Monday, August 20, 2012

Joanna Sheen Nature Lace samples

 I really enjoyed the TV shows Joanna did yesterday and her demos were fab! 
Here are the sample cards I made for her using my latest designs.

This card is 8 x 8".  First I stamped a scene using all the stamps.. masking as I went. Then I die cut it with 2 sizes of die creating both a frame and a topper from the same piece.  I used the topper frame on the front to surround a vellum window  with the sentiments from a Jane Shasky stamp.  The butterflies are stamped on vellum embossed with white and coloured blue from behind with a promarker pen.  The butterfly on the inside with the topper is stamped in black and cut out.

 For the topper, I drew round a circle lightly with pencil to use as a guide to stamp the honesty, I turned the paper as I went keeping the rubber in the same direction as I stamped, when the ink was dry I rubbed out the pencil lines. I used Forest moss distress ink.  I added the pearly look with a glue pen and pearl foil.. I love it because it makes them look like the real pearly honesty seed heads.! I added a tiny bit of  mica powder aswell because I sometimes find that even though I have added foil, it still feels a bit the mica powder eliminates that and looks gorgeous at the same time.
In the background I stamped the Dandilion head randomly and embossed with white powder, then inked with green. The sentiment is a printout.  The butterfly was stamped with black, lightly coloured with ivory and again I added some pearl foil...(probably because I am totally addicted to using foils LOL)..

To create window I masked an oval and the cross then stamped various foliage stamps, leaving the look of a window.  Stamped Jug in blue and coloured with ivory lightly. I stamped the honesty direct to paper (masking the jug).. and also stamped some onto other card to cut out the heads.  I added glue pen and pearl foil and arranged the extra heads with the rest. I used the Lace corner from the Live each moment Lace Stamps sheet to create the table lace.

Most of this topper is stamped on one layer and all with Walnut stain distress ink.   First I stamped the Jug, masked it, then stamped the first leaves, leaving the jug masked and masking the leaves, I stamped more leaves, I stamped the leaves 3 times masking as I went.  The leaves that over hang the jug were stamped on other card and cut out to add on.  To create the table, I left the mask on the jug and then used post it notes to mask the area behind the jug, leaving the table area to stamp.  I used the stem of the dandilion head to create the lines then used a piece of cut and dry foam to shade the area making it more shaded around the base of the jug (which is still masked).. then once all the mask layers are peeled away, you have a pretty little topper.  I stamped and added the Roses from the Girly Things stamp sheet   because they are the exact right size for this. The wooden hanger at the top of the card is a disposable stirrer  availble from most coffee shops LOL..

 Two embossing folders with whitewash co-ordination card were used to create the background.  The topper is just the dandilion head stamped and embossed with white powder and then inked, the sentiment is from the Take one step Lace stamp sheet

Thank you for visiting my blog today.. I'll be back again tomorrow with the wedding card samples shown on TV.


  1. WOW! These are truly stunning, thank you for sharing your ideas.

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