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Monday, 3 May 2021

Back to Nature

 Hello

I'm sharing some of my cards that I made for the April show on the Craft Store.

My first two cards use stamps from Sow the Seeds set.

First, I stamped the leaves in Archival ink, masking the first leaf and stamping either side. I then added a watercolour wash around the leaves and coloured in with watercolour pencils. I added the word "Botanical" from the set and added a frame using a stamp from Modern Textures

For this card I blended Distress Inks to make the background. I stamped the Poppy heads in brown Archival using my stamping platform and stamped again using some tacky glue, but just in a few places. I then added gilding flakes to the glued areas, just to give a little sparkle. I used a stencil in the background and mat and layered onto some gold card.

These two cards use the stamps from Mother Earth set.
I used Distress Oxides for the background. I stamped the very large pinecone 4 times and cut out the different layers. I also die cut some foliage. I coloured the pinecone with Distress inks and some shimmer spray and then layered them using foam pads for dimension.

My last card features the equally large mushrooms! 
I used Distress inks for the background and the landscape. I stamped with Archival ink and coloured with Distress inks. I used a white gel pen to highlight the "spots" on the Shrooms and added some foliage from Wild Meadow.

Thanks for looking,

Sandra x

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful cards especially love the first one xx

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  2. Four fabulous card Sandra, love the natural feel! The last two capterd my eyes, such wonderful creations!

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  3. Four brilliant cards using the new stamps Sandra and love the simple look of the designs to let the stamps take centre stage. I particularly love the poppy seed heads, and the large leaves, but the cones and shrooms look great too...in truth I love them all. x

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  4. Stunning cards and stamps.
    Faith x

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