Thursday, July 30, 2020

Colouring the Cascading Flowers release (Technique Tuesday Greenhouse Society)

Hi everyone, welcome back.

Today we're going to take a look at some cards I've created using the new Cascading Flowers stamp and die set from Technique Tuesday. This is another fabulous Greenhouse Society release and I'm so blessed to play with these each month! 

I hope you're all safe and well and enjoying yourselves as much as possible during these strange times. Let's get started!
I love a hanging flower - and it seems like someone has read my mind for this release! I'll definitely be creating more cards with this. If you'd like to see more inspiration for these stamps, be sure to head to the Technique Tuesday website (just click the link above) and have a look at the other cards the Design Team has made.

I've made two designs that I'm sharing with you today.

First up, I stamped the flower onto copic-safe paper and coloured with my Tonic Studios Nuvo and Spectrum Noir markers. then I die-cut the flower out and put it aside.
I next took my blending brushes and Distress Ink (using Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers) and blended the colour strip on the front panel of the card. I did intend to only have the strip but I accidentally went over my barrier lines and decided that I would need to lightly shade the white bits of the card to hide the mistake.

I placed the floral on top of the blended stripe on the card with Glue Dots (small, strong adhesive dots sold by Columbus Trading) and then I stamped the sentiment above the image. This is a fairly simple idea and easy to create, so let me know if this has inspired you!

For this next card I used a border die to create some interest! If I'm looking for inspiration I go to saved ideas on Instagram or Pinterest, or sometimes I scroll through older cards I've posted to use similar ideas and designs. Some of you may have seen this idea before - it's a lot of fun to make and really adds something special.

I stamped the Cascading Flower onto copic-safe paper on a panel half the size of the card front and coloured it with my Nuvo markers. I went for greys for the flowers and that really brings out the green leaves! I toyed with colouring the background in but decided to leave it white - sometimes less is more. I then attached this to the front of my card base.

Then I took a piece of white cardstock the same size as my card base and used my Slopey Joes border die from Heffy Doodle to cut out the curve, and then I stamped the sentiment with Memento Ink. I adhered this to my card front and the card is done!

Again, fairly simple steps but I'm sure it's decently easy to understand. I hope you like these cards and that if you get the chance to play with some Greenhouse Society stamps, be sure to let me know! 

Have a good weekend everyone and I'll see you all again soon. Keep crafting!

Until next time,
Shana xx 

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