Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Blooming Marvellous

You may remember that I posted my desk a few weeks ago which included some flowers stamped and heat embossed in white from the Chloe stamps I brought at the Bolton craft fair and was colouring with my spectrum noir pencils. I had fun playing with the pencils, not sure if I have the technique correct, but I used blending solution to even out the pencil lines.
I used them to make a card for a swop on a forum with the theme of "blooming marvellous". I used a craft stepper card blank from craftwork cards and used white card and craft card to mat and layer up the panels. The sentiment is from tonic and I layered it up a couple of times to give it some definition. The leaves were made with a Sue Wilson die and I tucked them behind the flowers to fill in the gaps. I added some sparklers from eBay to each of the flowers for a bit of bling.
I was really pleased with the finished card and didn't want to part with it! Apart from the time involved in colouring and had cutting the flowers (I snipped down between the petals so I could curl them more to add dimension), the card was relatively cheap to make as the sparklers were inexpensive on eBay. The biggest problem was that with the overhanging leaves it wouldn't fit in an envelope so I had to make one....


  1. This is a really lovely card Cara. You're doing a good job with the Spectrum Noir pencils. Barbxx

  2. That is one beautiful card, I love the way you made the flowers. Thanks for sharing.


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