Monday, January 31, 2011

Fresh Cuts

Every now and then I like to pull out a stamp set that I haven't played with for a while and breathe some fresh life into it. That's just what I did here, with "Fresh Cuts" a set that I had used to death for a while, and then left neglected on my shelf. I had fun watercolouring the delicate blooms, and bringing them to life. It's a nice soft colour combination too - Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke and Sahara Sand. I think I'll pull out some more neglected sets and try something new with them!

TIP: I used the Colour Spritzer tool and a Perfect Plum marker to add some texture to the background. It's a quick way to fill a space that feels too 'empty'.

Materials (all Stampin' Up!)
stamps: Fresh Buts, Bella Toile
ink:Black Stazon, Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke,Sahara Sand
card:Perfect Plum, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Sahara Sand
other: Ovals Die, Paper Piercer, Color Spritzer, Blender pen, sponge daubers


  1. This is lovely. I must admit I have hardly used that set and it's a beautiful example of looking at it in a new light.

  2. Yay Marelle Taylor updated your blog! LOVE this card and the colours.

    Ten xxx.

  3. Kathryn Brennan31/1/11 12:19 pm

    That's pretty

  4. Gorgeous card Marelle, lovely colours

  5. Just beautiful Marelle. Glad that you're back into blogging again :)

  6. Love this card! I've been guilty of neglecting this stamp set - feeling inspired now!

  7. Very pretty, Marelle - I need to dust this set off as well! I like the watercolouring on the image, I hadn't thought to do that.

  8. Very nice. It's fun playing with stamp sets we've overlooked for a while. I must pull mine out and have a play soon.


  9. Beautiful, Marelle. Those colours look great together.



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