Friday, 11 April 2014

The Gift Of Life by Fliss Goodwin



Hi there, I have another bright make for you this week which I hope you enjoy as much as I loved creating it. It’s a lot simpler to make than it might look and is the perfect way to cheer up someone who might be feeling a bit down.


Here’s What You Need: 

Kaisercraft Clear Stamps – Today and Script
Prima Stitch Stamps - Lines
Archival Ink – Jet Black, Watering Can
Distress Inks – Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed
Smooth Stamping Card
Sponge Applicators


Here’s How To:

·       First, prepare the background paper by cutting a piece of watercolour paper to fit your chosen card blank – mine is my favourite square. Scribble on some Gelato colours from the kit – I used Lemon, Guava, Bubblegum, Tangerine and Metallic Melon. Spread the colour with a damp brush. You’ll find some colours spread more easily than others, leaving a streaky effect.

·       Using the Wendy Vecchi stencil, apply the pink and orange Distress inks to the painted background through the smaller of the flowers. Over stamp with the script stamp randomly with the Wild Honey ink. Add faux stitching round the edges with the black ink and stick to the card blank.

·       Cut a strip of watercolour paper to fit across the card and about 5cm deep. Ink with the Mustard Seed ink and stamp on the script with the Wild Honey. Add faux stitching with black ink as before and stick to the card.

·       Taking a scrap of watercolour paper, use the bird stencil from the Gelatos kit to apply Salty Ocean ink and make a bird shape. Cut the bird out and stamp on the script with the Wild Honey ink.

·       On a scrap of smooth card, stamp the Life text with black ink and cut out, trimming close to the text. Cut a further piece of card slightly larger and ink just the edges with the Picked Raspberry ink. Stamp on some faux stitching with the Watering Can ink and trim the edges to echo the lines of stitches.

·       Add the bird and the matted text panel to the card to finish.


Have a great weekend and see you next week.


Fliss x


  1. It actually looks like fabric and machine stitching.
    Fabulous card Fliss.


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