Sunday 18 March 2018

Twofer Challenge #3

Today I have 2 cards that I am entering in the twofer card challenge #3 which has the prompt blossoms. My 2 cards are very different, in fact I have gone 3D for one of them, I hope that is allowed.

I have had a blossom stamp by Kaiser Craft for a while now and hadn't yet found an occasion to use it, until now of course. Here are my cards:
I will need to show you some more photos so you can see the stamp properly. The box card is for my granddaughter's 3rd birthday. She really liked the box card that I made for her older sister last year so I thought I would do one for her too. Her sister's card was a princess castle, this one needed to be different so it was the challenge that made me decide on a garden scene. I stamped the blossom in archival plum ink and then put little dots of colour in each blossom with my spectrum noir alcohol pens. I also used them to colour the little girl and the cheeky looking rabbits. You can see the blossom stamp better in these photos:

The second picture is the card folded up.

My second card is probably the most CAS card I have ever made. The blossom is stamped on a piece of yupo paper that I had coloured with alcohol ink. I then used the technique shown by Jennifer McGuire that she called alcohol ink ghost stamping. I used the same archival plum ink to stamp the image and then wiped it away and you are left with quite a detailed shadow left by the stamp, it is very neat. I decided to make this the focus of my card, so put it in a panel and scored the white card either side of the panel. I shall send this to a very special person in my life who has been unwell.
Here are the pictures:

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