Saturday 25 June 2011

Happy Birthday in Rainbow Colours


Today for my card I used all my favourite colours... lol! The colours of the rainbow ;o)

Here is a close-up of the flowers:

This card was inspired by the following two challenges:

Get Creative June 5th Card challenge: Make a card with six of the same element... I used the same chevron stamp six times, and I also made six felt flowers ;o)

Embellish Magazine Rainbow Color Trends Challenge

I used the stamp sooo many times (more than the final six you see here!) and with so many different inks... My conclusions are:

- When the stamp has solid parts or bold lines, it is good to use a soft surface beneath your paper, such as a mouse pad. I used a mouse pad I got from IKEA for 0,50c... but I think that any "foamy" type of surface should do
- At the end, the inks that gave me the best result in terms of fully and solidly stamped images were pigment inks... I tried chalk, Versafine etc... Versafine is fantastic for detailed stamping, but not all colours worked very well with the stamp (which was kinda strange...)
- Last but not least, you don't have to spend a lot of money on stamp cleaning products. I was just using baby wipes... of course at the end I had the messiest stamp ever, because baby wipes would clean most of the ink, but not the ink that would get between the lines. I have found out that no matter how a stamp looks like, Ultra Clean Stamp Cleaner by Hero Arts makes miracles. I have tried other cleaning products as well, but for clear stamps I got the best results with this one...

For more detailed materials you can see the pictures below.

I hope you like it!

Materials: Various felt sheets, plus:

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Alexis said...

I love this. I just entered my submission for the Embellish challenge and I saw your card in the gallery. It's beautiful!!

Glittertastic said...

I love those felt flowers - so cute!

Jenny said...

I love those bold chevrons with the cute rolled flowers accenting them, fab card :)
Jenny x

Rebecca Mosher said...

So colourful! The felt flowers are adorable and pair perfectly with the stamping.


Sarah Martina said...

Great stamping tips! :) I love your little flowers flanking the chevron stripes! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Trends Challenge! :)

Jo said...

Love the graphic look to this card and the flowers really soften it. Perfect!

Maggie Lamarre said...

luv the stamping tip, the flowers anchoring the chevron...
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Wendy said...

How fun and pretty is your card. Love that you added the rolled flowers.

Rachel (Lines across my face) said...

Beautiful. The flowers are a great touch. I featured this on a Chevron round up at Lines Across My Face. Stop by and grab a featured button :)

Unknown said...

Oh my, Rachel, I just saw your comment, thank you so much! I feel very honoured!

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