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Lollipop Tree by Alix

Hello! Hope you’re all enjoying the lovely sunshine! As soon as I saw the new Tim Holtz Seasonal Inks set, I just had to have them! I made this card for Kay with the set -the colours go so well together. I used Lollipop Tree and Sarah’s Choice and of course, my favourite twiddles!

I coloured the base card with the yellow ink, tipped the corners with the turquoise, and added twiddles down the side with FlitterGlu and Sheffield Steel Gilding flakes- I am so loving this flake at the moment! I created a background with the lilac  ink and overstamped in lilac with the Dream phrase. I then matted and layered it onto turquoise and silver card and attatched it to the base card. I then had a lot of fun dyeing up some of the lovely ‘silk’ ribbon using the inkpads. When it was dry, I layered it over the background card and added a bow topped with a pretty button (it rather fittingly had a little tree on it.) I then cut a square piece of white card and edged it with the yellow ink.

I first stamped the Lollipop Tree onto the card using turquoise ink. I then restamped in FlitterGlu and flaked in silver, only over the leaves. Now, this wasn’t as difficult as you might think; although I was very careful where I applied the Glu on the stamp, I still caught areas that I didn’t want flaking. Now how do you get rid of the glu you don’t want without problems? Simple! You use one of those hard rubbers that come with the packs of sticky dots! They are so good at taking off areas you’ve caught by accident and you can also create some amazing effects by masking off and recolouring stamped images-I tell you, FlitterGlu is amazing, I’m still finding new ways to use it!! I finally layered up the image, added it to the card and popped a little phrase on. Hope you like, thanks for looking! xxxx

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10 Comments on Lollipop Tree by Alix

  1. Stunning colours Alix – it’s a really beautiful card. What are the twiddles you mentioned? Must be a VERY technical term that I haven’t heard before. Pat

    Pat Batley | May 22, 2012 at 7:06 pm () ()
    • Lol! Twiddles are those cute flourishes that Kay tucks onto the stamp plates! I am totally addicted to them!! Thanks for the lovely comments, it’s really encouraging to have feedback, especially when it’s so kind! Bless you! xxx

      alix ward | May 22, 2012 at 9:07 pm () ()
  2. Love this! Fab colours, fab stamps, fab layout 🙂
    Please share what ‘twiddles’ are!! I might need some LOL!

    Louise H | May 22, 2012 at 7:26 pm () ()
    • Lol xxx

      alix ward | May 22, 2012 at 9:15 pm () ()
  3. Hi Alix, such a beautiful card – I know what you mean by twiddles and I love them!
    Anne x

    Anne Rx | May 22, 2012 at 8:05 pm () ()
  4. Great card …………love the fresh colours and the layout truly a sunny day card
    Take care
    sharon x

    sharon | May 22, 2012 at 8:40 pm () ()
  5. Hi Alex, just loved your cards, the colours went well together and the magical touch of “The Twiddles” have to say I was ignorant of what they were till I read one of your answers.The Guilding on the second card was placed very well, I look forward to seeing these prodjects on here, also think you have alot of talent.yours Eileen

    Eileen Clark | May 22, 2012 at 9:25 pm () ()
    • Oh dear, I didn’t mean to confuse anyone! Lol! Thank you for your lovely comments, I really appreciate it xxxx

      alix ward | May 23, 2012 at 9:00 am () ()
  6. Hi Alex
    I loved this card so much, I bought the stamp, which is fabulous. Can you please tell me which turquoise ink you used.
    Many thanks.

    Pauline M | June 16, 2012 at 5:13 pm () ()
    • Hi Pauline, the ink pad is from the Tim Holtz Ltd Edition Spring Set- it’s a fab colour, isn’t it? Glad you liked the card and bought the stamp- it’s got so many possiblilities! xxxx

      alix ward | June 18, 2012 at 3:25 pm () ()