper; twine; Seam binding


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Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!! These cards are stunning Patti! I especially love the one with the crackle background .. absolutely gorgeous design! Loved the video too!! xx