Wednesday, 17 August 2016

New Zealand tour

Totally different colours for me again today,
 Aqua with Coconut White and Mocha Foundation card. 
I cut the Auckland die without the outer edge directly into the Aqua card which was cut from the Double Pierced Rectangle dies. Unfortunately these Rectangular dies are not the standard rectangular sizes that we are used to here in the UK, so when using them its necessary to make your own card blank rather than use a standard one. However, I love the way these dies take the hassle out of getting neat layers.

I wanted to give the Auckland die a little more impact and so cut the shape once more from Mocha card and placed it behind the Aqua layer, fractionally off centre, giving a shadow effect which really enhances the detail of the Auckland die. Continuing along the tour of New Zealand I have used the Hamilton die set as the centre piece and sentiment from Phill Martin's Blossom sentiments.

Finally, I am so pleased with the way these flowers turned out. There are some fantastic ready made flowers on the market to embellish your cards with but I find making the flowers not only very therapeutic but also the colour match is perfect as you can use exactly the same colour card.
So, I saw some flowers on Pinterest made by a very expensive company and I thought 'I can do those'. I have used both the open and complete Camellia petals dies plus Dandelion Clocks. Instead of placing the open petals directly on top of the complete petals, I have simply turned them a few degrees round and then put a Dandelion clock in the centre. Love the effect and will be doing this one again for sure.


  1. Another lovely card Maxine. The flowers are just perfect, I like how you have used the dandelion clocks in the center. You wouldn't know that they were done with the Camellia petals, they have a totally different look. The mocha looks nice with the aqua. I find it gives a softer look than always using black. Nicely done.

  2. Beautiful design, love the colours you used.

  3. One of my favorite colours and the flowers are devine.

  4. One of my favorite colours and the flowers are devine.


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