Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Some from the archives

Good morning, peeps!

Well I think I need my wrists slapped for not posting anything for almost two weeks but I can assure you that there's lots of work and planning going on here behind the scenes at Whitehouse Towers.  With the way the weather's been lately here in Yorkshire, I think I might as well be indoors working since it's too chilly to sit out!

Anyhoo, to break the silence from Inky Meanderings, I thought I'd show you some of the cards that I made for Sheena's last shows on Create and Craft TV.  There was a new release of embossing folders and boy did I have fun with those and especially decorating them with flowers made with stamps from the Paint Fusion Range.  I haven't yet got going with the Paint Fusion technique but watch this space, I certainly hope to be doing so in the not too distant future!

This card was the first one that I made and includes a Cheery Lynn Die called 'Fanciful Flourish' - it's one I use a lot and you could well spot it on several of my cards.  The base of this card was made from the Daisy Embossing Folder, which had the flat areas covered with gold glitter EP and the embossed daisies distressed with Peeled Paint DI.  The problem with these bling-tastic cards is that they are really hard to photograph but look so much better in the flesh.  The rose was created from paper sprayed with the Luminarte Radiant Rain then stamped with the Rose Bloom image several times.  You then start cutting petals out to make the various layers until you end up with one petal that forms the centre.  I think there are loads of videos on You Tube that illustrate this method.

More roses but this time on an acetate background.  I first covered the heat resistant acetate with alcohol inks from the Spectrum Noir Pens, which really are so reasonably priced that it doesn't give you a conscience using them this way.  The acetate was then run through the Big Shot in the Heavy Swirl Embossing Folder and embossed on the opposite side from the alcohol inks with plain gold EP.

One more....

A little flower bed full of pansies and violas behind a wrought iron edging created with a Martha Stewart punch that was then covered with Black Glint WOW EP.  This time the embossed background started with a Radiant Rain covered piece of card that then had Kaleidoscope EP applied to it. (Spot that Cheery Lynn die again!!)

I think I so enjoyed making these cards because they were something a little bit different for me.  There were quite a few more but I won't bore you with them now.  Thank you for reading this far and I'll be back with more news soon.



  1. Three delightful cards Diane, and I just love that rose - might have to investigate! Who does the die for the lattice effect on the first one please.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  2. Absolutely stunning! Wonderful cards! I have enjoyed visiting your blog and have added myself to your followers! Hugs!


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