Card Making · Crafting

Large Sentiment, Eclipse, Kraft

I really like the floral stamps from Woodware – they’re nice big images and stamp really well so I thought I’d use the one I recently bought for this card. This is similar to another card I made a few weeks back in the way that I roughly coloured the image using Distress Oxides and made it on kraft cardstock.

I decided to use the stamp to make a background rather than just the one image so used different parts of it to make it less repetitive. I stamped in black ink on a 7×5 piece of kraft coloured cardstock and heat embossed with clear embossing powder after stamping each part of the card.

As I said before, I roughly coloured this in using finger daubers and some Oxide inks – I didn’t mind going over the lines or anything – I just wanted a bit of colour on the card and like the way this looks on the kraft cardstock.

For the ‘eclipse’ part of the card I decided to cut out the sentiment using a big ‘Best Wishes’ die I have. I positioned it using a t-square ruler to try and get it as even as I could and then cut it out from the background, making sure to save the bits from the middle of the letters.

I cut out the sentiment a few more times from some card scraps and stacked them up to make it quite thick.

I then trimmed down my background so it would leave a small border around the edge of a 7″ x 5″ card base and glued it down. I then stuck the stacked sentiment back into the middle of the card, making sure I put the bits I saved from the middle of the letters back in.

I thought it got a bit lost in the busy background so then lightly went over it with some white pigment ink so it stood out a bit more.

I added a smaller sentiment strip stuck up on foam tape and finally added some Nuvo Jewel Drops in the middle of each flower.

And that was my card done!

Thanks for looking

Sutz x

Materials Used:-

  • Kraft-coloured card from Papermill Direct
  • Kraft card base from The Works
  • Floral Wonder stamp from Woodware
  • Altenew ‘Obsidian’ black ink
  • Clear embossing powder from Wow!
  • Distress Oxide Inks in Cracked Pistachio, Peeled Paint, Wilted Violet, Shaded Lilac, Cracked Pumpkin, Spun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Dried Marigold and Squeezed Lemonade
  • Big Best Wishes die from Mama Elephant
  • Yeti white pigment ink from Lawn Fawn
  • ‘on your birthday’ sentiment from Purple Onion Designs Carnival Marquee
  • Nuvo Jewel Drops in Limoncello, Rosewater, and Pale Periwinkle

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