Saturday, 26 November 2011

My 2012 Diary

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

How useful is this set of stamps ‘A Room with a View’ from Dimension Stamps, and having seen some of Rita’s (paperfolder) samples I have even more use for them J  For this diary I wanted to use as many Color Box inks as I could, they have such a wide range of colours in their sets.  So I used a colour to fit the season and tried to use some of the stamps to fit as well.  So I used Color Box Inks embossed with detail clear embossing powder for each of the months and for that months background I used Tattered Angels stencils with Distress Inks and various stamps from other Dimension Stamps sets.  For the trees, I stamped them with Memento – Tuxedo Black and coloured in with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers with patterned paper from my stash for the backgrounds.  I stamped the trees onto a Nestabilities shape then created the matt by drawing around the shape, I also did the same for the tags.  I added a verity of gems to the diary using some that were raised making it easier to turn the pages.  The cover was a bit of chipboard that I cut to size and covered with some brown/gold paper.  I used the Plain Lowercase Alphabet (Dimension Stamps ref: 1801014a) onto some Tim Holtz paper and using the Krystal Tips Alphabet (ref: 2400012a) stamped the word ‘my’ into the ‘d’ and from the new set stamped the ‘2012’ in the ‘i’.  To finish off I used my Cinch (I actually call this my ‘Grinch’ because David bought it for last Christmas J) from We R Memory Keepers to bind it all together.
Because the start of the diary is January and this is the winter season I had to do two winter tree's.  I haven't shown the one from the end of the year as it's nearly the same, just the background paper is different.
The background on the spring and summer tree pages is from my Kanban.

Autumn is my favourite time of the year.
Hope you like them and thanks for looking J

David’s birthday card

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

This is the card I made for my husband for his birthday this year, in fact it was January this year.  The ‘Plain Lowercase Alphabet’ Dimension Stamps ref: 1801014a has been one of my favourites for ages and I’m so glad it’s now on Create and Craft.  Because of the time it took me to do the other samples and the demo card I didn’t have time to do anything with the alphabet, so my husband very kindly said I could pinch this card.  If you would like to have a look how this card was made then click on this link: http://jackierush.blogspot.com/2011/01/birthday-card-for-my-hubby.html
 Thank you David xx

April showers

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I put together this spring card much the same as the ‘winter shaker card’ but instead of using glitter for the inside of the sandwich I though of April showers so using my Glossy Accents I added little dabs on the acetate to make it look as if it had been raining.  I used a Papermania Inspirations paper for the background and using the rose flourish from the ‘Paper Garden’ set of stamps from Dimension Stamps ref: 2400045a and Color Box ink, I stamped the swirl end of the stamp all around the edges.  I finished off this card by using some gems, quite a quick card really.  This card was used as one of Roy’s demo’s today on Create and Craft, the set did really well and in fact I will be getting lots of mileage from these stamps. 

Winter shaker card

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

Using the new set of stamps from Dimension Stamps ‘A Room with a View’.  I stamped the window and the tree with Memento – Tuxedo black and coloured in using my ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  I used some fine iridescent glitter on the tree and did a blob on top of the birds head, this bird is on all four trees so I decided it was plastic lol.  I thought it would make a nice shaker card so using some thicker glitter for snow I sandwiched the tree and window with some acetate and some shaker tape.  For the background I used some rainbow mirri onto which I stuck some patterned paper, love this range of paper it’s from Nitwits and it from their ‘Still Joyful Hearts’ collection.  I also used it for the border down the left hand side, I then covered it with an organza ribbon and added some bell embellishments before making a matching organza bow.  I added some iridescent glitter to the curtains, it actually shows up with the green tint to it but it didn’t look that bad in ‘real’ life, it did match what I’d put on the tree though.  To finish off I added some very shiny gems, that look quite dull in this picture, tut typical J

Monday, 21 November 2011

Project Club - November 2011 » Main Card «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

This is the finished card, you can use whatever bits and pieces you like, there's a really good selection, and the lamppost is one of the best I've seen around for a while.
Using Memento stamp the snowman’s body onto the white arch card.
I chose to use the umbrella so stamped this next, giving me the position of his arm which I stamped over his body, no need for masking.  I coloured the arms, belt, nose, umbrella handle and scarf with ProMarkers before matting the white arch onto the blue.  Using a Glaze pen, glaze over the buttons, belt buckle, eyes and mouth.  Leave to dry.  Onto the small piece of white card I stamped the hat, scarf, umbrella and the waistcoat with Memento, then coloured with ProMarkers and cut out.
Cut base card, blue card and the white card as per instructions on the project club sheet.  Add double sided tape to the base card as shown.
Use the white card you have just cut to size.  Dust with an Anti-static bag and using the VersaFine black ink and the detail clear embossing powder stamp and emboss the lamppost.  Colour with ProMarkers.  If you wish, round the top corners with the punch on both the white and blue cards before using the double sided tape or glue to attach together.
Open up the base card and arrange the rainbow swirls, you can arrange these wherever you like.  I placed the lamppost card with the arch resting on it and put his hat on his head just to make sure swirls wouldn't get in the way.  I then moved the swirls around until I was happy with them.  Attach the rainbow swirls to the bottom of the base card and to the side of the lamppost using silicone glue.  Only stick down when you’re happy with it.  I should have moved the swirls up a bit more because my snowman is laying down too much, looks OK for a photo but really does need moving up.  Never mind, next time. J
Attach the lamppost front to the base card.  Use foam tape, foam pads or silicone glue on the back of the arch and attach to the front of the card.  Dress the snowman using your foam pads or silicone glue.  Add the last of the rainbow swirls with silicone glue. Leave to dry while making the sentiment.  Cut the blue card and the white card as per instructions in the project club sheet, then Using the VersaFine black ink and the detail clear embossing powder, stamp and emboss the ‘Have a Very Merry Christmas’ along the white card.  I find it easier to place the text if the corners have been rounded first.  Mount the white card onto the blue using double sided tape or glue and use foam tape or foam pads on the back before attaching to the card base.  I like to add a little silicone glue to the foam tape before attaching to the card because of it sitting on top of mirri or foil card.  A little extra piece of mind J


If you are looking at this post and would like to join the project club then you can find the details on Dimension Stamps web site. Thanks for looking and happy crafting J

Jackie x

Project Club - November 2011 » Snowmen mug shots «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

For this DL card I used white for the base and a pearlescent white for the top, using the Cuttlebug folder – Swiss Dots for the background and I also used a dotty holographic silver for the matt, and I had a smaller dotty holographic silver for the squares.  I stamped and embossed a snowman onto each of the squares using the Color Box – Surf’s Up! Pigment inks and detail clear embossing powder, I used a different blue for each of them.  I masked off the snowmen and using the Big and Juicy - Waterfall ink pad I blended some blue just around the middle of each square leaving the outer edge white.  Onto another piece of white card I stamped the hats, scarves and bow tie with Memento – Tuxedo Black, cut out and then coloured in using ProMarkers, FlexMarkers and a little glitter on the white bits.  Once the squares where attached to the card using silicone glue I added the hats, scarves and bow tie, leaving the odd bit hanging over the edges of the squares.


Project Club - November 2011 » Lamppost DL «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

I found a couple of pieces of red card in my stash, just enough to make this DL card.  I stamped the lamppost using VersaMark ink and embossed with detail white embossing powder but couldn’t think of what to use to colour it in with because I wanted to keep it as light as possible (excuse the pun).  I then remembered that bleach worked very well on this card so I thought I would give it a go.  But the lamp at the top didn’t look right so I cut the glass out and onto a piece of white card using Memento Tuxedo Black I stamped the top part of the lamppost and coloured in with ProMarkers.  I cut this coloured card out and stuck it to the back of the red lamppost panel.  The black ink gives a lead effect on the glass.  I mounted this top panel onto some white/gold pearlescent card but it needed something else.  Using a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen I added dots around the edge.  Using the red card I cut out a shape using a Nestabilities - Labels Ten die. I then stamped and embossed, using VersaMark and detail white embossing powder, the Happy Christmas stamp (Dimension Stamps ref:0301041a).  I matted this shape onto the white/gold pearlescent card adding little white dots around the edge and finishing off the label with a little bleach on the snowflakes.  To complete the card I added Glossy Accents to the lamp glass.


Project Club - November 2011 » Snow People «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

For this card I wanted to make a little snow family so firstly I stamped the middle snowman onto white card.   Then using Post-It notes I made three snowman masks placing one mask over the snowman I had just stamped.  I then stamped another snowman either side of the middle one.  These three snowmen were stamped with the Color Box – Surf’s Up ink pads.  I covered the other two snowmen with the Post-It masks and then cut wavy lines through some scrap paper to make my scenery template.  Using this scrap paper I masked off the bottom of the card leaving just the sky exposed.  Using a Big and Juicy – Waterfall ink pad and a piece of Cut-N-Dry I blended in the sky.  I then masked the sky and used another scrap wavy line template to ink the darker hills.  Once I was happy with the colour I removed the sky template and using the tree stamps from ‘The Adorable Snowman’ stamp set Ref:2400051a and the dark blue end of the Waterfall ink pad I added the trees before removing the lower template.  I than placed one last wavy line template below the dark hills and inked a lighter shade of blue then removing the template I did a lighter shade for the bottom (I hope all this makes sense).  I removed the Post-It masks from the snowmen and used my anti-static bag all over this piece of card making sure all the ink had dried before adding the snow flakes.  The snowflakes are from ‘The Adorable Snowman’ stamp set and last months project club.  I stamped and embossed the snowflakes with VersaMark ink and detail white embossing powder.
 On another piece of white card I stamped, using Memento – Tuxedo Black, hats, scarves etc. for each of the snowmen then cut-out and coloured with ProMarkers.  I used a piece of white card wide enough to fit across the bottom of the scene and ripped it towards me leaving the white core edge showing and glued it across the bottom of the scene. I thought it could do with another layer lower down so I did the same again.  I then lightly inked around the white edge of the card with the Waterfall ink pad.  I matted the scene onto silver mirri card leaving a small border then attached to my base card.  Using a Quickie Glue Pen and some iridescent glitter I highlighted the ripped edges across the bottom of the scene and around the inside edge of the snow people to give it an extra sparkle.  Well I was covered in glitter so why shouldn't the snowmen lol.  I then attached the hats, scarves etc. with silicone glue.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Project Club - November 2011 » Lamppost Gift Tag «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

This little gift tag is the left over folded card from the main Project Club card.  I used blue card on the background and used an Inverted corner rounded punch on the white card.  I added some silver gems to each of the corners.  The lamppost has been stamped and embossed using VersaFine – Onyx Black and detail clear embossing powder, then coloured with ProMarkers.  I added a couple of foam pads to the back of the tag so it can be stuck onto a present, I didn’t want to punch a hole thought it and add ribbon.

Project Club - November 2011 » Snow Lady «

Originally this post was from the Dimension Stamps Project Club.  Now the name has change to Nina Crafts, so I thought putting all the posts together would be better and easier to find things.

I love this set of stamps, you can have any snow person you like J, so I wanted to do a girlie Snow Lady. 

For this card I used the Nestabilities – Labels Eleven, Fancy Tags Two dies and the Icicle die from Marianne Designs.  Using white card I cut out the largest of the label dies and drew around it and cut out to make my white matt.  I cut out two icicle shapes.  Using VersaMark and detail white embossing powder, I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto white card.  Then I used low tack masking tape on the Fancy Tag die to hold it in place before I cut it out.  Before I removed it from the die I used my Color Box – Surf’s Up! Ink set and inked all over the exposed white bits, using a paper towel to remove any excess ink before removing the tag from the die.  I stamped the snowman outline onto the labels eleven shape using VersaFine – Onyx Black down the middle of the snowman stamp, then used the Colour Box ink again for the outer edge of the snowman, then embossed with detail clear embossing powder.  The black was a bit patchy as I’d messed about with the blue outline too much, doing the old huffing didn’t seem to do much either, so I used a black ProMarker and as quick as possible added some more embossing powder to each of the buttons, mouth and eyes one at a time.  On another piece of white card I stamped and cut out the hat, bow, scarf and bag and coloured everything in with ProMarkers.  I then went mad with the glitter, using a Zig and Quickie Glue Pens I glittered the icicles, around the white matt, the hat band, bow, scarf, bag and all the white bits on the tag.  I used a navy blue for my base card and used the white ink from the Color Box – Basics set of inks for the snowflakes at the top of the card and used a white Sakura Gelly Roll pen for the little dots.  I used the blue ink on the edge of the snowman label before attaching everything to the card.

 I have just got my hands on the Color Box Pigment Cat’s Eyes inks and it’s only early days but ‘how have I lived without them’ haha

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Happy Birthday Les

This week was the birthday of an old, old friend of ours haha.  So for this card I used a dark green/black base card and used some green foil card to match the foil I used for the front, I needed to use my Foil-It machine again lol.  I used Microsoft Publisher to arrange the front and printed on white using our laser printer.  The picture was from Google, I just did a search for free line drawings of something Scottish and this is what I found.  I used my inverted round corner punch and added some green gems.  This was a very quick card. 
Thanks for looking J


Quick birthday's

Hanni my daughter wanted a quick card for a 21st birthday gathering she was going to, she’d known about it for a while and I found out when she wanted the card, yes you guessed it, just as she was getting ready for the event, tut.  Thank goodness it was for a him and not a her, I didn’t have to do any of the frilly stuff lol.
I used a dark brown for the base card and a gold foil card for the matt.  From my stash I used some ledger paper and inked around the edges using Distress Ink – Vintage Photo.  Using the Vintage Photo ink and Kanban – Jasper stamp set, I stamped the cogs, watch face and the crown randomly over the ledger paper.  The happy birthday is a stamp from the Dimension Stamps set ‘Birthday Words’ ref: 0502013a and I also used their ‘Krystal Tips’ set ref: 2400012a for the ‘st’.  The two numbers are cut out using my cutting machine and I have used an off cut of gold holographic card.  

Monday, 14 November 2011

Yellow Rose

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I stamped this little rose flourish from Dimension Stamps with VersaFine – Onyx Black ink and embossed using detail clear embossing powder, I then re-stamped a couple of times and cut out the butterfly and some layers of the rose and I coloured with ProMarkers.  I used a yellow card for the matt and used my inverted corner punch for the white foreground card.  I used silicone glue to build up the rose and to add the butterfly, adding Glossy Accents to both.  Once dry I added some pearls to the corners and some gems to the curly ends of the flourishes.

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Carousel Horse

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I found some textured purple foil card in my stash, so thought it would go with the ‘Carousel Horse’ stamp from Dimension Stamps ref: 1805019a.  I seem to be doing lots of cards for Dimension Stamps lately lol, every time I go to the Unit another stamp catches my eye J.  Anyway, I used Archival – Jet Black ink to stamp the horse and used watercolour pencils to colour.  I used some patterned paper inked with Distress Ink – Victorian Velvet to kind of make a carousel top and edged it with a Martha Stewart border punch.  I used the Krystal Tips alphabet (Dimension Stamps ref: 2400012a) to make the sentiment and finished off with some purple gems.
Thanks for looking J 

Thursday, 3 November 2011

Autumnal Gold and Brown – Postage Stamps

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I have made this card before, this one is slightly different, and the last lot of cards I made for this set of stamps from Dimension Stamps ref: 2400040a was a year ago.  I used different colour ProMarkers for the mice, and actually cut out all the leaves to go around the edges but then remembered that I’d some leaf ribbon left, that my mother-in-law gave me (I think I have enough for one more card at some time) I don’t know where she got it from though.  I have to tell you, I made a mistake on the mice tut, after masking the postage stamp off and just before I stamped the mice I dropped the inked up acrylic block on the blank area, smudging it.  So I stamped onto a new piece of white card and cut it out, once coloured I used foam tape to cover up the mess, I think I got away with it lol.  The reference number for the ‘Postage Stamps’ from Dimension Stamps is 1808011a if you look on the right you will see a link to their website under the ‘Let’s go shopping’ section.
This is the link to the last card I made using this set if you'd like to have a look:
Thanks for looking J


Autumnal Gold and Brown – Diamond top card

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I have made this card before, this one again is slightly different, and the set is from Dimension Stamps ref: 2400040a.  I used ProMarkers for this one instead of watercolour pencils.
This is the link to the last card I made using this set if you'd like to have a look, but it actually looks the same lol:
Thanks for looking J



Autumnal Gold and Brown – Shutter Card in copper

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I have made this card before, and the set is from Dimension Stamps ref: 2400040a.  This one I coloured the pine cone with Distress Ink – Vintage Photo instead of the watercolour pencils, everything else is more or less the same.  Create and Craft have requested some cards from this set and the 'Wrinklies' set, Roy and Faye already have some 'Wrinklies' cards so I made these to send with them.
This is the link to the last card I made using this set if you'd like to have a look:

Luscious Lily - Demo Card

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I used the ‘Luscious Lily’ stamp set (Dimension Stamps ref: 2400058a) to make this card.  Starting at the background, I used the largest of the lily stamps and using Memento – Lady Bug ink I randomly stamped around the edge of some white card with second generation ink.  For the shape in the middle I used the Nestabilities – Labels Twenty die, the Lily text stamp and Memento – Bamboo Leaves with second generation ink and stamped to fill the shape.  Onto some white stamping card (I like to use either the Oak House Studio stamping card at 220gsm or the Neenah Solar White card at 216gsm) I stamped the leaf/petal stamp several times, using six petals and three leaves for each flower.  I cut out before I coloured so I could catch all the white edges in one go.  I only did one layer of ProMarker on the leaves as I like the patchy effect it gave.  I coloured the petals in with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers before using VersaFine – Crimson Red for the little dots.  When cutting out the stamen centres I cut three extra ones and cut off the ends so I have a little guide to place the petals then turned the flower over and attached the three leaves.  I double stamped the sentiment and again used the Nesties to cut the shape.  
Thanks for looking J


Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Butterfly Flourish

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I used the ‘Large Butterfly Flourish’ stamp from Dimension Stamps ref: 1806122a for this card.  For the background I used the ends of the stamp and randomly stamped using VersaMark ink and embossed using detail white embossing powder onto white card.  I then used the Big and Juicy waterfall ink pad to ink the background cleaning off the access ink from the embossed areas.  I then wound some white cotton thread around the background before attaching it to the pale blue mirri card.  I used the Nestabilities Labels Four die for the topper and the matt.  I stamped the butterfly flourish using the Big and Juicy ink pad then embossed with detail clear embossing powder before colouring in with a blue ProMarker.  I then used some of the Fantasy Film – Krista’s Eyes and a StazOn – Ultramarine ink pad for the butterfly.  I finished off with a Sakura pen on the stars.

Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Duvet day

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

For this card I used a red Versafine ink and detail clear embossing powder for the Patchwork Heart stamp (Dimension Stamps ref: 1806128a), I coloured the hearts in with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers, just lots of different shades of pink and red.  For the quilt edging I stamped the patchwork heart out again but onto some red paper, using VersaMark ink and embossing with the detail clear embossing powder.  I then cut out all the hearts and stuck them individually onto the back of the patchwork square, slightly shaping them before hand, using silicone glue to stick them down.  I used the Krystal Tip Alphabet stamps for the text (Dimension Stamps ref: 2400012a) and stamped it onto a Nestabilities Labels Eleven shape.  The background is a pale pink flower vellum which I attached to some white card and added some gems to finish.
Thanks for looking J

Enchanted Fairy

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

This is the other new set from Dimension Stamps called ‘Enchanted’ ref: 2400057a, inside the packaging there is an outline of the fairy on a bit of card, this is really useful.  It is a template of the shape around the fairy, which you can use to draw around, then you will be able to stamp the fairy right in the middle (no more cutting out difficult fiddly shapes), I used this shape and made a cut file for my cutting machine (even better J).  Once I’d cut out my fairy shape in white card and its shadow onto lilac pearlescent card, I stamped the fairy using Memento – Tuxedo Black, onto another piece of white stamping card I stamped the flower heads and cut them out before using ProMarkers and FlexMarkers to colour.  For the background I stamped the swish with light grey ink and embossed with detail clear embossing powder.  The blue cloud like effect was made using my Letrajet AirMarker (airbrush for ProMarkers) with a blue ProMarker.  I then stamped the birthday sentiment with VersaFine – Onyx Black and embossed with the detail clear embossing powder before adding some PaperMania Dew Drop gems around the edge of my shaped card.

Luscious Lily - Gift Bag

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

Using some pink textured card and the Cricut cartridge – Plantin Schoolbook, I cut out this bag and before assembling it I stamped the smallest of the lily stamps randomly all over using Memento – London Fog.  Inside the packaging for the ‘Luscious Lily’ stamp set (Dimension Stamps ref: 2400058a) there is another outline image on a piece of white card.  This again can be made into a template so that once cut out the large lily can be stamped in its centre.  Again I made this outline into a cut file for my cutting machine and cut out the main shape in white and did a shadow in a pink pearlescent card.  I used Memento – Tuxedo Black to stamp the lily before colouring in with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  I used my Crop-A-Dile to make the hole and insert the eyelet.  I added some white ribbon and used a Sakura pen on the ends of the swirls to finish off.

Luscious Lily - Mum

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

This was a very quick card to make I used the ‘Luscious Lily’ stamp set (Dimension Stamps ref: 2400058a).  Using cream card, VersaMark ink and detail gold embossing powder I stamped and embossed both the lilies into each corner, after rounding off all corners I matt and layered onto some gold card.  I used the Sakura gelly roll pen – copper star to colour the ends of the swirls in.  Onto another piece of cream card and the ‘Plain Alphabet’ ref: 2400050a from Dimension Stamps, I stamped the letters and using the text background stamp from the set I stamped over all three of the letters using VersaMark and embossed with the detail gold embossing powder before cutting them out.  I used the gold card to make a background for the letters and again rounded the corners.
Thanks for looking J

The Luscious Lily - Poinsettia box

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

I wanted to show that you didn’t just have to use this new stamp set called ‘The Luscious Lily’ from Dimension Stamps (ref:2400058a) to make lilies, so using the petal/leaf stamp in the set I stamped loads of leaves added the veins with Memento – Tuxedo Black ink, then coloured with ProMarkers.  I cut out a circle of card with a punch to give me a base to work on, I then just built up the poinsettia until I was happy with the size and height of it.  I made a 2cm high box (just so I could put the lily wall hanging in it lol) from some patterned card, adding a bit of Merry Christmas ribbon to the lid.  I used Glossy Accents to stick all the leaves as this dries really fast, and for the middle I just put a bigger dollop of Glossy Accents and added some small gold beads.

The Luscious Lily - Lillies

updated 17/03/2014:  Dimension Stamps have now changed their name to Nina Crafts.

Using the new stamp set from Dimension Stamps ‘The Luscious Lily’ ref: 2400058a I made this little wall hanging.  Using Memento – Tuxedo Black I stamped the petals/leaves first then cut them all out, I had six petals and three leaves for each flower.  I then stamped the veins on the leaves and coloured them in with ProMarkers, I then coloured the petals with ProMarkers and FlexMarkers adding the little red dots last as I used a VersaFine ink (this would have smudged if I’d have used it before the ProMarkers).  I sometimes like to cut out before I colour, especially the smaller images, because if there is any little white bits that I’ve missed while cutting out, they can be covered over while colouring instead of going back twice.  For the background plate I Nestabilities labels ten and cut out four pieces of card and glued them together, for the front and back of the plate I had some of the green paper, but before I glued them on I used a dark green ProMarker and coloured all around the edge, so you couldn’t see any white bits.  I used my Crop-A-Dile to make the hole and insert the eyelet.  I added some white ribbon and some gems to finish off.  The picture below shows the wall hanging inside the base part of the box that I'd made for the poinsettia.