Monday 25 July 2016

Paper cutting ...

A quick post to share a card that I made yesterday afternoon.  The inspiration for this card came from a beautiful card that my son sent me for my birthday yesterday - I'll include a photograph of the card for you to see.

This is my take on the card

I started by stamping the flowers and leaves which I then water coloured using distress inks. Then the fun began - using a craft knife I carefully remove the white spaces between the blooms and leaves, leaving them attached to the main part of the card by creating a square around the image.  I added a pierced border and pierced detail in two corners.  Stamped the sentiment and that was that.

This is the card from my son:

The whole of the image on the front has been cut out - far more detail than I could manage but hopefully it shows where I was coming from!!

I used:

STAMPlorations - Floral Bliss
UNIKO - Natural Treasures I
Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry and Twisted Citron.

I'm going to enter the following challenges:

STAMPlorations July CAS

Penny Black and More July Challenge - Anything Goes with a stamp.



  1. Beautiful card ....fabulous in fact and a lot of precise cutting. Happy Birthday for yesterday...hope it was a good one and yours sons card i to add to the treasure collection!

  2. Whoa! Both cards are impressive! Hats off to your son for creating an awesome card that obviously called for a lot of patience and shows lots of love for his mum! Love your CAS take on his card -- beautiful piercing and coloring :o) Happy belated birthday!! Hope you had a wonderful day!! Hugs!

  3. What fabulous inspiration you had. Gorgeous card with some intricate cutting out, thank you so much for sharing this magnificent card x

  4. Hello,
    I watched all of your blog and I am impressed! Beautiful cards. I found the whole enormity of wonderful inspiration !!! Of course I Join your fans watching your beautiful blog.

  5. Wow. I am totally going to steal that technique! Love the card you made, just beautiful. Your son has obviously inherited your good taste! Cara x

    This is radiantly stunning! Simple, chic, elegant! Your son definitely knows how to give cards, too!

  7. Aaaah gorgeous and my favourite colour too, Luv Sam x

  8. Ohhhhhh gosh!! This is soo soo beautifully done...great amount of patience! Both your cards are awesome..Can see the amount of OOOOO's in Becca's ! :) Thank u so much for playing with us at STAMPlorations this month! Do join us again! :)
    Suchi-DT xx

  9. Wow!!! This card is amazing! And you are so patient to cut out all the flowers! And your son's card is excellent! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge. - Sweet Kobylkin


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