It's an older set thats been designed for new baby cards.
I dont know anyone who is expecting a new addition at the moment so I wanted to see what other types of cards I could make.
The card above utilises the die set to create an aperture along with stamps from another set to give a striking effect.
This time I've created an aperture and stamped behind it with flowers and foliage creating a feminine look.
Washi tape adds a modern touch, keeping it in a grey allows the Giraffe to stand out.
Here I have used all of the animals from the stamp set and added a black and white strip of washi tape
This card is very different, I used a technique my daughter taught me; you add ink onto a plastic food bag, spritz with water and lay it on top of your card, you can scrunch it up a little to create movement in the ink. I cut the lion from the card and placed black card behind to give a very strong look. I added some Nuvo drops to give some dimension.
As you can see a stamp set designed for baby cards can be so much more.
I created my background using a marbling technique.
I added some shaving foam (the cheap stuff) to a baking tray and smoothed it in to a layer about 1cm thick, I then added drops of Alcohol Inks and used a tooth pick to move some of them around. I left some of the drops in place and they had a reaction with the shaving foam and created a really cool effect.
I laid a piece of card on top and rubbed it over making sure all of the card came into contact with the card. I then peeled it back and used the edge of a ruler to scrap the excess shaving foam away.
I left it to dry completely before stamping the Jelly fish using Altenew's Crisp dye Ink.
I added a sentiment in black and embellished with a few drops of glossy accents to give the effect of bubbles.
I then added the main panel to a black card blank to help the colours pop.
I love how different this card is, it has such a abstract feel to it.
The stencils can be used alone or together, I wanted to play around and see how many looks I could achieve.
This is both stencils together as they were intended. I inked through stencil A and then through B using a different ink each time. (I spritzed water on mine to distress them)
This was Stencil A alone with one ink colour
and Stencil B with again with one ink colour.
Here both stencils were placed on the card at the same time, Stencil.A first and then stencil B, I then applied the ink through them at the same time. This gives a busy pattern but I like it.
Here I placed Stencil B on the card and inked it up and then Stencil A and inked that - This effect doesn't really work well with tonal inks, I will have to try it with different colours. Stencil B seems to hide what stencil A created.
Again both stencils were placed on the card together, this time I placed B first, then A on top and used just one ink colour. I really like this effect.
Of course depending on the colours and how you apply them you can achieve even more looks
This is both layers together as they were intended using 2 different ink colours.
Here's a finished card I made recently, I used 4 ink colours and applied them in concentric circles.
I can see that these stencils are going to play a big part in my crafting as they are so versatile.
Maybe you'll consider adding them to your collection too.
I thought it was about time I got my Garden Hydrangea stamp set out and made something pretty. I've had it in my collection for a while now but have been busy with other things but now is the time....
I have put together this stunning card using some of my favourite craft items
Stamps, Ink, Vellum, sequins and Nuvo drops.
The shapped piece of white card has been sat in my drawer for a while, I had cut a piece of card using an edge die and used the bottom section on a previous card. I thought using the left over piece with some vellum would add a soft feminine feel to the the card.
I decided to go with soft lilac colours and use black ink and Nuvo drops for my highlights.
The sequins add a sparkle and texture to the card.
As you know I am a big fan of layering stamps as they give me the detail and depth to my images that I am yet to achieve with colouring.
Thanks for stopping by today, I will be back tomorrow with something different.
This time I utilised the torn edge hexagons to mat and layer and then cut the flower heads from the facing the sun die to create a little flourish of flowers in the corner. I used the script die and separated it in to two pieces to tuck in behind the hexagons.
I wanted to make something a little bit more grand and decided to use the Vase die for an earlier release along with the flowers.
I placed the flowers from the Hazy-days-sunflower-die into the vase and used the Script-background-die waste to add some Versafine ink through and apply some bonding powder which I heated the placed transfer foil on top.
The vase was foiled using sticky roll (double sided sticky sheet)
I hope you'll watch the launch at 8am Monday on Create and Craft TV
The Halftone Happy Stamp Set is such a useful set to have as you can mix and match the sentiments. I used the Stone Wall Stencil with some yummy yellow ink in a ombre effect. The chevron side detail was made using the Basic borders stamps.
Hopefully I've showed you just how many looks and feels you can create with limited items. It's so nice to have a stock of simple one layer cards ready to go in the drawer, especially for those last moment birthdays that the kids forget to tell you about in advance.