Thursday 16 March 2023

The Flower Challenge #78 Reminder Die Cuts or Stencils


Its time for the reminder post, Ive been doing lots of playing with this months post. 
This is the card I chose for my reminder.

For this card I have chosen a Distress Oxide background I made and added these flowers.
They are from Altenew and are the African Daisy layered die. I went rainbow because well
I love rainbow flowers so why not.

I copic coloured and tried to work going from the layer above for colours so they layered up ok. I was heavy handed with the colour to keep it bring. I added lots of Nuvo Glitter brushpen to the petals for lots of sparkle.

Up close you can see all that sparkle. The flower goes with my blog name today thats for sure.

Now its time to go check out what the rest of the Design Team has been up to at The Flower Challenge
But before you go I thought I would share the flower cards I have been posting on Instagram for those who don't go there so you can see what else I have been doing in relation to this months challenge.

These cards I have used the Honey Bee Stamps Lovely Layers Coneflower die. They look amazing and I have to say this layered die is so easy to work with and looks sensational with just one flower on a card so no need to be doing lots and lots of die cutting.

Copic coloured

Copic coloured/ Distress Oxide background

Altenew Inks blended/ Distress Oxide background

Distress Oxide blended/ 3D embossed background

Thank you so much for visiting 

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Sunday 5 March 2023

The Flower Challenge #78 Die Cuts or Stencils

This month is all about Die Cuts or Stencils together with your beautiful flower stamps.

I have been having so much fun with this Rose. This rose comes from Altenew and you can get, Hot Foil plate and stencil if you want..  First I hot foiled most of the rose which is called Gilded Rose.

I used Hammermill cardstock and find that fool proof, each time I foil no matter the brand of foil
it works perfectly. As this is expensive to get here in Australia I bought a ream and cut up for use with this system only. These days to help me with remembering which cut up panel is which I now write on the back in pencil using just initials and it helps a lot.
H - Hammermill
C- Copic - ExpressIt
110 - Neenah Solar White
80 - Neenah
W- Watercolour
G- Glossy
PH- Photo paper
CA - Canson
SB - Stathmore Bristol
SV -Strathmore Vellum
SM - Strathmore Multimedia
and the list goes on......

Now back to my card.
After Hot Foil
I then used the stencil, being a first time using this stencil I had a bit of a learning curve
getting the stencils lined up. There are three stencils and the third has two sections so that the layers end up being four layers.
I used three Distress Ink colours and blended trying to keep my layers light so it didnt become too bright.
After doing the four layers I went back with the second stencil (I did wait a day for the inks to dry as my first attempt when I added the glitter paste ended up pulling colours from different sections together.
So I lay on the second stencil and went over the layer with BoBunny glitter paste.Thisadds a wonderful sparkle to the card.

I have then finished off the card with this wonderful die cut sentiment ' You are Awesome'.

Thank you so much for coming to look and I Hope you will leave a comment letting me know what you think then its time to go to The Flower Challenge Blog to check out what the rest of the Design Team has been up to.

No Guest Designer this week as an emergency came up but next month sees Guest Designers back with us.

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