Thursday, 3 May 2012

Tiptoe Among The Flowers

Hello folks on another rather cold and wet day and it feels like March rather than May here so hope the sun reappears soon.
Just a quick post here to share one of my card samples from the last workshop I taught where we made gatefold cards with a surprise inside. This one has my newest La Blanche stamp which is a cute little mouse looking like he's tiptoeing through the clover.



This is a very simple design using my favourite green and pink colour combination which I love as it always makes me think of Spring even on a miserable day like today lol.

The panels on the front are simply embossing with a Papermania Triboss folder, inked with Shabby Shutters Distress ink and then swiped with Crushed Olive and Peeled Paint on the raised areas. It ended up quite grungy in places where the raised areas were not as pronounced.
I then stamped the mouse design on white card with Archival coffee ink (my fave brown), coloured it with pencils and Promarkers then die cut it into an oval and sponged Shabby Shutters round the edges. The panel was then attached to the left front side.
For the surprise inside, I cut a square of white card slightly smaller than the back panel and then masked off the mouse part of the image with masking tape, inked up the stamp and removed the tape to stamp just the clover on the right side of the card near the base. I then inked again and stamped the whole image next to the flowers. I inked up the stamped portion by sponging with Shabby Shutters and Crushed Olive then added colour to the images with pencils and Promarkers as before.
To finish off, I stamped the Penny Black sentiment above the image.

Challenges for my card:
Crafts & Me - Favourite Colour Combo
My Mum's Craft Shop - Embossing
The Craft Room Challenge - Emboss It
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Hoping you enjoy the rest of your day whatever the weather.
Hugs, Fliss xx

17 comments:

craftattack said...

Beautiful piece, love your new stamp! Hugs, Valerie

Mrs.B said...

Great card Fliss, and such a lovely image.
Love the 'Time' Card too.
Avril

Jacqueline said...

I love pink and green too - lovely card Fliss - Jacqueline xx

Esther said...

Hi Fliss - this is great, love the grungy look, and that mouse is a cutie ! Fab embossing...Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room challenge...Esther xx

Sally H said...

Fabulous card, Fliss! Love it!

Brenda Brown said...

A great design Fliss and lovely colours. Such a cute stamp.
hugs {brenda} xox

SHARY said...

Aw Fliss such a cute image!! Love the font on the sentiment too.x

Maria said...

Aw, this is gorgeous, and sooo cute. I love these colours together. Thanks for joining in with our "Emboss It" theme over at the Craft-Room and good luck in the draw.

Maria x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a lovely image. Great Ginkgo background.

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Fliss, thanks for sharing this fabulous card with us and the step by step guide. Your stamping and colouring are fabulous and the design is amazing. Wish I could join one of your groups.

Marie

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Fliss, thanks for sharing this fabulous card with us and the step by step guide. Your stamping and colouring are fabulous and the design is amazing. Wish I could join one of your groups.

Marie

Zoe Sanderson said...

Your new stamp is adorable and this card is fabulous. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Debi said...

just love the embossing and that image is so cute! thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Andrea said...

Aww, so pretty! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week, Andrea x

Suzie McFloozy said...

Very sweet card x
Thanks for playing along at MMCS challenge & good luck x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Hi Fliss, my friend! This is a gorgeous card..that background is so eye catching and I agree this is an adorable image. Beautiful work! Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Room "emboss it" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

Mona Eidhammer said...

Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me with this fabulous creation. Hugs...Mona