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Very Vintage Carnation with Liane


Hello everyone, happy Monday. How are you all?

Wow! What a couple of busy weeks it's been with lots of lovely new goodies to play with. It's always so exciting when you all start to get your happy mail and we get to see what you talented Brushettes create.

So, this card came together by chance really, I was playing with a new die and wondering what to make for this week’s blog. I was just finishing up for the night and piled everything together and the vintage carnation landed on the top and there it was! Practically made itself - Hehe!


Right then you will need:

Thirsty Brush and co Vintage Carnation stamp and die set

Thirsty Brush and co Vintage peony stamp and die set (for the sentiment)

6 x 8 cream card blank

Cream card stock

Zig watercolour pens

Tim Holtz Intricate lace die

Versamark ink

Die cutting machine

Foam tape

Silicon glue

White embossing powder

Kraft card

Heat tool

Brushed corduroy Distress Oxide ink


1. Start off by die cutting the background and leaving a good sized edge.

2. On your card blank mat a piece of kraft card then layer the die cut piece on the front using foam tape.

3. Stamp and heat emboss the carnation onto a piece of cream card, colour in with your favourite colouring medium.

4. Die cut the carnation and using silicon glue, affix to the front of your card.

5. Stamp the sentiment, when using distress oxides to stamp with it's worth remembering they take a little longer to dry so be careful not to smudge them.

6. Die cut the sentiment and glue to the front of the card to finish.


I just wanted to share a little tip on how to line up your dies with your stamps. Stamp your chosen image, then on a scrap piece of card cut out the co-ordinating die. Use this piece of card to line up the edges then place the die in the recess tape in place and run through your die cutting machine. I have included some pictures for this technique.

Thank you for reading have a great week.

Liane x

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