Thursday, 11 May 2017


Hi, thanks for stopping by...
This is the card for today's tutorial
On a piece of black card I rubbed an anti-static bag over it then stamped the flower stamp, 'Arianna Blooms Stamp' by Heartfelt Creations , twice, using a clear embossing ink pad, followed by sprinkling 'Cosmic Shimmer Detail Embossing Powder True White' by Creative Expressions, over the flowers and heat setting them

I am fortunate to have two sets of this particular die set, which helps save time when I am making several flowers for a card
Once heat set I die cut and embossed the flowers using my Platinum machine

I placed the die cut flowers onto a paper towel and spritz water over them

scrumpled each flower and dried them with my heat tool.  Normally I would set them aside to dry naturally

Next I used a Japanese 'hole punch' and punched a hole in the centre of each flower

I carefully opened each flower, applied clear glue around the centres and added the individual flower layers.
Whilst the glue dried I used stick pins to hold them together  as shown above.
When dried I gathered several white stamens and glued them into the centres of the 3 flowers

Using one of my old Spellbinders A4 embossing folder I embossed the white base card.  I've had this folder for years and one time it became wedged in my very first Grand Calibur machine, it was totally my fault as I used the wrong sandwich combination LOL!  My husband eventually managed to  release it but you can see the damaged top part, that is not a problem as I can still use it, the pattern is a favourite of mine

The above is the embossed base card.
For the next step I used the second largest oval die to cut a piece of black card

I will make more flowers with the leftover black card (below, centre) and with the oval frame that was left over I will keep for another card.

I did stamp the 'Birthday wishes' sentiment onto the bottom of the leftover black card and using another Spellbinders die set cut and embossed it

With another piece of white foundation card I die cut it using the third largest oval die then embossed it using the 'Falling Snow' Embossing Folder by Sue Wilson ~ Creative Expressions 

I then adhered the white and black ovals onto each other then onto the card base.  The flowers were then added and I attached black mounting foam to the sentiment and adhered it to the card.
The finished card is 6"x8"

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June x


  1. Ha, Ive got it.I absolutely ADORE this card. I LOVE white on black. Its a truly amazing card but I think it would be too difficult to replicate without a stamp and die set? BUT I'm working on it lol. It REALLY is a beautiful outstanding card xxx

  2. yet another beautiful card don't know how you do it June (I wouldn't know where to start) Margaret F


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