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Monday, 12 June 2017

For you............Sister

Good morning!

I am joining in with the fun at the Allsorts challenge today "use 2 or more dies" and the Stamping Sensations challenge of "use your favourite stamp".

Well, there was no shadow of a doubt which stamp I was going to choose as my favourite - The face from the Stampers Anonymous Classic Favourites!  I've used this face time after time and it lends itself to a huge array of backgrounds and colour schemes so here we are with another version of it!

A couple of weeks ago I also purchased the Memoirs Of A Lady stamp from Inkylicious as it is a reversal of this one from Stampers Anonymous with a collage background so here we are with both of them reflecting off of each other - perfect!

I have taken a photograph of the "ingredients" for you:

The Stampers Anonymous set, a new die set that I won in a competition recently and the Inkylicious Memoirs Of A Lady stamp.

So back to the project at hand!  Started with a distress ink background and stamped the Memoirs stamp on the right hand side, this gave me an idea of where to place that lovely large face on the left. Memoirs is stamped with Archival Watering Can (I needed it to be "quiet enough" to sit in the background and the large face is stamped with Archival black.

The flowers are from a set by Hobby Art and I masked the large face with paper and stamped the flower around the face again with Watering Can ink and then stamped the flower again twice on a further piece of card stock, coloured with distress inks and set aside for now.

I used the flower to stamp the flower on the right and then turned it around and stamped again to form a whole flower before I stamped a slightly different flower in back over the top and coloured again with distress inks.

The two bands across this piece are from the Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix set - On the Edge that I won in a recent competition.  The bottom band is actually the waste part of it! - I coloured with distress ink and stamped the flowers on there too.  The top band I have cut twice so that both sides are deckled - coloured in the same distress inks and stamped "For You......Sister" - I thought this card would be perfect for my husbands sisters' birthday that is coming up in July.

Attached the die edges and then the cut out flowers over the top with 3D glue gel.

Mat and layered in matching colours, a nude pink and brown.

I loved making this card with my favourite stamp (I do have so many favourites really but this one just out shines all the rest!).

I hope you enjoyed your visit today,
Thanks for stopping by,
Leanne xxx

I would like to enter this in to the Allsorts Challenge - "2 or more dies":-

Stamping Sensations - "Use your favourite stamp":-


  1. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts xxxxx

  2. Great stamping and inking Leanne and the carefully inked background is perfect. That focal face is one I have been intending to buy for so long but never quite got round to it, perhaps today is the day.

    Many thanks for joining us at Allsorts and Stamping Sensations challenges.

  3. The thing that I love about your cards Leanne is that they're never predictable. One day we might get grungy and the next something as delicate and pretty as this one. It's so beautifully feminine and your stamping as always is superb. Crafty hugs, Sandra x

  4. Hi Leanne, this is a wonderful card, super designed. Great stamps you used.
    Big Greetings Carola

    1. Thank you Carola, your kind comments are greatly appreciated. I'm so happy that you are continuing to follow me xxxxx

  5. What a gorgeous design! I love love this! Hugs, Autumn

  6. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x