Hi Everyone Hope you are all well. I have been busy creating some new designs. One of my favourite flowers in the summer months is the Cosmos flower – every year I make sure to plant some seeds in my garden which feature these pretty flowers. I’ve drawn this cosmos flower head in a bolder style than I usually do – but I love all the detail I’ve managed to capture with this flower. With it being a single flower it is very versatile – as you will see from the card samples below, you can layer it, cut it or just leave it just as a whole.
Card Sample from Mowbray Designs;
Mowbray Designs has created this beautiful, eye catching card. Using a shaped card – she has then die cut a frame & placed an colourful inked background behind this. Using the Cosmos Digi Stamp Tracey has printed it off multiple times – shading the flower in using gossip pens (which give them a real vibrant colour). She has then layered up the cosmos flower heads & off set each layer to give them height and depth. Finishing off with a sentiment and a contrasting bow. So lovely!
Twinkle Lane Designs Card Samples
For our first sample I printed off the Cosmos Flower twice & shaded them in with promarkers in lilac/purples (Lavender, Amethyst, Aubergine) & then to make the colours pop I’ve gone over the shading with coloured pencils & used a white pen to put in some hightlights. Using lilac and silver card for matt and layering, then used a white piece of embossed card for the background. I’ve cut both of the flowers in half & used foam pads and placed them on each side of the card to create a frame. I’ve placed the sentiment in the in the centre & finished the card off with white pearls.
For this card I’ve made a landscape A5 card. Mixing contrasting coloured cards – dark pink, pale pink and silver mirror. I’ve stamped around the edge of the dark pink card with a leaf stamp. The background card I created using winsor and newton inks with water & splashing them on. Again i’ve shaded the flower head in with promarkers and coloured pencils – then added glitter to make it sparkle. To finish off I’ve stamped a sentiment onto a strip of velum & stuck this in the centre.
Want to make quick cards? We’ve hand shaded these cosmos flower heads in for you – so you can print & create lovely cards straight away!
Last week we released a beautiful ‘Sunflower Bouquet’ Digi Stamp & Paper Pack (see part1 for more info) this week we are bringing you more lovely sunflowers goodies & even a freebie – to cheer up your day. I know different people like different things from our stamps – so I designed a Sunflower just on its own – perfect to fussy cut or die cut to make stunning cards for any occasion. Don’t forget it’s Mothering Sunday here in the UK tomorrow – so this stamp would be perfect if you need something for a last minute project. At the moment I think we all need a little something to brighten up our days!
Card Projects – to inspire those crafty projects
Mowbray Designs has kept her card bright and bold using Green, White and Gold as her three main colours for this card. She has used two of the Sunny Sunflower Papers – breaking the checked pattern up with a centre strip of stripe sunflowers. Die cutting the digi stamp and sentiment and finishing off with pearls and a organza bow. Simply a lovely card.
Helen has guest designed for us this time – creating this beautiful card. The shaded digi is really the central focal point on the card – using two of the bold pattern papers from our Sunny Sunflower paper pack, to create a half and half card & satin ribbon across the centre. Helen has also gone for a simple colour palette of Black, Yellow and Green. Finishing off with card candi and a sentiment.
For the card I created with the ‘Single Sunflower’ Digi Stamp – I wanted to keep it fairly simple – bold and fresh was the look I was going for – with a limited colour palette. I started with die cutting the edge of my A5 with a decorative die. Down the opposite side I’ve used one of the papers from our Sunny Sunflowers Paper Pack, place a matching piece of green card down the edge & then embossed out die cut piece of white card with a Sue Wilson embossing folder. Shading the Digi in with pro-markers and coloured pencils – die cut this & layered it with a plain piece of yellow card. Finished off with a sentiment & gems.
Do you want to make quick cards? Our new Sunflower Digi Stamps – now come in a pre-coloured version too. Both stamps in one pack available – for simple & fast download, print and create projects. SHOP HERE: https://etsy.me/2xb6PJw
As promised at the start of the blog – we are offering all our lovely customers and followers a sunflower freebie page – to brighten up your day. So if your needing tags for a gift or a bookmark – while your reading all those novels being stuck indoors, simply head on over to our facebook group & join us & download this free page today Click Here To Join Our FB Community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/145707866223056/