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Saturday, 10 April 2021

Musica and Harlequin (by Rachel)

 Hello there - Rachel here today with some samples from the March shows.

In this first make I used the flora musica stamp and one of the black and white papers that Lesley produces. I started by stamping the image onto the paper and colouring the flowers using alcohol pens. I then used the paper almost as rice paper and adhered it to a 6x6 inch piece of greyboard. Next I added the sentiment then used some resin to seal the whole thing. Once dry (this took a couple of days) I added the whole piece to a piece of paper and added this to a card blank. Finally I added the sentiment.

For this second card I used the Harlequin Bouquet stamp - I created an alcohol ink background on yupo paper then inked up the stamp with lift ink - I removed the ink and used the piece with the removed ink to form the topper background. With the ink I lifted I stamped on the card blank I was going to use. Next I cleaned the stamp and then used it to stamp in black ink onto a piece of white card. I then fussy cut this image and added it to the topper which I layered onto black card as a mat. Finally I added more stamping to the background card using summeritme ink and also black ink.

I hope these samples have given you a few different ideas.
Have a great day!
Rachel xx


  1. Absolutely gorgeous cards Rachel, as always your backgrounds are fabulous, you've coloured the floral images beautifully, Kate x

  2. Two beautiful cards Rachel and such a great idea on the first to colour and adhere the wonderful Flora Musica image to greyboard and use the resin to give it a wonderful shine and the background script looks great, and then great alcohol ink and lift techniques on the background of the second and love the contrast of the black stamped onto white using that pretty Harlequin Bouquet floral stamp. x

  3. OH! So VERY beautiful, both great inspiration of these stamps.
    Faith x


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