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Feminine and floral ……

Happy Wednesday folks,

How’s your week going?  It’s been a busy few days here on the blog with some fabulous posts from members of the Design Team …. can you tell we’re all loving the new Under the Sea stamps.

So …. just for a  change I’ve got something different for you today, all pretty and lacy using the gorgeous IndigoBlu Nottingham Lace stamp set ….. love the large Tulip image!

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Pink and Black …. one of my favourite colour combinations, and I think it works so well with this stamp set.

I started by colouring a square piece of white card using Distress inks ….. Tumbled Glass, Spun Sugar and a touch of Worn Lipstick.  I kept the colours quite pale as I only wanted a hint of colour showing through.  I then stamped the beautiful deep lace border from Nottingham Lace using Black Versafine ink, across the whole of the piece of card.

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See how detailed the stamp is, and the Versafine ink picks up all of it …… gorgeous!  I think the delicate colours in the background really show off the lace design too.

I attached a some pretty satin ribbon across the card, added a layer of pink cardstock then attached it to the front of a black 6×6 cardblank.

Next came the tulip …. I stamped the image onto white card, embossed with a clear detail embossing powder, and then added some colour using Distress inks.  I used them like a watercolour, swiped the ink pad onto my craft sheet, spritzed with some water and painted the image with a brush.  Because the tulip was embossed, there’s no need to worry about going outside the lines …. the embossing acts as a resist.

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It was mat and layered with pink and black card and then attached over the ribbon on the lacy background.  I finished off with a pretty matching  bow.

You know me, I always like to decorate the insides of my cards, and because I used a black card as my base, I needed to add a white panel inside …. somewhere to write a  greeting or message.

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I masked off a panel across the bottom and used the same shades of Distress as I used on the front.  With the mask still in place, I stamped the beautiful lace again across the card ….. how pretty does that look, and it finishes the card nicely I think.

 

Another of my favourite colour combos is black and white with a touch of red ………. same stamp set, completely different look, what do you think?

 

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A really simple design, but quite striking.  All the stamps used are from the Nottingham Lace set, even the ‘Best Wishes’

I’ve just cut three squares of white card, to fit nicely on the front of my finished design, not forgetting to allow for a bit of matting and layering with the red and black card.

I then stamped the tulip on each square, slightly in a different spot each time.  Two of them I left black and white…….

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but the centre one, I embossed with a clear powder again and used my Copic markers to add the colour this time

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The deep lace border was stamped across the centre of another piece of white card.  The square panels were then attached over the top so that the lace shows underneath them.

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I stamped the sentiment onto the bottom,  then using a craft knife I cut either side of the words and threaded some black organza ribbon through to finish off …..

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Two very different cards using the same stamps.

That’s it from me this week …. BUT, just before I go incase you haven’t spotted it …… details of the next IndigoBlu Secreat Retreat went live on the website yesterday …. whoo hoo!!!

It’s three fabulous, fun filled, crafty days with the one and only Kay Halliwell-Sutton.  Over the three days you’ll create wonderful projects with everything you need provided.  The first set of dates for the retreat have already SOLD OUT …. so if you would like to get a place  on the second wave  BE QUICK …. you wont regret it!!

Thanks for popping by today …. enjoy the rest of your day.

Cheerio until next time

LindyLou xx

 

 

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