Sunday, 7 June 2015

Guest Designer at Stamping Sensations

I was more than surprised and absolutely thrilled to find that I had actually won the April card challenge over at Stamping Sensations with my 'Pretty in Pink' entry.  I have since been asked by Brenda if I would like to be a guest designer for June and of course, I didn't even have to think about the answer.  There's nothing I enjoy more than using inks and good old fashioned stamping and so I jumped at the chance.  Their theme for this month is 'Dies and Punches,' with stamping being the focal element and so here's the card that I've made:

I started by using a Spellbinders Radiant Rectangle die.  I used this to cut into my background card to give my image a detailed border and I left the die in place whilst I coloured the rest of the background using Ink Dusters  This gave me a white border that contrasted nicely against the black card that is was being mounted on. The inks that I used were Distress Peacock Feathers and Adirondack Lemonade and Impress Lemon Yellow.
For the main image, I masked off the sun before colouring around it with the same inks that I used for the background.  I added more ink onto the main image to allow it to stand out from the background. The stamp used on the main image is one from the Meadow Breeze set by Inkylicious. I stamped this with Versafine Black Onyx to give a nice, clear impression.

To finish the card, I used  the 'Vivienne' die cut butterfly by Memory Box and used two butterfly punches to create the smaller butterflies.

For the sentiment, I used one from a set by Personal impression called Tattered Butterflies, designed by Lindsey Mason. I felt this tied in well with the smallest butterflies dancing around the sun.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you've enjoyed viewing this post as much as I've enjoyed creating it.  Take care and I hope to be back with you all soon x


brenda said...

Morning Sandra,

Lovely inkiness here and perfectly graduated blending drawing the eye to the focal elements.

Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Stamping Sensations challenge this month and making such a gorgeous card to inspire our entrants.

B x

Sally H said...

An absolutely stunning card, Sandma! You have done us proud with your Guest DT card and provided fabulous inspiration! Thanks so much x

Joan said...

A fabulous card Sandma, I love how you have used the die, what a clever idea


Barb said...

Your card is lovely and the colours are beautiful. xx

Gerrina said...

It is a beautiful card! So great to see you as a Guest Designer at Stamping Sensations with this stunning card! Love how you combined the shapes for the beautiful stamped panel! Hugs, Gerrina

Tracy said...

Hi Sandma
This is gorgeous, beautiful inking and I love the design. Thank you for being a guest designer at Stamping Sensations
Happy crafting
Tracy x