Saturday 27 February 2016

Pink Poppy and a DIY stamp

Good morning, welcome to the weekend!
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Now because we are a traditional stamping challenge I had to think hard about how to incorporate a stamp into the main focus of my image. I wanted to enter the challenge over at Memory Box challenge, it's been on my to do list for awhile but I didn't have any stamps from them, so I remembered about an article I'd read, about extending your dies and made my own stamp. So here is my card.

I used my MB Perky Poppy die to cut an outline, then cut it again this time using some funky foam. I had the positive outline as well as the inner for the petals, so as I wanted to try using the shape left after cutting the die I decided to make a stamp from the petals.
I trimmed the white top panel to leave a border of base card showing, then with the panel in place I drew a faint line around the area of the flower heads with a pencil. Removing the top panel I used my homemade stamp inked with Memento Rose Bud, to stamp inside the pencil line.
I added some more colour to the stems and leaves of the outline die cut then placed it back in the top panel, securing it with doublesided tape. I used a freebie set of stamps from this month's Creative Stamping magazine for the greeting and some pink pearls, then popped up the top panel over the stamped petals. I didn't get it exactly right but I quite like that you can see a little bit of the base card.

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  1. Hi Julie
    What a great way to extend your dies uses, the results are fabulous.
    Crafty hugs

  2. That vibrant pink is so striking Julie, another gorgeous card!! xx

  3. Making your own stamp worked brilliantly Julie and it's made such a classy looking card, many thanks for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  4. Lovely card, great idea using the die as a stamp.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black @ More at Allsorts February challenge and good luck x Susan x

  5. A beautiful, elegant card.


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