Today's card was pretty simple to create. I began by stamping the images directly onto the background, not worrying about any overlap. I stamped the flowers again onto some X-press it blending card and coloured them with copic markers. After fussy cutting around each flower I secured them over the previously stamped images with pieces of foam tape.
I don't think you'll be surprised to hear that I went in to this card project with no particular plan in mind. I just gathered a collection of stamps and inks and went nuts. If you look closely you might be able to see the trail of... let's call it creativity... that I left in my wake. There was a diamond background stamp, a mesh stamp, music score, butterfly stamps, bird stamps and finally the blossom stamp. I used a white pencil to bring the blossoms forward (out of the melee), then added a heat embossed sentiment and some ribbon.
Stamps by Kaisercraft, Flourishes, and some are unknown
I have lots of stamps that I love using, but they aren't always appropriate for the occasion that requires a card. I decided to solve that problem by designing some hats that can be added to existing images or used on their own for a cute and quirky card.
There are lots of white ink pads available on the market for stamping, but I have yet to find one that gives the same vibrant result that you get from heat embossing. The embossing sits on top of the paper, rather than soaking in to it, so you get a lovely opaque result.
My fabulous designers have some great ideas and inspiration for you this week. They've been colouring, die cutting, stitching and inking to assemble some beautiful cards using The Big Guy set. Don't forget to visit their blogs (links on the right hand side) to read about how they created their cards and to see all the other projects they've been working on.
I have been collecting fabulous pieces of patterned paper for many, MANY years with the intention of cutting it up to use as embellishments on my cards and scrapbook pages. Well, here's my first card. One down, a billion to go...
Christmas is in the air this month at Beccy's Place with guest appearances by the Big Guy himself! I've also got another set of kooky birds, eager to share their off beat sentiments, as well as a collection of hats to cover all those special days we love to celebrate.
I'm very excited to introduce my fabulous new team of designers who will be sharing lots of inspirational projects, card making ideas and clever tricks and techniques. They've spent the past few weeks working on their beautiful projects, which I'll be sharing with you throughout the month, but in the meantime please stop by their blogs to check out their latest work.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS CAREFULLY PRIOR TO ENTERING THE CHALLENGE
Use any image you wish to create a paper craft or stamping project. Upload a photo of it to your blog and submit a direct link below. The challenge runs from now until midnight on the 31st of October 2015 (AEST).
Your project must be created during the month of October 2015. You can enter as many times as you like and you can submit your project to any other challenge you wish. At the end of the month five random winners will be chosen to receive their choice of digital image/s from my online store.
Digital cards and e-cards are not eligible for entry.
Winners who have used a Beccy's Place image may choose a digital stamp set of their choice as a prize. Winners who use other images (or no image at all) may choose a single digital image of their choice as a prize. All winners will receive a badge to post on their blog.