Sunday, 2 May 2021

Gerber Daisies Take #2 (the easy way)


Sometimes I just don't fancy colouring so wanted to make an easy card using the new Whimsy Stamps Gerbera Daisies and Die Combo that I used on the no line watercoloured card I posted yesterday. 

I inked a panel of Bristol Smooth with Distress Inks = Shaded Lilac, Peacock Feathers, Cracked Pistachio, Twisted Citron, Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marigold, Kitsch Flamingo and Festive Berries.  I set it aside to dry then stamped out the Gerbera Daisies with Versamark Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I prefer to ink then stamp, that way the embossing stays bright white rather than discolouring.

The dies hadn't arrived from the USA thanks to the not so fabulous "Covid" postage service, so I fussy cut the border (hence it not being as perfect as using the die would have been).  I stamped a sentiment from the Simple Sentiment Strips Clear Stamps on a panel of white card and adhered the inked flower panel on top.  

I created a scalloped frame using the Quilted Rainbow Inlaid Die and popped this on the card front with foam tape.

A super quick and easy card, I really need to make more of these.

Saturday, 1 May 2021

Gerber Daisies with Zig Markers


Whimsy Stamps  has a new release today, and part of the release is this stunning Gerber Daisies Stamp and Die Combo.  I decided to do a spot of no line colouring and opted for the Zig markers again, but this time instead of using water and a brush I used the blender brush included in the set.  I'm in love!  Seriously it made the colouring an absolute doddle, I thought I would be on forever getting this stamp coloured and definitely would have had I used the traditional water method.  I used one colour per flower/leaf and used the blender brush to spread the colour.  I used Strathmore Bristol Smooth again and got a really great result.  Next project is to try the blender with my Arteza markers and see what sort of result I get.

The Zig colours used are:
055 pale yellow, 052 bright yellow, 054 pale orange, 070 orange
021 light carmine, 024 wine red, 029 geranium red
060 brown
035 deep blue
041 light green, 044 deep green

Once I had coloured the image I used a Uniball Gold Glitter pen to add in some gold dots for a bit of sparkle, then heat embossed a sentiment from the Everyday Scripted Sentiments stamp set then matted this on to some gold pearl card and finished off with some sequins.

I have a pile of patterned papers that will never in a million years get used so I've decided to stop keeping them for a rainy day and have started using them to make envelopes for my cards.  This way I can make the card any size I want and always have a fancy schmancy envelope to match.

Here's a peek at what the DT have done with this newest release

I have another card using this stamp and die set, but very much easier as there's no colouring.  I'll have that up on the blog in the next few days.

Have a lovely bank holiday weekend, even though the weather looks a bit naff.