Monday, 7 April 2014

Dandelion Inkiness

I was inspired by this fabulous less is more card by Michelle from the card grotto so I decided to get my inks out and have a go. I didn't have the same stamp but I remembered a set by mft called "dandelion wishes" that had come free in my craft retreat goodies last year. Although these cards look simple they took just as long as a multi layer one, probably because every mistake shows up when using this card style.

I used the MFT blueprint 13 to cut the stitched layer, this gives a lovely effect even when the card is just layered on white. I then cut a circle using my circle stax and placed the negative over my base layer, I made some marks where the circle was going to be covered so that i could remove the mask and ensure my stamping was within the circle. I heat embossed in white and put the mask back on and used three inks to blend.

I am not sure about anyone else but I struggle with the ranger tool so whilst in Florida I bought a few large round daubers and these were so much easier to use, I think I need one for every colour now. I am going to try the new mini tool though as this looks so much easier than the rectangle one.

I was pleased with how these cards turned out and made a few more with different colours which I will show you tomorrow, I am not sure which are my favourite though. So onto the cards.

Image: Dandelion wishes MFT stamps
Inks: Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn, Salty Ocean all Distress inks by Tim Holtz
Dies: Circle stax, blueprints 13
Card: Recollections 110lb white
Sentiment: "Make a Wish" Pure Innocence at MFT Stamps

Image and Sentiment: Dandelion wishes MFT stamps
Inks: Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Worn Lipstick all Distress inks by Tim Holtz
Dies: Circle stax, blueprints 13
Card: Recollections 110lb white


kay said...

These are gorgeous Ananda x

Redland81 said...

Great cards Amanda. Glad you're using your daubers lol.jane

coops said...

wow these are stunning Amanda.the designs and flowers are gorgeous ;D

xx coops xx said...

Wow Amanda these are both gorgeous, I have loads of daubers but hardly ever use them. As you can see I have changed the name of my blog and if you would like to continue to follow me you need to un-follow and then follow again, I do hope you stay with me. Love Alison xxx

Michelle said...

Stunning cards Amanda, I love the colours you have used and thank you so much for the sweet shout-out. I am so glad that I could inspire you :) I find the new smaller round Ranger tool much more easy to use than the rectangular one. I find sponge daubers so helpful for stencils too! xx