Thursday, 21 April 2016

LT67 - Rainbow Flowers - and Leftover Centres


This is for the current Little Tangles Challenge - Die Cutting.






I find that one of the hardest things about getting new stamps is that once they arrive, I often feel like the (awesome) DT members have already done it 'all' and I can't think of a single interesting thing to do. 

For this card, I chose two stamps and embossed in white and then sponged bright distress ink colours.  I used one of the smaller almost-circle dies to cut out the centres just for something different and inlaid the flowers into a Soft Stone panel, using some matte enamel dots to finish it off.

ETA: May 3:
 

But that left me with the original centres. And they're too pretty to throw out. So I went back to a card I made previously with this set and re-used the basic layout. This time, I stamped only in black, so that these centres really stand out - I coated them with Wink of Stella and Glossy accents for a hard-candy shine!

I used:
-Neat & Tangled Scandinavian Prints
-PTI Bigger Blooms (first card)
-Right at Home Simple Sentiments (second card)

18 comments:

  1. Seriously, these two gorgeously colored cards are incredible!!!! I loved the first one, then as I read your post, I literally feasted my eyes upon your hard-candy flower card. Wow! Just brilliant and I love these! Wow!! Bev

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  2. You really rock this stamp set... every card you make with it is a wow!

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  3. Fabulous twofer! I like how the flowers are inlaid in the first one, and a great way to use the scraps in your second.

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  4. WOW - you are amazing and these cards are fabulous Ardyth
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  5. Oh, I love the very soft grey on the white and the sweet colourful flowers, Ardyth!!!! Such a 'sweet' sentiment on the first card!!! Love the candy centres on the second card - works wonderfully and really pops!!! Two beautiful card!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!!

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  6. Um hello...these are both amazing Ardyth!

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  7. Both are great !!!!

    Ineke x

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  8. What a gorgeous rainbow spectacle, Ardyth ... these are both swoonworthy ... yum, yum, yum! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

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  9. Two 'sweet' creations - love, love, love these fun colors! I also feel bad when little bits and pieces of pretty stuff are left without a home so they usually end up on my envelopes :)

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  10. Love the whimsical flowers, this is awesome!

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  11. Such a lovely and colorful card, Ardyth. Love it!

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  12. Love both of these cards, so bright and cheery! And glad you said that about getting new stamps and feeling like the DT came up with all the good ideas. I do that all the time. I love your designs!

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  13. Yes! I feel exactly the same way about new stamps! I'm afraid I won't figure out anything new or exciting to do with them. You've conquered that demon here though. These are both gorgeous!!

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  14. Two beautiful cards! I love them both, yet they are distinctly different and wonderful! As for the stamp-phobia of "not achieving greatness" too close to the DT member's cards, I think I'm at the head of that line...

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  15. BEAUTIFUL cards!! Thanks for joining us at Little Tangles!

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  16. Fabulous use of the leftovers. Vibrant, contemporary and striking cards x

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  17. Wow...when this card caught my eye at Little Tangles, I didn't realize it was yours until I arrived at your website. Love it for sure. The second card is very "you"! Both are amazing uses of the same set! You continue to wow me.

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  18. I love it when you get two for the price of one! These are so pretty, wonderfully CAS, and great pops of color!

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