Sunday, 31 July 2016

Circle of Spring

So today I decided to set myself a challenge. I bought Circle of Spring and the corresponding die set, Wonderful Wreath Framelits as part of my starter set. My lovely mentor and mama duck, Susan, gave me the Wonderful Wreath stamp set so today is the day I get to play. I've been wanting to experiment since they arrived but a temporary work contract and visit to see my daughters conspired against me.

I can see these two sets being used a great deal, there are some fabulous ideas on Pinterest. So many ideas, so little time.

First of all I decided to start with the Spring set. I stamped and heat embossed using white onto vellum before using the marker pens to colour from behind to give a very delicate image and then die cut it out.

At this stage I still only had a rough idea of how I wanted the finished card to look but I do tend to "wing it" with most of my designs.

Well, I appear to have departed from the look I was going for; I wanted the circlet to stand out a little. I chose Calypso Coral and Pear Pizzazz, colours I'd used from the subtle markers. Being very new to Stampin' Up, although I have all the card stock colours, I haven't yet bought any patterned papers, so to tie the colours together I used the small flower stamps and created my own to co-ordinate.

Now to put the elements together.....

Still contemplating a butterfly. Watch this space. ;)

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