Greetings from a blustery Kent
Paul here taking over the blog again whilst Barbara and Dave travel back from a busy few days in Frankfurt.
Monday’s blog is all about trees and flowers, which reminded me of a photo I took the other day at the office.
A proper Barbara Gray landscape!
Anyway, I digress – I thought I would go back through the archives and find a step-by-step to keep you occupied!
I came across this one using one of my favourite stamps
The Wallflower Corner
Used in conjunction with the wonderful
Letterbox Stamp Set
Both of the above stamps come with fabulous Clarity Masks.
One of the things I love about the following step-by-step is the fact that you can use it for so many occasions – Birthdays, Weddings, Valentines, Invitations or just to say Hello.
So now I will hand you over to Barbara to guide you through……..
Let’s see. What did I use?
So you start with a piece of plain cream or white card,
about 2″ x 6″ – depending on which word you want to frame.
I did the frame first, and added Grace afterwards, but you can tackle it from the other end, too!
Stamp two wallflowers about an inch apart, add Detail Clear Embossing Powder and emboss with your Heatgun.
Cover them up with the Clarity ready-cut masks, and then stamp the third flower in the middle.
The next step is important. Remove the masks either side BEFORE you add the embossing powder.
Otherwise you will get powder on the masks and they will lose their tack, and you will be frustrated!
This is how you bunch the wallflowers together without overlapping them.
Just keep working your way around the edges, leaving a 1 inch gap, to fill with another background flower.
When you have gone right round the card, add the centrepiece.
I used the Letterbox and added GRACE.
See the gaps in the corners? We are going to colour in the background, so that is fine.
See how I have coloured in the whole background,
bar the Letterboxes, with Ivory and Blush?
They come from the Skin tones Promarkers.
I used fine nibs to get into the flowers.
To be honest, the GRACE plaque would do very nicely alone, simply mounted on a matching card, don’t you think?
But I want to go on with the large Wallflower Corner.
Mel drew it, and it is a masterpiece.
So I used a standard long pre-scored card, stamped the corner in the righthand corner in Black Archival, dusted it with Detail Clear Embossing Powder and heat-embossed it.
Drag the chisel end of a Peach Promarker around the edges.
Colour in, one flower at a time…
Cut a slit about quarter of an inch away from the flowers.
From here to here!
This will make a wonderful pouch for Grace to slip into.
You could even mirror the corner on the other side and colour in.
If you like the Wallflower set, I did another blog with them a while ago. I used The same Black Archival embossed base, but look how different when you change the colour palette and paint with Perfect Pearls (Mica Powders)
Superb Mother’s Day OR Father’s Day Book Mark gifts.
Okay, Paul back again – wasn’t that a great step-by step!
So I am feeling naughty and thought that since I have taken over the blog, I would be be nice to you all and drop the price of the two stamp sets
This offer will run until midnight on Wednesday
On a separate note – everyone that has recently upgraded/joined the various new clubs – the relevant discounts will be applied to your accounts by tomorrow.