Monday, 17 February 2014

What you want me to pick just one? Impossible

Penny Black has recently released their latest range of stamps, dies and stickers (you can see the full Happy Everything catalog here) and Jill who runs the blog asked me to design something using my favourite stamp from the release for their blog today. Well what can I say except it is impossible for me to just choose one, so I thought I would choose one that is super easy for anyone to use!

The stamp is called Luminous 40-299 and is the most beautiful lily, and here is the card I created using this stamp.

Chameleon Lily

Supplies used:
Penny Black Stamp: Luminous 40-299, Dies: Tagged 51-007, Leaves 51-002, Hello Frame 51-040, Wishes 51-036, Interlocking 51-029, Mix and Match card stock: Fall Festival 16-003, Summer Sun 17-003, Sticks and Stones 02-001 and Storm 01-001.
Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko Memento: Tuxedo Black, New Sprout and Fireworks: Pear Tart.
May Arts: Orange twine, Chameleon Alcohol pens Red Orange R01, Olive OL1, Sienna BR1, Yellow Orange YO1 and blender pen. Flowersoft Ultrafine: Earth,  Foam Pads and Glue.
Tools: Perfect Layers Ruler, Craft Knife, Ink Sweeper, Scissors, Spellbinders Grand Calibur Machine, sewing machine and thread.

How to:

Cut out tag and create frame using the scalloped rectangle from the Hello Die and ink using Memento New Sprout and an ink sweeper.

Spray tag with Fireworks Pear Tart and set aside to dry.

Cut leaves and sentiment from Wishes Die and Mix and Match card.

Using the stone card stock cut interlocking die, as you can see you can line up the edges and cut a larger piece of card as can be seen in the photo above.

Mount interlocking onto cream card and cut out a cream scallop rectange, place to right of card and then adhere sentiment. Mount onto Summer Sun card and use perfect layers ruler to get an even sided mount.

Stitch cream layer to yellow layer with zig zag stitch and add foam pads to reverse side of tag, line up over card and adhere.

Stamp Luminous onto white card using Memento Tuxedo Black ink and then colour the flower as shown in the video below.

Here is a close up of the cut out flower, after colouring I decided to give it a more yellow hue and so went over with the Chameleon alcohol pen Yellow Orange Y01. I also thought the stamen would look more realistic with ultra fine Flower Soft added.

Thank you for visiting me today I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Cathy x