Monday, 29 January 2018

Blog Extra: Lesley Mackenzie

Good Morning!
We loved the bright and cheerful card Lesley made using the free stamp that came with the February issue of Craft Stamper. It was featured on page 63, did you see it?
Lesley very kindly made two more cards, to create a wonderful series. We'd love to share those cards with you today! I hope you love them as much as we do :)




Floral Posy By Lesley Mackenzie


This is a striking, contemporary, 3D card suitable for any occasion. It is simple to create while
 delivering the ‘wow’ factor. 
 

MATERIALS LIST

Craft Stamper February Free Flower Stamp by Artistic Stamper

Other materials...

6” x 6” white square card
2 x A4 150g white card stock
Black and Yellow twine
Black stick on gems
Deco Art Media sprays in: Primary Magenta, Purple, Rouge, Orange, Yellow Green,     
                   Turquoise
Black Archival Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Silicone Gel


INSTRUCTIONS:
Spray the A4 card stock with the inks, using the warm colours on one sheet for the flowers
and the greens on the other for leaves. Stamp and emboss both coloured sheets with the
flower stamp. Cut them out. To create the leaves, cut out the flower petals separately.

Cut the black twine into strands and tie together using the yellow twine, arrange into a 
bouquet of stems and glue to the 6” x 6” card. It helps to hold the twine in place until the glue
grabs!

Adhere the flower heads using silicone gel. Add a black gem to the centre of each flower
 head.

It’s as simple as that, have fun, play with the layouts to create your own work of art. 






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Florals and Stripes By Lesley Mackenzie 






MATERIALS LIST
Craft Stamper February Free Flower Stamp by The Artistic Stamper

Other materials...

6” x 6” white square card
1 x A4 150g white card stock
Black Ribbon
Deco Art Media sprays in: Primary Magenta, Purple, Rouge, Orange,
Black Archival Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
Silicone Gel
Black Fine Liner pen
Stick on Pearls

 
Instructions:
Spray A4 card stock to create a colourful background for the flowers. Patches of overlapping
colours will give variation in the flower heads. Stamp and emboss half the sheet with the
flower stamp. Cut them out. With the remainder of the sheet cut random width strips to layer 
onto the 6” x 6” card.

Arrange the flower heads on the outer edge of the 6” x 6” card front, and adhere with silicone 
gel to give dimension. Place a pearl embellishment in the centre of the flower. Buttons also 
make effective flower centres!

Glue down the vertical strips of the sprayed paper onto the card. Randomly doodle lines in 
black pen between the stripes.

Tape a strip of black ribbon on the opposite edge of the card tied in a bow or knot, and add a 
sentiment of your choice.




Thank you so much Lesley!
We hope the Fabulous February Flower will adorn many more cards and projects!

Don't forget to check back tomorrow, we'll be sharing some sneek peeks of our March issue, due to hit the shops this coming Friday!

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