Monday, 31 October 2011

French Foliage Collection

French Foliage Collection
Whilst browsing the internet for inspiration, I came across some designs on Splitcoaststampers featuring different techniques.  I decided to give it a try and these are the results.  All cards features use the following materials:

Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler
Ink Pads: Cherry Cobbler, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Lucky Limeade and Soft Suede.

Stamps: French Foliage, En Francais, Faith in Nature, Tiny Tags

Accessories: Antique Brads, Linen Thread, Victoria Crochet Trim and Chocolate Chip Spotted Scallop Ribbon

Tools: Colour Spritzer, Jewellery Tag
Cracked Glass

This card is made using the cracked glass technique.  The background was created by sponging randomly with various ink colours, overstamped with the splats stamp from French Foliage and then spritzed with Always Artichoke ink.  Versamark was applied over the entire image and clear embossing powder applied and then heated.  This process is repeated at least 4 times until you have a nice glossy image.  The piece is then put in the freezer for about a minute, removed and then you can gently crack the image by bending it gently in various directions

Autumn Leaves
The background on this card was created using the mixture of Stamps in French Foliage and various ink colours until the desired effect was achieved.  The background was mounted on Cherry Cobbler and then always artichoke cardstock.  Victoria Crochet Trim was adhered to the left hand side and pulled in by tying Linen Thread around and secured with a double knot.  The Leaves were stamped on very vanilla and then cut out, aged by sponging with Soft Suede ink and adhered using Dimensionals. 

Resist Technique
This card features the resist technique.  The leaves were stamped with Versamark ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.  This was then overstamped by En Francais and Soft Suede ink.  The background was then sponged in various colours the achieve the desired effect.  The background was then mounted and Linen Thread was tied around the bottom.  The single leaf was created with the same technique, sponged and then cut out, a simple sentiment was added using the Tiny Tags stamps and punched out with the Jewellery Tag Punch.

What I like about this technique is that no two cards would ever be the same and it is only by experimenting that you can find out what works and what doesn't.

Thank You card

This card was made using a variety of the techniques featured above, the background was stamped in Soft Suede ink which had been stamped off the page first and then on the background.  This was then overstamped with the splats from French Foliage and sponged to achieve the desired effect.

I hope you like my latest creations and if you would like any further information or to purchase any of the products featured, please contact me at