Monday, 10 September 2018

Stretching your dies

Afternoon peeps.
I was lucky enough to win a gift voucher in Altenew's July Challenge and I bought the Fantasy Florals dies. I must admit it was a hard decision as to which items to put in my basket but decided on die cuts as they can be so versatile. 
Instead of cutting out the separate sections of the flower from card I used kraft foam and turned them into stamps!
Here is what I ended up with.

After stamping the base shape, using Memento Angel Pink, I added the 2nd with 2nd generation Rose Bud and the final layer was stamped with Rose Bud, just as it comes. I quite like the blotchy look of the large leaf clusters which I stamped with Altenew Olive with some hand drawn veining using Moss. It was missing something so using a couple of stamps that came free in a mag, I added 3 single leaves and a thank you from the same set. To finish, I added some splatter in the same colours, masking off the flower and leaves with die cut Post its.
What do you think? Can you tell it's not a proper stamp? The flower turned out better than the leaves but overall I think it worked.

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  1. Brilliant way to create stamps from dies, and I really love your pretty pink flower. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  2. A really beautiful and elegant floral creation, many thanks for joining in with our 'Make it Feminie' theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  3. The flower is amazingly detailed for stamping with foam stamps Julie! I love how it still managed to capture the layers of colour in the flower to give such a pretty result. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  4. Such a beautiful card you created and how fabulous that you made your own stamps with the dies. I would have never guessed that it wasn't already a stamp. Loving the colors too!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge!

  5. Well that's very impressive Julie, a brilliant, thrifty, and clever, technique. I certainly couldn't tell that the beautiful rose wasn't done using a layered stamp set xx

  6. What a fabulous idea Julie. I love the depth in those gorgeous stamped images. Thanks for joining us this week at Just Add Ink.

  7. Such a stunning, realistic rose, Julie! I never would’ve guessed that this wasn’t a regular stamp! The colour layers and leaf details are exquisite! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

  8. LOVE your foam stamping Jules! It's awesome! And another great way to stretch the use of our dies. Your layered rose is gorgeous! xx

  9. Wow this is a great stamp and the coloures you used are beautiful! The stamps from Altenew are special and you are so lucky to have won some... Have fun with it! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  10. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More and good luck!
    x Daniela (DT)


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