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Saturday, 30 May 2020

Cornflower Blue by Brenda

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all remaining safe and well and coping during these strange times, today should have been our eldest Granddaughters wedding, then COVID-19 came along, who could have foresaw such change in our lives. But there's always craft!!

Today I have a few more cards using the Blueprint stamps, starting with a blue and yellow creation, it's a colour palette I always enjoy working with. A Distress Oxide background created simply by dabbing ink onto a piece of acetate, spritzing with water and placing over the card giving a gentle rub on the back to release the ink. Then repeat the same process with the second colour, but this time bending the acetate to make contact with the card to get the colour exactly where you want it. 

Some stencilling using Strip Stencils and Wild Cornflower Blueprint Sketch stamped in Versafine Clair blue.

I used the smaller flowers from  all four sets here Freesia BlueprintSweet Pea BlueprintWild Cornflower Blueprint and Cala Lily Blueprinth stamping around the edges of the card and colouring in with pencils. I then used several of the sentiments from the same stamp sets and cut a circle to place in the middle.

Finally a soft yellow Distress Oxide background with a little pink as well, stamping around the edges with elements from Wild Cornflower Blueprint and then Sweet Pea Blueprint focally and coloured with pencils.

My thanks as always for your visit today.


  1. Three gorgeous cards Brenda and love the backgrounds inked and a great bit of stencilling on the first, and the third with the added blueprint images added to frame,and all three featuring those gorgeous flowers, and the second with the smaller images from the sets again forming a frame and a wonderful idea to use sentiments on the central circle. x

  2. Tree beautiful card and I love how you've coloured all the flowers different colours on your second card, it's so bright and cheerful. Lovely work as always Brenda xx


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