Friday, March 21

Sweetpeas

Just a quick card share from me today.  I made this using my Sweetpeas image coloured with distress markers on watercolour paper.  I layered it up with pretty purples and some striped patterned paper then added an organza bow.
 

15 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

hI Beccy love this so beautiful in colour and design.xx

cardchick's world said...

Beautifully done!! in design and coloring...

Barbara said...

Beccy, your card is gorgeous and your sweet pea is beautifully colored. This image is on my wish list for sure. Love it and beautifully designed I might add.

Viv's Visuals said...

This is so beautiful Beccy. x

Lesley Thomas said...

I love your sweet pea spray, but could only find it with a banner right across it, which put me off. Sorry, I'd have bought it if it had looked like yours.

Teresa said...

So pretty!

Georgei said...

wow so very pretty
like very much the die and the image
so very beautiful
thank for showing

Linda W. said...

Wow Beccy - I'm enamored!!! I have 2 questions to ask of an expert - YOU! - how do you get such perfect die cuts with the fancy dies and how did you do the distress markers on watercolor? Anything special to do there???? Beautiful work!

Viv said...

Another fabulous card Beccy, love the colour and your Sweetpeas image is so beautiful , I loved colouring mine :) Viv xx

Beccy said...

Hi Lesley,
There are two Sweetpeas images - the one you're looking for is here: http://www.beccysplace.com/sweetpeas
Cheers,
Beccy

Sandra H said...

Sooo pretty is your card Beccy

Anonymous said...

Beccy I love this card. I love the colors and the fancy die cuts. Beautiful

Nancy said...

Beautiful, love the frame too :)

Scrapcat 1 said...

ooh this is so so pretty xx

Beccy said...

Hi Linda,
Thank you for the lovely comments, you're very kind.
As for your questions...
To get the best results from your dies, make sure you are using the correct plates in the correct order through your machine. There are lots of different models on the market, so do check specifically for the one you use. If you're having trouble with the actual cut, it helps to send the die through once, then rotate it 90 degrees and send it again. Sometimes you need to add a little shim (an extra piece of paper or card) to get enough pressure to cut cleanly.
If you're having trouble getting the card to release from the die, try putting a piece of waxed lunch wrap paper between your cardstock and the die. The wax paper will help it release easier.

Distress markers are water based inks that are designed to blend and bleed in a similar way to water colour paints. You simply stamp or print your image on watercolour paper and then add your colour on top. If you're printing with an ink jet printed you will get bleeding of the image because the ink is water based. I suggest you either print with a laser jet or rubber stamp and emboss the image first.

I hope that helps!
Cheers,
Beccy