Coral Rose and Whoa There!

Hello there. I have a couple of cards to share with you today. The first is a card with the Colorado Craft Company ‘Sympathy and Friendship Rose’ – a huge stamp – covering 5 inches square:

The second card is even more CAS:

For the first card, I stamped the image in Catherine Pooler ‘Coral Cabana‘ then heat embossed with clear embossing powder, with my plan to water-colour the image. That plan changed when I saw how gorgeous it looked just as it is -so the water-colour is for another day, with another colour outline!

I layered that panel onto a navy blue card, added a sentiment from a Thirsty Brush and Co stamp and die set, added three Cosmic Shimmer Cosmic Twinkles ‘Decadent Teal‘ drops and left it there.

I think that coral colour with this stamp is very striking, and I may have to explore that colour even further…….

The second card is using an Altenew sentiment, then stamping an image from Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz ‘Funny Farm’ stamp set. I thought of this image immediately when I saw the current challenge at CASology, and this Altenew sentiment from the ‘Build-a-Flower Daffodil‘ set seemed to fit just perfectly.

The first rose card will be entered into the following challenges:

AAA Cards – CAS birthday

Color ThrowdownNavy, coral, teal, cream

Watercooler Challengesanything goes feminine

The Alphabet Challengeflowers

The second card will be entered into the following challenges:

CASologyCalm

Addicted To Stamps CAS

Raspberry Daffodils

Hello there. I have been playing with a new stamp set purchased from a craft show I went to in Doncaster yesterday:

These are the Daffodils from Altenew, which I have been wanting for a while, and I decided to veer away from the traditional colours, and to follow the current Color Throwdown colours of raspberry, lavender, green, and Kraft.

I stamped and heat embossed the outline of the flowers and leaves in white, then used Rich Razzleberry from Stampin Up to water-colour the flowers, and then a green for the leaves from the Altenew water-colour pan set – but I didn’t like the green water-colour leaves – too much white – so I stamped them again in just a green……just the outline…..not the filler.

I then die cut the Altenew ‘Spring Meadow‘ cover die out of Kraft card to use as a background – but again didn’t like the way it looked – too fussy behind these flowers – but I did use some of the ‘fall-out’ leaves, and then decided to die-cut it again in some lavender card-stock I had, and used the ‘fall-out’ leaves from that colour too.

I thought about a sentiment, but at this point have left the card without one – I’m not sure if I’ll add one or not………….only time will tell.

Another photo with the card in full sunlight:

I shall be entering this into the following challenges:

Color Throwdownraspberry, lavender, green, kraft

Water-cooler Challengeanything goes

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challengeanything goes