Sunday 15 October 2017

Reminder for The Flower Challenge 1st Birthday Celebration

Now don't forget its a really easy one.

It doesn't have to be your one and only most favourite flower stamp,
it just has to be one of your favourite flower stamps.

But also remember its important to share our new blog button that
Vivien put so much work into designing for you to add to your blog post
and direct link so we don't have to go looking for your card. Also don't 
get too zealous when linking to challenges, we have limited it to 6. And you can
only enter two cards this time. These rules apply if you want to be in the draw for 
one of the fantastic prizes that are being offered for those who participate in the challenge.

Now onto my cards. This time I have done two. I did another one using the same Hero Art stamp
but this time I stamped and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

I did this card as an even easier version without an outer frame. The silver embossing is done on vellum and as you can see it has embossed beautifully. I never have any problem with this embossing and the vellum never warps. 

I have used the Zigs again dark and pale blue but I have been unable to catch the difference in colour here in the photos no matter how I shifted the card around, IRL it looks fantastic.

I die cut the window for the vellum to sit in then added a few sparkly gems and the silver mirror card die cut 'incredible' with a couple of mini diamond gems for the 'i' dots.

My next card I used one of my favourite stamps from Altenew

I stamped the flower onto Linen look cardstock then coloured with copics.
I went over the copic colouring with some Wink of Stella to add a bit of sparkle.

I die cut the flower then added foam tape to the back of the negative.
I attached the negative to the front of the card then added glue to the die cut
flower and leaves and inset them flat onto the card base.

You can see the sparkle in the close up. I also attached some sequins and stars
from a sequins set from Pretty Pink Posh and finished the card off with a die cut
'Happy Birthday' sentiment that I had blended some blue ink into.

Two very easy quick cards using flowers that I love to use.

Now its time to go over to The Flower Blog and see what the rest of the Design Team
and our Guest Designers have been up to.

Heres hoping you decide to join us this month for our exciting 1st Birthday
at The Flower Blog and show us some of your favourite flower stamps.


Mac Mable said...

Such amazing them both. Fabulous inspiration, thank you x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous cards Aileen.

lostinpaper said...

Both of these are so wonderful Aileen! Love the die cut sitting over the spray of flowers, it adds such a fabulous detail!

Viv said...

Gorgeous cards Aileen.. the embossed one has to be my fave!

Karren said...

Beautiful cards, Aileen! I love how you've used the die in the second card - so striking!

Karen Dunbrook said...

such pretty and elegant cards mf...and done in my fav colour!! love them
xx Karen

Viv said...

Wow two fabulous cards here Aileen!love the fab flowers and great silver & turquoise colour combo on the first one.Such a clever use of negative space technique on the second one and love that amazing flower too...also loving that sparkle ;) hugs Viv xx

Loll said...

Two gorgeous cards Aileen. I have not had a lot of success colouring with zigs on vellum. You are a master at it! xx

Cara said...

Wow, two absolutely stunning cards x

Desperatehousewifecraft said...

Such gorgeous cards! So different from each other, one so striking and dramatic, and the other light and whimsical but both just amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!