Tuesday 16 February 2021

Reminder Post The Flower Challenge #53 Use Your Latest Stamps or Dies


Yep its time for the reminder so that means I have to force yes fooooorce myself to use another new stamp to me,  yayyyyy

I have made two cards, I enjoyed colouring this so much. This stamp was a release during
Simon Says September releases when they join forces with other companies bring out a one off stamp and this one is a combined effort of Simon Says and Studio Katia. The sad thing is I can't give you the link as its a one off release and once sold thats it.

Copic colouring using sepia look for the leaves so E40's and the flowers R83, R81, R20 and R10 I think for palest petal. The background is a mix of the 0000; 000; 00 in blues and greens

I die cut the panel with that favourite of mine  'Nordic Frame Dies' from 'The Greetery' 
and the sentiment 'best wishes' is die cut from silver mirror card.

This next card I did with V000 V00 V01 V12 sorry cant remember the leaf mix I think it started out YG03 YG05 then had some pale G colours added. So this card is more along the line of mauve and the background more BG 0000 BG 000 etc

The frame is a different one from the same set as above

The 'Celebrate' die cut is from MFT's and  is cut from silver glitter paper.
I have added both card panels to Neenah cardstock #110 which I have started using after talking to
a very clever crafty friend of mine, Therese. I love the whiteness and the end finish.

I have also started colouring with Copics on this cardstock but at this time limited use as I dont feel as comfortable with it. I feel my Copic cardstock stays juicy a lot longer especially when using lots of layers but I do like the super white look of the Neenah. Will be interesting to see what cutting through die machine and Scan n Cut will be like. Also if my printer will accept and feed it through.

Anyhoo its time to go check out what our Guest Designer and the 
Design Team have been up to.

Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope I see you again soon

Crafty Hugs



Diane said...

Wow stunning designs, your coloring is amazing.

Hugs diane

lostinpaper said...

Your cards are so very beautiful Aileen! That's the one thing that disappoints about these releases, and the stamps sell out in a matter of days too.

TaeEun said...

I love both of your cards, Aileen! The flowers with sepia leaves look calm and elegant and the green leaf version looks more fresh and spring-y!!!

Bobby said...

The sepia leaves give a whole different look and feel to your card, Aileen. I'd be hard pressed to pick a favorite, they are both lovely.

Loll said...

Two gorgeous cards using that amazing stamp, Aileen! I admire your colouring with Copics. You really bring the flowers to life with your shading to create depth and dimension. Love the soft colours of both flowers ... spring is not too far away. It has already reached your place with these cards. :) xx

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous cards Aileen and I love this big bloom stamp and the beautiful ways you colored it! So pretty!