Spotlight technique with Ornate Style

The technique we used on this third card is called the Spotlight Technique. It is basically highlighting part of a stamped image making it a focal point of the card. 

I have done this technique many times over the years but when I saw a card in Pinterest using this large flower I knew I had to recreate it. 

The large bunch of flowers from the Ornate Garden bundle is perfect for this technique. We stamped the whole image in black on whisper white then stamped a smaller section onto a scrap of white using the layering circle dies to cut out the shapes. A bit of colouring using the dark blends of Poppy Parade. Balmy Blue and Granny Apply Green make this image really pop.

A cute little sentiment (from the Very Versailles set) on soft seam foam cardstock ties the colours together. 

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StampingPals Challenge #5 | SU Favourite Bundle Challenge

Hello everyone and Happy July! Wow, how fast is this year flying by?  Today it's time for a StampingPals Challenge - favourite bundle. Now I have to admit this was a hard one for me because choosing a favourite bundle is like choosing a favourite child! 

In the end I settled on the Ornate Garden bundle as I just love the large floral stamp and being able to use bermuda bay makes me happy! I love these colours paired with grey too, it's a really striking combination. 

I saw this card by a Dutch Demo Kaylee den Breejen on Pinterest which I used as inspiration for my card.  

I used blends to colour the image trying to leave some white space on the flowers. This was mounted onto the smoky slate embossed panel with another new favourite - the Tasteful Textile embossing folder. 

The sentiment comes from the A Good Man stamp set and I cut it out with the Tasteful Labels die. 

Such a fun card to maker, I do like to colour when I can, I find it very relaxing x

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You Made My Day / Ornate Garden

For last week's card class we focused on the Ornate Garden Suite. (pages 64-67) so this week I will share with you the three cards that we made.

This first one showcases the lovely new incolor Bumblebee. Now personally I am not much of a yellow girl either in clothes or crafting but I do like this colour as it isn't too 'I need sunglasses to see' bright. Paired with green and white it has a lovely clean crisp look to it. 

These ornate dies are just gorgeous but can be a little fiddly to die cut so I recommend passing this a few time through your die cutting machine. We even turned our die from portrait to landscape and ran it thought a few times just to make sure it was cut. That way the pieces are much more likely to just fall out. Or you can use the brush attachment that fits to your take your pick tool. 

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A sweet and simple Hello with Tasteful Touches

I need a quick Hello card so I created this one. This layout is my go to when i need a card in a hurry. It uses a 3x6 piece of DSP so you can get a stack from one pack of DSP whether it is a 12x12 pack or a 6x6 pack. This particular DSP is from the 2020-2022 In Color 6x6 pack.  

The new Misty Moonlight is such a lovely colour to work with and I love it paired with the white dots. 

A lovely focal image, a sweet sentiment and the card was completed just in time :)

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Jar of Flowers

I just love this jar of flowers bundle, I have so many ideas floating around in my head of cards and projects I can make with this. 

I LOVE that there is a coordinating jar punch - that makes projects quick and easy - like this one!  

I stamped the jar image on flirty flamingo cardstock in the same ink then punched it out. On the white panel I stamped the flowers in flirty flamingo ink then lightly coloured the petals with blends. I also used the blends to flick some splatters on the white to add some interest and texture.
I haven't received all my new DSP packs yet so I have used the retired gingham paper but really any dsp pattern would look good with this. 

I added the knotted ribbon to the top of the jar and used quite a few dimensionals to raise all the layers!  

I haven't added a sentiment to this card. I might add one when I send it but I don't think it really needs one...... I quite like it how it is. 

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