Thursday, 10 August 2017


Hello and welcome...
A little colour today after 2 days of black and white cards and this cute little card is only 11cm x 14cm

I am also using several other stamps from the freebie set 'Garden Retreat' by Joanna Sheen that came with last month's Creative Stamping Magazine

I cut the white card base to the above measurements for two reasons, the first, I do like these 'note' cards and second, I wanted a size to frame the main focal point

I started with a white card from Papermill Direct and placed it in my MISTI then positioned die 6 in the pierced oval dies/Creative Expressions on the inside and added my stamp in the centre of the oval.  I removed the die and stamped the bird table image using an Onyx Black Versafine Ink Pad/Tsukineko

I used several water colour pencils by Derwent Watercolour to colour the image, although I didn't use any water this time

I used Orange Chrome for the petals, Deep Vermillion for the centres, May Green for the leaves then Olive Green for the centre of the leaves.  I also added a little of the May Green on the grass.  Copper Beach for the bird table, and I coloured this twice, the second time to create a deeper colour in places

The bird and the sentiment was stamped with the same Versafine Ink Pad then the bird coloured in using Gunmetal and Kingfisher Blue

I replaced the die back onto the image but this time had the die with the cutting edge facing upwards, I then added the shim and embossing folder and ran it through the Platinum Machine/Spellbinders.  This left an excellent impression on the top part of the card.  I removed the die, opened the card fully and placed the die back onto the embossed area on the card front.  This was then die cut

Using dies 6 and 7 I cut and embossed white card 3 times to give me a narrow frame for the top of the card.  The 3 ovals were glued together then adhered to the card

The flower is one I had tucked away in my stash, I made it years ago using Pink Candi/Craftwork Cards and adhered this to the top left of my card.  To complete I added several small dots of 'Morning Dew' Nuvo Crystal Drops/Tonic Studios around the flowers and leaves

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog, I hope my designs have given a little inspiration.
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June x


  1. Hi June
    Gorgeous card and fab colouring.
    Hope you and Mr F are well and behaving yourselves.
    Ang x

  2. I love this csrd, its so clean and delicate looking xxx


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