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I’m a member of the Artisan Design DT Collective. And every month Pete, the owner/designer, sets us a challenge to make something, anything, using at least one Artisan Design item.
For August the title of the challenge is “OUT OF THIS WORLD”. Entries so far include all sorts of “out of this world” themes, from space, aliens, Narnia, beautiful flowers, dragons, under the sea, etc.,
So I set about stamping up lots of the different Artisan Design flower stamps I have using black, grey and green ink.
What I Did
I stamped out several of different Artisan Design Floral Stamps using black, grey and gree ink – and then picked just one flower and one leaf for my project.
I coloured these in using dinky inky re-inkers before cutting them out. I used MS Publisher software on my laptop to write out a framed greeting of a suitable size for my project for both the outside and the inside of my project, the one on the outside being printed onto printable cardstock and the one for the inside being printed onto 120gsm paper.
I scored and folded a sheet of Hammered Cardstock and then trimmed purple and white cardstock of different finishes to give my matting and layering.
I then attached everything together, using fingerlift tape for flat layers, foam tape for raised greeting and glue gel to attach the flower, leaf, and a little clear drop embelishment.
The insert was trimmed a little and attached inside with fingerlift tape.
What I Used
- Artisan Design Stamps – Freeline Fantasy Florals – Creeper Rose Build A Flora – Flower
- Artisan Design Stamps – Freeline Fantasy Florals – Nettlebloom A6 Build A Flora – Leaf
- A4 Sheet White Hammered Cardstock
- 2 x A4 Sheet of 240gsm Printable Cardstock
- Black Archival Ink
- A4 Sheet of Purple Pearlescent Cardstock
- A4 Sheet of White 240gsm Textured Cardstock
- A4 Sheet of White 120gsm Printable Paper
- Small Clear Drop Embelishment
- Dreamies Dinky Inkies Re-inkers
- Paint Brushes
- Fingerlift Tape
- Pinflair Glue Gel
- Foam Tape
- Cutterpillar Pro Paper Trimmer
- Hoogie Board
The Finished Card
The front view of the card.
And this an angled view of the card showing the little dimension I added.
I did put in an insert with a greeting framed the same as the sentiment on the front – but forgot to photograph that.
I have several bits of different crafting on the go at the moment, so keep an eye out for them over the next few weeks.
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