Sunday, 6 April 2014

Turquoise Test

A flying visit to the Leigh Craft Show yesterday resulted in, amongst other things, some new cardstock by Limetree Crafts which is billed as good for stamping & Promarkers, so I decided to give it a try. A play with it last night resulted in the card above, which I'm entering into this week's challenge over at Less is More where it's a colour week and the theme is "A Touch of Turquoise" - although this is more than just a touch! The stamps are by Little Claire, the smaller one being another Leigh purchase to match the bigger stamp I've had for a while.

In case anyone's interested in what I thought of the card, this is the smoothest cardstock I've ever come across. I usually use 300gsm and thought that at 280gsm this might be too light for card bases but I was pleasantly surprised to find that it scores and folds well, making a sturdier card base than I expected. My first layer of Promarker colour seemed to be quite light and I discovered that's because there's a fair bit of bleed through to the reverse of the card, but there was no creep sideways over the stamped lines. Blending was extremely easy and I'm not particularly skilled with Promarkers! It's a pretty good white, too, although not quite as good as my previous favourite (Xerox Colotech Plus). You can see a bit more detail in the picture below.

 Stamps: Little Claire Flowerhead
Ink: Memento Teal Zeal
Promarkers: Tulip Yellow, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua


  1. Oh wow, Helen! That is stunning! I love it! I have the big flower and have only just seen the smaller version - a must have I think! I wonder how many of our stamps are the same... Have a wonderful Sunday x

  2. Gorgeous, love the flowers and your beautiful stamping and colouring, Jo x

  3. Gorgeous card and thanks for the card stock tip.
    Lynne xxx

  4. This is simply gorgeous Helen! Love the 'off the edge' look!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  5. Stunning card Helen and great new stash!
    Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More this week
    LIM Designer

  6. Beautiful - I love that color combo.

  7. So pretty & perfect masking. Hugs Bev x

  8. A great turquoise card - lovely flowers!

  9. Lovely card with beautiful flowers. x

  10. Stunning card Helen. I love the colour with the touch of yellow and the whole design is beautifully placed x

  11. Love the cluster of flowers in the corner - great colouring too!


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