Thursday, 31 October 2013

Madly Mauve in the Secret Garden DD#76

I love these mauve shades that Dynamic Duos is challenging us with this week. They remind me of bunches of hanging Wisteria, Iris, Clematis and all things floral.

I've finally used my Secret Garden Stamp Set and matching Dies to cut the blooms and leaves, after having them on my shelf from when they were released - how long ago? Trouble was, I loved the stamp, wanted to make all the gorgeous things I'd seen on blogs and Pinterest but had too many other stamp sets, and not enough time. Feeling awfully embarrassed about this, I vowed to break it open as soon as possible, and today was that day.

masked image
Its a great bonus having dies to cut leaves and flowers out (Although you still have to hand-cut the inner flowers if you decide to layer that way). Its also a BIG time-saver if you want to create a mask for stamping, as the cut is so exact. Just stamp onto a sticky note, die cut, and place over the original stamped image.
As well as Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum I have introduced Basic Gray and a little Whisper White.
One of the flowers has been stamped in Versamark onto lovely thick vellum, by Stampin' Up! of course, and heat embossed with white embossing powder. It has been coloured with a Perfect Plum Stampin' Write. The other flowers were stamped onto coloured card, in the same colour. There are some other smaller punched blossoms scattered about and all finished with pearl centres. Curly Cute stamp set has  greetings in a lovely, fancy font which seemed to suit these flowers.

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  1. Hi Rachael! thanks for visiting my blog, and for your kind comments! My husbands family comes from Australia... Sydney, NSW and also lived in Tasmania for some years. My husband and I would love to visit your beautiful country as well!

    Love your card too... I don't have that set, but see some beautiful samples made with it!

    Take care!

  2. This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

  3. Lovely card! Great work with the Secret Garden stamp & framelits....looks fabulous! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week. :)


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