You’re The Best – New Release – Polka Dot Orchard

Hello and welcome. I’m so happy as Scotland is opening its shops today as lockdown is easing further. I’m glad as I can now meet friends and family now, even go out for a coffee. Very excited.

I’ve got a quick card to show you so let’s jump right in.

I printed the digital floral stamp and chose the sentiment I think of you often for my card and printed them both of onto same card. I used Papermill Direct Smooth White 300gsm cardstock.

Coloured in the floral image with Arteza Brush Pens in

  • Elephant Gray
  • Apricot
  • Honey
  • Cantaloupe
  • Lemon Yellow
  • Forest Green
  • Pine Green
  • Shamrock Green
  • Pale Green
First layer of colour going on.

I done 2 layers of colour to really make the flowers and colours stand out. Then I created a border of 4.5cm and masked off that line with masking tape so I could create a black background using Noir from Arteza Brush Pens.

Next I made another line of 6mm and covered in glue from a Glue Pen then poured Nuvo Pure Sheen Glitter in Glitter Rose Gold over it, tapped off the excess and let it dry. Adhered to card base and my card is completed.

The black background really makes the card ‘POP’

I hope you like my card and it inspires you to get creative and inky.

Stay safe 🌈 and keep well 🌼 🌸

Kirsty – Facebook – Lilac Dreams Studio

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New Release – Spooky goings on over at Polka Dot Orchard – Halloween Season

Hi friends, It’s Halloween and Fall New Release from Polka Dot Orchard and today I am showcasing 2 Halloween cards from 3 sets. These sets reminded me of Eerie Halloween movies so I wanted to eminate that on my cards.

For my first card I used the top two sets, I set up my scene on my photo editor and printed onto Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Card and coloured in the scene with my Arteza Brush Markers. Next, I got out some tracing paper and traced along the scene then cut out. This is to create a mask so I can ink blend the night scene sky. I used my Stick It Repositionable Tape to adhere my mask down.

Next I got my Distress Inks and Blender Brushes out, I used Chipped Sapphire, Peacock Feathers, Ripe Persimmon and Mustard Seed. I blended the inks until I was happy with my scene and let it dry.

Then I took a small amount (less than a pea size) of White Gouache and mixed with same small amount of water. I took my size 6 brush and created splatters as I wanted bright white to imitate stars.

I layered my card front onto orange and black card then adhered to my card base.

For my next card I used the set ‘scare in the air’. I used all the same distress inks except Chipped Sapphire.

I used Promarkers to colour my scene however for the bats and the dead tree I used watermark ink pen so I could emboss with Primary Ebony Black WOW embossing Powder, the crosses I used Primary Chartreuse Regular. To create my stars I used my white POSCA Pen as I didn’t have my skyline quite as dark for this card.

Layered my card front onto orange and black card then adhered to my card base.

I hope you like my eerie Halloween cards, remember to pop over to Polka Dot Orchard and grab some of the new sets while they are half price. That’s me for today, I have another Halloween card to make then onto Fall cards 🍁

Stay safe my friends

Kirsty 🌸

Polka Dot Orchard and Angie Blom Instagram Hop

Hi friends, did you know that Polka Dot Orchard & Angie Blom Digital Designs are doing a Collaboration Hop showcasing their new releases over on Instagram. Why not hop on over to IG and join in the fun with a chance to win and check out their fantastic sales.

It runs from 21-28 August 2020

My first card for the IG Hop is using Remember Me from Polka Dot Orchard. I printed her off on Kraft Card and coloured in the suitcase with coloured pencils. I used Spellbinders Borderabilities Die to create my border. Cut my patterned paper down to size and attached double sided tape. I added some neutral coloured twine and adhered to Kraft card base. Added some 3D enamel effects from Dovecraft to complete my card.

My next card from Polka Dot Orchard using Better Late Than Never illustrated by the talented Washi Horse Designs, printed off onto Neenah Classic Crest Card and coloured in with my promarkers. Used a fun stencil with Versamark watermark ink and Wow Embossing Powder in Avocado. Adhered to green card stock then onto white card base and that completed my card.

For this slimline card I used Sunshine In My Life Girl by Angie Blom. I printed her off onto Neenah Classic Crest Card and coloured with my Promarkers. Next I used my craft blade and cut her diagonally. I used frame die from Mama Elephant ‘Slim City Film’ Die set. Used a floral embossing folder from Sizzix onto yellow card stock and matted altogether. Adhered to card base and finished with sequins.

For my last card from Angie Blom I used Better In Boots I loved all the sentiments in that set and wanted to use them all on the same card. Printed off onto Kraft Card and coloured in with my Arteza Real Brush Pens. Card was diecut using a frame from Card Making Magic by Christina Griffiths 5”x7” card and box set. Finished card using white Posca Pen.

I hope you like my cards and they give you some inspiration. Don’t forget to check out the IG Hop and there is 8 new releases between Polka Dot Orchard and Angie Blom Digital Designs. Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Crafting

Kirsty 🌸