Be Happy by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone
I have a card for you this week in my favourite DL size using some of the new PaperArtsy stamps designed by Tracy Scott. 

Here's What I Did:

As always for me I started with my background and this week I thought I would play with a selection of colours of That's Crafty! Flat Matte Sprays. I selected a piece of mixed media card to spray onto but to avoid spray going where I didn't want it I first sprayed a small amount onto a piece of acetate, you could also use a large acrylic stamping block for this, I then pressed the acetate onto the card to transfer the colour, this allows me to build up the colour where I wanted them.  I kept repeating this until I was happy with my background.

Onto that I then stamped a selection of the scribbly flowers onto the background using Versafine Clair Nocturne ink pad. I then stamped them again onto a post it notes and cut them out as I needed to mask them off for the next stage. Once I had masked the flowers off I then stencilled over them with cut and dry foam and paint to add further interest to the background. Once that was added I removed the masks from the stamped flowers.

Over this I then stamped the more solid flower stamp. To be honest I was going to make a square card but it didn't seem to work in that shape so cut it down to fir a DL card. Once cut to the size I wanted I doodled around the flowers with a white pen and added some paint flicks by shaking the Posca pen over the piece. I decided to frame it all by machine stitching around the edge of the background. I then added my sentiment by Katzelkraft by stamping it in Versamark and heat embossing with white embossing powder before matting it onto black card and adding to a DL card blank.

Here's What I Used:
That's Crafty! Flat Matt Sprays - Orange, Rose, Saffron and Tomato (the green is the colours mixing together)
Versafine Clair - Nocturne
PaperArtsy Stencil - PS126 
Katzelkraft Stamp Set - Carpe Diam
Posca Pen - White
Post it Note
Sewing Machine
DL Card Blank
Have a fabulous week and I will see you all next Tuesday
Amanda X

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  1. Fantastic, Amanda. Love the creativity and the design. You nailed it yet again x

  2. Fabulous card, love the bold flowers, thanks for the process pics.
    Avril x

  3. The background is gorgeous Amanda and I just love those beautiful flowers! Anne xx

  4. Glorious colours and such fabulous movement in those scribbly flowers - altogether there's such a great energy about this card.
    Alison x

  5. Really gorgeous card Amanda. So colourful and love the way you used the sprays to create the background for those fab flowers.
    Fliss xx

  6. Wow, this is like biting into a fresh slice of watermelon, all those luscious colours make my mouth water - fabulous! :)


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