Nautical Poppy

Well I had all good intentions to use my fab Breast Cancer Awareness stamps and die cut this morning but just could not get an image to create this…typical as all week I had some good images in mind, I must start to jot these down !

Anyway, as my mum’s birthday is looming as she loves Poppies, I decided to give this set another go. Have to admit I am pleased with the outcome and am sure she will love it.

I then came up with a Nautical theme, I have no idea why but came up with this design.

Hope you like 🙂

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Supplies Poppy :- Sheena Douglass Perfect Partners Victorian Floral Poppy & Die, Inks :- Distress Ink : Shaded Lilac and Scattered Straw, Memento Dew Drop Tuxedo Black & Cottage Ivy, Happy Birthday Embossing folder. Dovecraft 3D Cream Pearl Effects

Supplies Nautical :- Nautical Stencil, Distress Ink : Tumbled Glass, Memento Dew Drops Inks : Danube Blue, Bahama Blue & Summer Sky. Stamp & Die Set : Clearly Besotted Stamps : Best Dad, Square Stitch Die

 

 

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Faux Dimensions Stamping

I came across this video by pure accident and thought I would give it a go.

I am by no means an expert or professional when it comes to Stamping etc but i was pleased with the outcome. Now i must practice….. practice ……practice

These Christmas tags were made with  Clearly Besotted Stamp Sets, Memento Dew Drops Ink Pads, Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad, Clear Embossing Powder and Stencils.

 

 

 

Stencil DIY

Before i begin please can i say that finish card is only a mock and quickly done ( also not stuck down ) as i do take my time when crafting but wanted to see if my theory would work …..

After seeing so many gorgeous cards being made with MTF Circle Burst I decided to track this down to order one.  This proved unsuccessful as the postage was so expensive to be shipped to England from MTF Stamps plus nowhere here seems to sell these ( looked on Ebay, Amazon, Hobbycraft, Google etc )

So my last resort was to purchase a Polka Dot stencil and see if I could adapt it whilst awaiting for shipping from Hong Kong ( yes again item  unavailable here but cheaper from HK but a bit of a wait ) In mean time I did find mini stencils which were cute from Creative Expressions via ebay

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I then got a 6×6 & 8×8 blank card and drew circle in middle, Cut this out and hey presto on my way to creating a circle burst card.

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So next stage was to place stencil on card ( attach tape to stop it moving which i will do when i do this properly with more time and no rushing ) then place my Circle cut out over top

 

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Then applied some Distress Ink – I used Mermaid Lagoon
This was my finished ROUGH design whilst awaiting a slightly larger ( and easier ) polka dot / circle stencil which i hope will be easier than the mini one
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The things we have to go through here in England when we have limited resources and that is why I am so envious off all you stampers / crafters overseas as you have such lovely products and much much more choice but keep up the fab work as love looking at them all