Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Joanna Sheen's RHS 'Hydrangea' Stamp Set

Hello folks!
Here is the card I made using Joanna Sheen's RHS 'Hydrangea' Stamp set. It has not only the stunning flower itself but a beautiful butterfly and great 'all-round' occasion sentiment. If you click on the pictures for a closer look you will able to see how I stamped the butterfly on my background card and then swirled perfect pearls over them to create a very subtle backdrop for the main focal point. The card shape is basically a long strip of card where I folded the ends in to meet in the middle creating the gate fold effect. I cut another strip, this time thinner, and made a band to slip snuggly over the card. I added some sheer ribbon to the band before adhering the large scalloped circle (cut using Nestabilities) and then the circle.
I stamped and embossed the flowers. This time I coloured them with Copic markers and added a touch of glitter to the centre of each tiny flower head. I carefully cut the image out and shaped it before adhering with Pinflair Glue gel. I made a little butterfly in the same way but gave him tiny wire antennae and added a blob of pearl paint to the ends.
The inside consists of matting and layering with some lovely pearl paper. Again I stamped the butterfly image randomly over the final panel and swirled over with perfect pearls. I love how the effect differs so much on dark and light card. I stamped the sentiment and layered it up using pieces of card cut using my label Nestability set. I used an embossing tool to add the embossed detail around the edge of the label shapes with the die still in place. Using the border this created I glittered all around the edge. I finished off the inside of the card with a sweet little ribbon bow.
Thank you so much for looking.
Ciao for now!
Sandra x


Tara said...

Fabulous Sandra! The colours are beautiful and I so love what you've done with the background..... such a subtle and effective technique!
Hugs Tara xx

Tracy said...

What a fantastic card, I love how you've stamped your butterfly background.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Chrissie said...

I always wonder what delights are in store each day on your blog Sandra and you never disappoint me!
Thank you so much for your detailed postings too, it makes it so easy to try out different techniques.

Fiona said...

This is really pretty, Sandra. Gorgeous colours and a great way to create a background.
Fiona x

Kim Piggott said...

I am in love Sandra truly divine!
kim x

Saskia said...

Beautiful card... so elegant!

Saskia :)