Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Little set of 'For You' cards

I'd run out of cards to enclose with Playground prizes, so whipped up half a dozen of these the other day. Three different colours, two of each (peach, blue and pink):
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- layer of white card, die cut using a die from the Lil'Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' set and glued in place

- the image was stamped using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a small Altenew stamp from the set called 'You Make Me Happy'

- stamped the sentiment using Memento 'Tuxedo Black' ink and a stamp from Technique Tuesday's set called 'Stems'

- then coloured the flower using Pro markers, adding a little grey at the bottom to 'ground' the flower

- little touch of Signo 'Sparkling Gold' on the stamens

- die cut the image using a smaller die from the Lil'Inkers 'Stitched Rectangles' set and mounted it onto a matching snippet of card as a little frame

- glued the image panel to the card front

I do love Altenew stamps and some of the small, single flower sets (they come with a couple of sentiments) are very reasonable to buy, ideal if you're making up an order to an amount which will give free postage :) Good excuse huh?

I used the Misti to do the stamping as I had a little run of six to make. Ahem, the Altenew flower stamp is just marginally thicker than the sentiment stamp I used. I did sort of wonder about it before starting off as the sentiment is by a different manufacturer - so I did a test on a scrap of paper first and just got a slightest 'kiss' of ink from the sentiment.

But, as both stamps were so perfectly lined up with one another on the lid of the Misti I didn't fancy peeling one off and then trying to line them up separately so I carried on regardless. Leaving both stamps in place on the Misti I re-inked just the flower and then stamped all six pieces of card with flowers. Then I removed the flower stamp and was left with the sentiment, still where I'd positioned it earlier, so just replaced the pieces of card with the flower already stamped then inked up the sentiment and stamped it.

Di
x

28 comments:

Jane said...

What an elegant set Di, that flower is beautfiul and I love your different colours. Like you I can never have enough of flowers. Gorgeous work, so fresh xx

brenda said...

Beautifully elegant creations Di. Like you I always enclose a little card with prizes and people always seem to appreciate the gesture.

B x

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely set Diane.

Sammy said...

They are so pretty! makes me think I should definitely play along in the playground more often to have a chance of receiving one!
Really need to keep an eye out for a "stiched" die set at the craft fair I'm going to this weekend! x

Glennis said...

Turned out very nicely Di

Liz said...

Beautiful set of cards, Di. xx

Sandra H said...

So elegant Di the floral image is beautiful l like the colours and the stitched edges too! x

Aquarius said...

These are very pretty and I'm sure will be appreciated by the winners. Clever trick with the Misti.

Carole said...

Theses are so very pretty Di! I have along list on my wanted list of Altenew stamps!

Mrs A. said...

They would also make super little boxed sets too. So far I have resisted buying any altenew stamps. Am I good or what!! Hugs Mrs A.

Pat said...

How pretty Di, I love all the colours and the stitched mats frame that delightful little flower so beautifully. x

Em Louise Fairley said...

Beautiful Di!
Hugs,
Em xxx

Sarah said...

So sweet Di, I love the different colours! x

Loll said...

Adorable Di. Love this sweet image and looks amazing in all the different colours. xx

scrAPpamondo said...

Beautiful set, so lovely in all the colours. My favourite is the pink one :) The MISTI is really a good hand for quick cards!

Veerle said...

Adorable set of cards Di.
Hugs Veerle

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Simple and sweet. I like the matching colors--flowers to the background mat.

Cara said...

Wonderful little works of art. Cara x

Whisper said...

Oooo i love every colour of the flowers and i can see for the positioning of the image and sentiment, the Misti is perfect, but as i use mostly wooden images, it's not worth me buying one,

Luv Sam x

Kathleen said...

Clever girl. Lovely cards, I think that many a time, CAS cards can look classier that cards overloaded with embellishments and these do look classy, to me anyway.

Kath x

LesleyG said...

Love these colour coordinated classy cards xxx

Carol L said...

These are incredibly cute Di, and those stitched rectangles make such easy work of small cards don't they? Barely a day goes by that I don't reach for them to make something!

Janice said...

Beautiful cards Di, I love the flower stamp, it's so elegant! It seems as though you're really getting on well with your Misti, perfect stamping!
Janice x

SARN said...

Cool sentiment and pretty flower. Love your little set of cards. PERFECT xxx

Aileen Ryan said...

They look so pretty, love them. I love all the little bits with the Altenew stamps too.

Lindsey said...

Perfect CAS set of cards! Lovely x

Brenda in IN said...

Oh Di, I just got this stamp too and you have given me a cute idea to make little notecards with it. I do love that image and your cards are so pretty. It would be a sweet gift set for someone with different sentiments on each one.

scrappymo! said...

These are really pretty...now I am anxious to be back home next week so I can eagerly await my envelope...lol