Strawberry Moon – Spring

Hello again,

With the ongoing lockdown situation it has been hard for independent creators to deal with shipping. To overcome this Sue Taylor of Strawberry Moon kindly organised a FREE download of her Spring collection.

This is a bright vibrant set of images which remind me of Romany caravans and canal barges. Once I printed the designs onto some creme coloured card stock, I got busy creating….

The background papers are mainly floral but the beauty of a download is that you can size them to suit your purpose. I used my own circular cutting dies and mustard yellow cardstock. The matching sentiments and quotes can either be a focal point on your card or a stylish finishing touch.

The designs are clear and crisp and a little reminiscent of Orla Kieley’s work. You can make very clean and simple cards like the little dove in the right hand corner below. Alternatively, upsize the flowers, cut them out and decorate the outside of an embroidery frame with a quote inside.

It is a really pretty, stylish set of designs. I am sure if you emailed Sue Taylor at Strawberry Moon she could send you a link to the download

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Until next time

Elisabeth xx

Majestic, Jewelled Butterflies

Hello again,

Every now and then craft products come along that really allow your creativity to soar. This was the case with a set of butterfly stamps that have recently been launched by Lisa Horton Crafts. They were designed by Anne Ruffles who is a Certified Zentangle Teacher.

I made dozens of samples for the launch of this range of stamps however today I would like to guide you in the direction of my YouTube Channel because I spent hours creating a series of four videos with step by step tutorials for these cards

There are three sets of stamps within the range. I wouldn’t be able to tell you my favourite so here are the links to them all at Lisa Horton Crafts

Here are the links to each of my videos. You can watch them in order. Alternatively pick the techniques that you would like to work on.

In Part 1 of my Rainbow Butterflies collection I will show you how to stamp an image, to create a simple and effective card, using the set of butterfly stamps.

In this video I will show you how to: – adapt your stamped image by colouring with pencils and or pens. – dry emboss using a stencil – stencil a background – explain about how to break your card design into thirds and where to place the different elements on your card

In this video I will show you how to: – adapt your stamped image using patterned paper and pens. – stencil through a mask to create a shaped image – colour with everyday pens – explain about how to embellish your card

In this video I will show you how to: – create 3 different backgrounds for your butterfly cards – explain how to create an easy stamped image – explain how to create a halo effect – explain how to use a stencil as a mask to stamp through

So there you have it a wide range of cards using various techniques.

If you need further help or inspiration then join our Facebook Group Crafting with Lisa Horton :

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Or read the Blog by Lisa Horton Crafts Design Team

Happy crafting – stay safe – and keep well

Elisabeth xx