Sunday, 19 March 2017

Confused about the seasons...

I've got Christmas and Spring going on here.
This is a card I have made for the current Merry Monday challenge. I'm just nipping in before the deadline.

I used a piece of coated Clarity paper and stamped a few snowflakes and swirls in Versamark. Then I inked on top and stamped some more over the inking. It's not showing up very well here. 

The die cut snowflake is embossed in bronze. It's a scrummy colour combination which I'd like to use again.

Just to prove I don't only make Christmas cards... For speed I'm adding this card to the same post. 
Stamplorations March challenge is:

 Also a lovely challenge as we are all revelling in the first signs of spring. I chose yellow and green and nothing says spring more that daffodils:

I embossed the daffodils in white, painted them in with inks then, when it was all dry, ironed off the embossing. This gives a brilliant effect which looks as though you have painted it. That is way beyond my skills!

I should have made the border very slightly bigger but too late now. 
I've used Stamplorations 'Flowers and Frames' for the border and 'Balloons and Banners' for the sentiment.

 I hope you've had time for the things you love this weekend. x


  1. Two really beautiful cards Alison. I love the technique you used on the daffodil card. It gives a great effect and the flowers are so pretty. The colours are so pretty and fresh. Barbxx

  2. Your background looks so pretty with the addition of the pretty snowflake. Thanks for playing Merry Monday with us!

  3. I have not heard of doing this with the embossed image before . I must give it a try as your daffodils look fab. I seldom love the ribbon tied to your large snowflake on the first card. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Beautiful cards!! Cool idea with the embossing! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
    Suchi- DT xx


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