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Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Lavinia Stamps Challenge -



Good Morning ladies out in blogland, what a fabulous day we are having today this is what I call summer.  As the weather is so good I have been trying to do my crafting in the evening and here is a little something I ran up last night.  I received a new set of Marianne dies last week and the Lavinia Stamps Challenge gave me the opportunity  to play around with them, this month's challenge is "Us a Die or Punched Shape".  This is my entry for the Lavinia Challenge and there is also a card showing what I did with the spare backing card I had left after making this card.



The card blank was made using some lovely cream textured card from the Papermill Direct. Using my new Marriane die I cut out the doily edge aperture.  The background was created with distress inks in fired brick, peeled pain, faded jeans and aged mahogany on kraft coloured card and splashed with water drops.   The card was cut to fit behind the aperture and the Lavinia poppy stamped in black Stazon In the center, the poppies were lined up behind the aperture and then the backing card was attached to the back of the aperture.  I thought this would make a lovely note card so left it without a sentiment, I can add one if I feel It needs one when I use it.



Now on to the other card using up the spare backing card and my  first attempt at stamping the poppies, I had used an old embossing powder with a pale blue/gold tint but didn't like how it turned out so used this peice of card to roughly stamp a few black poppies before stamping onto the main card.  When trying out my new die set I cut out  the fancy circle and placed this over the stamped poppies, it looked OK so I cut out the poppies with the circle die and attached it to the fancy circle, this was in turn attached to a square of the backing card and then onto a cream card blank.   I added glossy accents to the black poppies which made the gold stand out more and the slight pale blue iridescence showed up more.  I was very pleased with how the card turned out. Again I added no sentiment as this is a note card, a sentiment can be added later when I know who and what the card is for.

Well off now to do the housework before the temperature soars.  Have a good day everyone and enjoy the sunshine.

19 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a gorgeous CAS card Sylv.

greetings karin

Laine said...

A stunning creation. Such wonderful design detail.
Laine
xx

Kate M said...

Two fabulous cards - love that stamp and also the die - great project!
xx

Nicky Wilcox said...

Such a fabulous card xxx

Lorraine said...

These are just so beautiful Sylvia.
Hugz, Lorraine xx

annemarks said...

Both cards are really fab, love the die and the distress ink backgrounds :)

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Gorgeous cards. Love the marbled blended detailing in the backing and this wonderful diecut detailing. Beautiful stamp as well.

Hugs Lisa xxxx

Barbara said...

Sylv, I love both cards......The first one is just what I'm loving at the moment....clean and simple, but VERY effective. Good luck in our July challenge at Lavinia Stamps.
Barbara xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Wow, not sure which one I like best, they are both stunning. Great idea, thanks for showing them both. Cheers, Holley

Taniaj Scott said...

Both cards are great, i do love the poppy stamp. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Bloggers Network Hugs Tania xx (DT)

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning!!!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Pauline Wheeler said...

Really lovely work, I'm liking very much
P x

Karen said...

Lovely card, thanks for entering the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck. Kx (DT member)

Hellen said...

Love the contrast of colour against the white, fab card x

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous, the glossy accent does work very well on the black blooms.

Wendy McCarthy said...

Especially love the first card, superb! Thanks for entering the Lavinia Challenge, good luck! Wendy (DT) xx

GinaA said...

What a clever idea to use the frame and the cut out, both are beautiful cards, the stamp is so versatile. Fabulous backing colours.

Pauline Butcher said...

Two fab cards Sylv, I love them both. Thanks for entering the Lavinia Challenge and good luck. Hugs, Pauline. DT member

ionabunny said...

Must admit I like the first card best. Love the clean sharp design. Very, very nice