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Friday, 17 January 2014

70th Birthday Greetings and watercolour stamping


Good morning followers old and new, friends and passers by. Today I have a water colour stamping card, using the Faber Castell Gelatos I received for Christmas, and a 70th Birthday card using Papermill's garnet pearlised card (300gm) which is on special offer at £7.50 per box of approx 75 sheets.  Why not pop over to the Papermill Blog and register for their newsletter, a good way to find out when offers are available, check out their Facebook page too for competitions and more. 

I have been giving the Gelatos a test drive and you can see a quick background tutorial  HERE.

Here are the two cards I made using the garnet pearlised card, the colour is rich and it has a fabulous pearly shimmer.


This 70th birthday card was for a neighbour, I used white linen cardstock for the base card and a lace panel cut using the Silouhette Cameo.  The greeting was computer printed, cut to size and mounted on a piece of the garnet card and the number seventy fixed to it with 3D sticky fixers.  The lace panel was attached to a piece of the garnet card with a ribbon and this was attached to the card blank.  The greeting was attached over the ribbon and the card was finished with a computer printed insert.

This card started out as a practice piece trying out the Gelatos, the Lavinia  thistle stamp was stamped onto soft white card using blue, red and a little green Gelatos directly onto the stamp which was spritzed with water.   The effect looked good although part of the stem on the third flower did not stamp. The colours were perfect for use with the garnet pearlised card, so out it came, the striped paper is from a Docraft grab bag and co-ordinated perfectly, the butterflies were free with a recent magazine and the greeting hides the missing stem. Don't you just love it when an idea comes together so easily!



19 comments:

Laine said...

Fabulous projects Sylv.
Laine
xx

Linda Simpson said...

These are gorgeous, love the watercolour thistles they look amazing!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

the water colour thistles are fab hun love them xxx

Moira Gray said...

Beautiful. love the watercolour effect.

Moira. xx

Holley (Tondre) Barnhart said...

Gorgeous projects you are sharing today. Love that watercolor flower and the cardstock you used behind it. Cheers, Holley

Lozzy T said...

Gorgeous cards and love the colours you have used..Hugs Lozzy x

Chris said...

Beautiful cards. Chris xx

Marleen Gallagher said...

ohh this is really beautiful xx

Craftyfield said...

Both cards are wonderful! Love the watercolour effect with the Gelatos. Off to read your tutorial...and check that Garnet card too!!

Wendy McCarthy said...

So pretty, love those thistles! Xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

these are gorgeous Sylv.

gr karin

Tracy said...

Gorgeous cards Sylv...love the effect with the thistles xxx

Nicky Wilcox said...

A gorgeous card xxx

Michelle said...

beautiful cards xx

Michelle said...

beautiful cards xx

Kate M said...

Two super cards - love those thistles
xx

Erin Bentley said...

Hi Sylv, what a beautiful card, love the technique too. Beautiful colours.

Hugs Erin x

Debbie Fisher said...

2 fabulously designed cards xxxx

ionabunny said...

Love the blurred thistle effect. Lovely and soft