Thursday 24 April 2014

Spring Colours

The theme for the Lavinia Stamps Challenge this month is 'Spring Colours', which has proved to be more of a challenge than I first thought!  I abandoned my first idea of an Easter gift bag as, after several attempts, I couldn't get the effect I wanted.  So I thought I'd use the lovely Lavinia unicorn stamp and make a card.  Originally I stamped the tree trunks in black, but it didn't look right for a Spring theme.  My next plan was to stamp the trunks in brown,  blow the dust of my embossing powders and add a white, embossed unicorn.  However, the brown tree trunk behind the unicorn left an pale brown stripe through the white unicorn!  Eventually, with my third attempt, this is what I came up with.
I used a tiny leaf stamp which came with a Lavinia "Fairy Door" stamp and added punched flowers and a die cut grass border.  The bonus of this challenge is that I'd forgotten how much fun heat embossing is, so I think I'll be using my heat gun much more in the near future!

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  1. Fabby card!! Many thanks for joining the Lavinia Stamps challenge and good luck!!! Melissa (DT)

  2. What a pretty creation Liz and great use of your Dies and Punches for our theme, thanks so much for sharing your lovely with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x (My Grand Calibur candy is still running here)

  3. Gorgeous!!! Really gorgeous!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Crafting Challenges !

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