Over the years my stamping style has changed or maybe I should say it has developed; when I first started cardmaking I did not really use stamps and if I did it was only a greeting. My cards were adorned with printed papers, chipboard or metal embellishments, paper flowers and ribbon. When I found Stampin’ Up! back in 2006 it was like a whole new world opened up to me! I was taken with all the coordinating products and colours, without even using the product I was ready to join. Ten years later I can see how much my style has changed, I had a very clean and simple style to start then my progressed into layer upon layer and even a little ribbon crazy for a few years but now I feel like I have blended both those styles together. Today, my cards still have layers with small details and not overly busy, well as busy as they were.
I am having a little flash back to older techniques as a result of Stampin’ Up! bring back the gloss cardstock, there are so many techniques that I have not used for years. In my last post, I spoke about my upcoming class on Faux Linen, I have gone a little crazy with this technique! And today’s card is showcasing Faux Linen. I have had a few emails from people wanting to know a little more, Splitcoast Stampers have a tutorial HERE to give you a basic understanding.
A look inside the card, I have stamped the Dragonfly on Very Vanilla card stock. The Dragonfly was gold embossed and watercoloured like the front of the card. If you are interested in making this card and a second card, I have this class on Tuesday 1st August at 7pm and Wednesday 2nd August at 10:30am. I am Western Sydney based.
Below is the listed items I have used, many stamp sets were used in the making of this card. The first three sets it is clear how they were used, Butterfly Basics the postage stamp was used and in Swirly Bird the ink splatter was used.