As a demonstrator, the month of May often seems very long as I contain my desires and excitement for the new Products from the Annual Catalogue. Yes we get to have a play with some of them but not everything is available.
And play I have done. Some in preparation for Our Catalogue Launch with Irma Bradford, some for fun and some with my friend and upline Vicky Wright.
This is one of those created with Vicki who came up with the idea to use the Daisy punch for the skirt on this lady from the Beautiful You Stamp Set.
The petals were punched from theDelightful Daisy DSP.Her Top was colored with Water Coloring pencils but her hat was cut from the DSP and adhered.
The base card is – one of the new In colors, Tranquil Tide – a delightful soft grey green.
A sprinkling of Rhinstones and the New Glitter Enamel Dotshelped to complete the top half of the card.
Again I used the same DSP and added a sentiment from Rose Wonder Stamp Set to complete the bottom.
The fold used is called a Dutch Door and is quiet popular at the moment as the top half – where we have our square – can be any shape and attached to the base card but not all the way across.
Call back as I will add here a link to a tutorial on Vicky Wrights Blog later.
So I was delighted when I purchased the very pretty Serene Scenery DSP pack and found some sheets with the technique already there.
I gently removed the Rose and Sentiment. Gave the leafs and sentiment a bit of colour with the Aqua pen and some Old Olive, mounted the DSP on to an Old Olive Card Base and replaced the elements. Voila a new more vibrant card.
See how effectively this Technique can be used! You can make your own backgrounds now and look as professional as this image, or just purchase the DSP.
I was having a little play earlier in the week and though I have had this set for a while now have only really used it for our first Technique Class.
I had the black outline already from the Rose Garden Thinlit Die and just added the pieced inlay from Botanical Gardens DSP. I found the fine tip glue pen great for this. It is a bit hard to see in the image but the center was filled in with the reverse side of the DSP to add some depth.
The edges of the Rose were outlined with the Wink of Stella and all the leaves were filled in completely and of course this makes it all shine, like rain on the bloom in the garden. As many another has said the images just don’t captured the glow.You need to buy one and try for yourself.
The sentiment I stamped in Archival Black and cut out with punch, mounted on a scallop oval and popped it up.
The addition of some jewels and candy dots completed the card. If you like the little candy dots make sure you order some now as they are retiring.