Monday, 21 February 2011

Large, Fast and Fabulous

Hope you had a great weekend?

Mine was brilliant!  I had a few hours crafting with Sara which really spurred me on so I have lots of plans for crafting.  We are going to a Stampin' Up! training event on 5th March and I made a start on my swaps - well, when I say made a start, I know what stamp set I am using!!!

I have a craft fair booked soon at our local church and we are thinking of holding another Stamptacular (we did one last year and it was fantastic).  So we have lots of plans and I will update you with them all soon.

Anyway, back to the actual crafting - here is a card I was asked to do for a lady at work who has decided to become a stay at home Mum.

The card is a sheet of A3 card folded in half to leave an A4 card blank. So it is a really big card - but as there are lots of people signing it, I needed to make it as big as possible.

The sprays of flowers from the Fast and Fabulous set were stamped in black Stazon ink onto Shimmery White cardstock to create a natural looking group of flowers.  Fast and Fabulous is one of the 2 Step Stamping sets and the overlaying stamps are perfect for giving a watercolour effect.  I stamped the overlay image (using the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig)  in Rich Razzleberry ink and then used an aqua painter to smooth out the shading.  To create the depth of colour, I added more ink to the centres of the flowers.  To shade the stems and leaves I used my aqua painters with Old Olive stamp pads.  Orchid Fine Cosmo glitter was added to the centre of each flower with Chrystal Effects.

The daisy type flowers were stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink with the overlying image stamped in Pretty in Pink ink. Again, I used my aqua painter to smooth out the shading and add a little more ink to the centres.

The card was assembled with a mat of Old Olive card beneath the stamped card front and the topper with Ruth's name added to finish off. The bow was attached as a last minute emergency plan as the punched corner of the topper just didn't look quite right.  This ribbon is a retired one from last year, but is Rich Razzleberry.

Thanks for visiting me today, bob back soon for more details of upcoming events!


  1. Lovely card Jan, guess whos just ordered Fast n Fabulous ?

  2. Wow! That's a large card and so beautifully designed. Love the flower sprays and the shading on the flowers. These are lush.

    Had a great time on Saturday, can't wait for training! Maybe see you Thursday night?

    Sara xx