Saturday, 13 September 2014

They're not just for Christmas...

... the Lin Brown new Limited Edition paints, that is.... I've been inspired by Wanda Hentges 's Christmas cards using Lin's new stamps and paints to make a couple of birthday cards that I need for this week coming...

I love Lin's new paint colours, so used the same three that Wanda did, and followed her method to make my background on a piece of Paperartsy Smoothy paper - Plum, Wintergreen and Hint of Mint (lush, all of them!)
 
 I was going to make two cards using a 6 inch square card blank as my base, so cut two squares that measured 5 and a half inches square, which left some handy offcuts, as we'll see!
 For the first card, I used the large flower from JoFY14 and the grass from JoFY25, the words are from JoFY26, stamped onto some of the offcuts.  I coloured the flowers with Inktense pencils and edged all the edges with a black chisel-nibbed pen.
I used foam pads to mount the words on the card before fixing the whole square to my card blank with double sided tape.










on the second square, I stamped the delicate script background from ESN11 in Library Green archival ink, before adding another scraping of Hint of Mint to knock it back into the background.
 the flowers on this one, come from JoFY10 and the butterfly - also on a piece of the leftover background - from JoFY9. I spritzed the cut out butterfly with Prima Colour Bloom Glistening Waves to add some shimmer
and words from JoFY11.

Entering the Paperartsy September challenge (inspired by Wanda) here

21 comments:

Wanda Hentges said...

Love, love, love them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jojo79 said...

Fantastic cards Helen.

PaperArtsy Rubber Stamps said...

Ohhh they look great Helen.

margaret said...

They are great Helen, lovely idea!!!

snazzyoriginal said...

Lovely cards, such pretty colours xx

Kirsten Alicia Sheridan said...

They are gorgeous.

Jane Castle said...

2 really lovely cards Helen x

Lin said...

Lovely cards Helen and yes those colours are lush lol!!

massofhair said...

Two very very pretty cards:-) xxx

Sue said...

Helen these are gorgeous, and like you say these colours aren't just for Christmas (though I am going to try them on Christmas cards next lol) xx

Etsuko Noguchi said...

There are very lovely cards. xx

Lucy Edmondson said...

Absolutely lovely, Helen, this works so well! I've just been having a go at Wanda's background too, great technique!

Lucy x

sam21ski said...

Great how you've turned them into birthday cards instead. I want to have a play at this one too, but still waiting for my paints to arrive :o( xxx

craftytrog said...

Love these two beauties Helen! xxx

Virginia said...

Gorgeous as always!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Fabulous - love them! Chrisx

Susan Carol said...

Really gorgeous cards - LOVE them. Doing a backround like this has been on my to do list since I saw Wanda do it.

margaret said...

Lovely cards Helen, margaret

Julie Ann Lee said...

Two really lovely cards, Helen! Aren't these colours great? They'd cheer anybody up on their birthday, they are so beautiful and full of life! Love the backgrounds. xx

Craftyfield said...

Lovely cards, must remember to try out this technique at some point!

Trish said...

Wonderful cards - I MUST get Lin's new paints!