Sunday 24 January 2010

Build a Bloom - Take 1

I designed a stamp set called Build a Bloom for Craftwork Cards. I thought it would be good to share some of the cards with you. You may have seen them on Craftwork Cards blog last week as they focussed on the stamp set.

I love this set, obviously! and I love what you can create with it.

This card has to be my favourite card for quite some time.

I masked an area on the front of the card using post it notes. Then stamped with momento inkpads and coloured using Copic markers. I tried to join the daisies by touching the petals, which is quite easy as the stamps are clear so you can see where you are stamping.

You then have to cut out all the bits between the flowers using a craft knife, this takes a little time, but I think its worth it - I love the effect you get. I actually work with a scalpel which I find so much easier to use than a craft knife. If you are not very good at cutting out with a craft knife I would highly recommend trying a scalpel. I couldnt even cut a straight line with a craft knife and ruler!

I inked around the edge of the scallop card and layered an In Circle message up onto a coloured punched circle and scallop circle. I coloured them using my Copic's so that I knew they were the right colour.

I finished by decorating the centres of the daisies with glitter glue - what else! and I added a dot to the top of each scallop too.

Hope you like this idea and will give it a go.

More ideas using my Build a Bloom stamp set tomorrow. If you are quick Craftwork Cards have the Build a Bloom set on offer at just £7.50 for 13 stamps.


henny rupita said...

Julie, I never use craft knife before... but I think, ur bloom-card's very fabulous!

Gibmiss said...

hi Julie
super the idea...

Chris Steer said...

Just love this card Julie!! Don't think I'd quite manage this card though not very good with a craft knife xx

Chris x