Friday, 12 February 2016

Grasses in a Vase Card

Hello. Before I talk cards I'd just like to thank Jayne for her comment on my craft room clear-out on my last post. I was curious about the book she mentioned, so I looked it up on Amazon (I think it's the one by Marie Kondo) and ended up buying it (Kindle edition obviously as I don't want to add to my clutter!). I've already read the first couple of chapters and she talks a lot of sense. Hopefully by the time I've read the whole book I'l be raring to go.

When we moved here were thought it would be the usual 2 year posting but 7 years later we're still here! This means we've missed out on 3 moving clear-outs. I now know that our moving date will be around May 2017 so I'm starting to think about how much stuff we've accumulated here. This year I want to go through every drawer and cupboard and my craft room clear-out is just the start of that.

 

Anyway, back to cards. I thought I'd blog this one today. It uses the same stencil as my last card but has a very different look - this time I used copper embossing powder for the frame. I hope you can see it but it's a nightmare to photograph.


I didn't want to get any stray Versamark ink through the oval centre so I taped it in place. I could then press the pad through the stencil without having to be careful.


Once I had the copper frame done I started work on the central panel, inking in the vase and oval....


............before adding the grasses.


I just wanted three of this one so I masked off one before I inked it again. Don't forget to remove the tape before you stamp!!!!!!!! 


To finish it off I stamped and embossed part of one of the other grass stamps on the vase.

Stamps and Stencils Used
Vase


Thanks for reading. I'll be back on Sunday with a special post. 

Lynne
x




16 comments:

  1. Beautiful Lynne inspired idea to emboss the frame.
    I do not envy your clear out..when we had to vacate our house for renovations the other it was a nightmare. ..we had been here for over 25 years so you can imagine! Wishing you luck with your declutter

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    1. Thanks Linda. I dread to think what my house would look like if I hadn't moved for that long. Moving is a great incentive for a clear-out. x

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  2. Beautiful Lynne inspired idea to emboss the frame.
    I do not envy your clear out..when we had to vacate our house for renovations the other it was a nightmare. ..we had been here for over 25 years so you can imagine! Wishing you luck with your declutter

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  3. Wonderful Lynne. I love the embossed frame. I have a lot of army wives as friends as I worked at Leconfield barracks for a long time, and they all said that the thing about moving is you don't accumulate a lot of stuff. It probably isn't as bad as you think once you get started.
    Hugs
    Amanda. Xx

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    1. Thanks Amanda. I think I went to visit Hubby at Leconfield when he was on a course once. As with so many other things, I think I am the exception to that rule. :) x

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  4. I love the embossed frame and the stamped vase Lynne. Can't offer any good advice about decluttering as my Mum and Nan kept everything "just in case" and now I've inherited some of it and can't bring myself to get rid of it xx

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    1. Hugs Julie. My Mum and Nan are/were the complete opposite to me. Nan got rid of anything she didn't use and Mum is getting more and more like her. Maybe there is hope for me yet. x

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  5. I know how you feel Lynne. I travelled the world with my husband and we moved on average every 2 years, no time for collecting unwanted items. When he was away a few years ago and I was in the UK, I went through every room, drawer and box! Not much left I was ruthless, but if something has not been used for 2 years do you really need it?? Went through my craft room two weeks ago and got rid of things that have been hiding in drawers for 8-10 years.

    Love the card, must try your technique. xx

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    1. Thanks Jane. I hope I can do it too. x

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  6. what a different look with same stencil. fab, hugs xx

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    1. Thanks Theresa. Hugs to you too. x

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  7. Another fab card. I nearly mentioned that book to you too. I've just bought it but still reading and not put it into practice yet. The folding sounds a bit intensive!

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    1. Thanks Linby. I'm half way through it now and boring everyone with my new found knowledge. x

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  8. Hello Lynne. just wanted to say what fabulous DT samples. I love every one of them. I love the embossing on this one. Good luck with the clear out xxxxxx

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