Friday, 29 January 2016

Sweet Poppy & Lavinia

Hi there crafters, another favourite technique from 2015 for you, this time Sweet Poppy Stencils, Lavinia Stamps and Dimension Paste.
I took a 7" x 7" white card and matted it with black card, then die cut a 6.5" square white card using a beautiful die I had for Christmas from the Sue Wilson range.
I then cut a piece of white smooth card 3.5" x 5.75" and a piece of black card slightly larger to create a frame.  I wanted to use the Sweet Poppy Agapanthus Stencil, so laid the card onto a magnetic sheet and placed the stencil on top, because of the size of the cut card it fitted perfectly and made it easier to tape down using very low tack masking tape.
I spread the Sweet Poppy Translucent Dimension Paste across the top of the stencil and using the Sweet Poppy Spreader dragged the paste down over the stencil then took away the excess paste before gently removing the tape and lifting the stencil to reveal the image.  I moved the card to a difference craft mat so I could glitter it and then leave to dry without disturbing it.  I used a very fine green glitter for the stem and Crystal Glitter for the flower heads (sorry about the slight contamination, very shaky hands)
Whilst that was drying I went ahead and prepared the background for the card by stamping some Lavinia Stamps Dandelions heads only (I thought they matched the stencil well)  To get just the heads, I put the stamp as close to the edge of the acrylic block as possible,
 Then covered the stem with a little sellotape before inking.
Then removed the tape before stamping the image on the card. 
I repeated this several times in each corner of the card. 
I then thought it needed some colour so used Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and a Smoothie  (sorry out of at the moment but please keep popping back) and gently inked over each of the images until I was happy with the finish.
I matted the stencilled image onto the black card and mounted that with foam pads before placing it in the centre of the card, it does cover the stamped images a little but I think it's fine, gives it dimension.
Here's a close up and the card again.

Thank you for taking the time to visit the blog, see you again soon
Love Jan -x-



  1. Stunning card and love the glitter technique xx

  2. Thanks for you tutorial. Gorgeous card!

  3. Lovely card, fresh design and colours. I am curious about the Smoothies and how they compare to the Ranger Blending foam...


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