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Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Guest Post - An Indian Summer by Brenda Weatherill

I just love seeing how everyone interprets our stamps in such different and interesting ways and this week our Guest Designer Brenda has created a zingy garden by combining a stamp from the East with one of the stamps from our Fairy Collection. Over to you Brenda.

Hello to you all, Brenda here again, this time with a card using the gorgeous Chocolate Baroque Indian Textiles and June Fairy stamp sets.

  • I started by dabbing Distress Inkpads Mustard Seed and Broken China on to a craft sheet and spritzing liberally with water then dragging the reverse side of a piece of single sided cardstock through the wet inks.
  • When dry, I use a heat gun to speed the process. I took the lids from two different sized pots of embossing powder and ‘inked’ the edges with the same two distress inks and randomly ‘stamped’ circles onto the inked cardstock. It’s a good idea to give another quick blast of the heat gun before moving on as distress ink can tae a little time to dry.
  • Using a Versafine Black Inkpad I stamped the large flower from the stamp set, added Detail Clear Embossing Powder and heat set. Next I bleached out the colour from the flowers using household bleach and a fine paint brush.
  • I coloured the bleached out flowers with Dylusions Lemon Zest, Pure Sunshine and Vibrant Turquoise. I then stamped the trailing Ivy from the June Fairy stamp set an also added a hint of Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise to the berries.
  • After matting and layering on to co-ordinating cardstock I added a matching organza bow.

Many thanks for visiting us today and you can find more of my work on my blog Floral Fantasies.
B x

Such a beautiful and bright card to put a smile on all our faces, thank you Brenda.  Can't wait to see your third and final post next week.


  1. Beautiful colour combo... lovely mix of stamps. What an elegant card by Brenda.

  2. Absolutely stunning. Love the color combo Brenda. Can't wait to see your next project.
    Flo xx

  3. This is beautiful Brenda and thank you for the tip about using an embossing powder pot to make inky circles which look great on your washy background. I love the beautifully coloured flowers and then the foliage which frame it so prettily, and complementary layers and ribbon to finish. x

  4. Really stunning work Brenda, super colours xx Zoe xx

  5. It's a lovely piece of work, thanks for the description/mini-tutorial too :)

  6. Beautiful work of art Brenda! Like the different style combining them with the circles in the background!

  7. a fabulous card from brenda - beautifully done!!! hugs rachel x

  8. Again a beautifull and different way to use these stamps!

  9. Stunning card, Brenda. Love it!
    Julie x

  10. Hi Brenda, I love your stunning card, and the background is brilliant, gorgeous colours too, Kate x

  11. This is totally gorgeous Brenda! Stunning colours which I admit I would never have thought to use.....must remember your inspiration (already saved to Pinterest ;D).

    Lesley Xx


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