Saturday 2 May 2015

A Touch of Spring

Hello again , thanks for popping by to see my latest make .
With all the lovely sunshine we had the other week I found myself making a sunny card (well for me anyway) using Paper Artsy JOFY stampsets n stencil , some texture stamps, distress n Archival inks n distress stain sprays.

Using Mustard Seed Distress Ink I inked a background panel n spritz with water mainly around the edges of the panel  dabbing the spritzed areas with kitchen roll so as to create much lighter, even white patches . Once dry, I stencilled randomly using Paper Artsy dotty stencil (PA001) n Wild Honey DI , stamped using my old fave script stamp n cornflower blue Archival ink n a criss cross line stamp in dusty concord ,finally spritzing with Distress stain sprays (Wild honey, Mustard Seed n a touch of Rusty Hinge)
I distressed the edges of the background panel using salty ocean DI n a little black soot Di (yes it just HAD to make an appearance lol)
I created a border of grass using Olive Archival ink n a grass line stamp from Jofy stampset (JOFY11)

I created a second border of grass on a spare piece of card n watercoloured this using Crushed Olive n Peeled Paint DI before fussy cutting ready to adhere in place later .
I used Jofy stampset no 10 for the flowers n watercoloured them using distress inks ( salty Ocean , Crushed Olive, Dusty Concord n Broken China. Again the flowers were fussy cut ready for assembling later.

N thats just what happened next - the flowers were manipulated slightly to create some dimension then arranged n adhered in place with dimensional glue .The same with the grass border . 

The final touches were the sentiment using the word stamps on Jofy stampset no 11, an inner circle added to the main flower covered with glossy accents n some highlighter n shadow pen work.

Unfortunately the photos, despite numerous takes n retakes don't portray the true 'brightness' of the card which is a shame because it really does have a 'Cheery Sunshiney' feel to it ! 

I would like to enter this into the following challenges :

Once again I thank you for taking the time to visit n until the next time be sure to have a lovely weekend everyone n keep smiling!


  1. A "bloomin marvelous" card!

  2. Pink!!!! I love what you done to the place!!! lol
    Your blog looks great and I adore your card!! I like stamping and fussy cutting it out to add dimension. Nice work my friend :)

  3. I love your super sunny card, those colours are so uplifting and it looks like you had fun creating :)
    Big hugs to you from Poppy and me xxx

  4. I just love EVERYTHING about this beautiful card, Amanda and you can't help but smile and feel uplifted when you see it! Fab work!!

    Thank you so much for sharing it and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... xx

  5. Well I think your card is beautifully bright and cheery in the photos and I love those JOFY stamps you used. Your card has made these tired old eyes smile - thank you! Hugs, Anne xx

  6. Gorgeous project! LOVE the bright colors! Thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge at Craft Stamper!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  7. Such a gorgeous creation! Great colors. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  8. love your use of colour on this and what a gorgeous background for those vibrant blooms x

  9. This is gorgeous ..... love the JOFY stamps and the background is fab!! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

  10. Lovely project
    Thanks for joining us at craft stamper magazines make it take it challenge blog

  11. Yay Amanda, well done for being 'Spotlighted' by Simon Says for your beautiful cheery card! Thrilled for you! Hugs, Anne xx

  12. A true beauty! Love the background patterns and the bright colors.
    Thank you for playing with us at Craft Stamper TIMI challenge. Hoping to see you with us again in June!


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