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Monday, December 1, 2014

Lavinia Challenge 12-Flowers on Acetate and Glossy Paper

Hello Dear Stamper and Crafter Friends: [on this post I will cover 3 different subjects...]

Let's start with Lavinia's Challenge...and the cards for this post!
On this second of the month (UK time) I am here once more bringing you some inspiration using Lavinia Stamps...as part of my contributions as a DT of Lavinia's Stamps.
The challenge for this month #12 and last one for this year!
is to use some flowers..

I used 2 flowers from the NEW collection and I showcased them with 2 fun stamping techniques.

The first card uses the "Fairy Pods" stamps. The flowers were stamped on acetate paper and glitter.

lavinia pod flowers acetate with glitter front card vertical

Follow the steps for this awesome technique;

step 1; stamp on acetate the flowers with black "Stazon".
I curved the pods to make this arrangement.

lavinia pod flowers acetate with glitter and stazon

step 2: take another piece of acetate to use as a palette...

Note: this will be not discarded...I will use this palette in another card (not shown here) but know that this ink and acetate paper will be used in another card, so do not throw it...

(left) on this acetate sheet place 3 drops of "diamond glaze" and 3 drops of ink each one with a different color (archival ink: Wendy Vecchi), mix glaze with ink
on the reverse side color the flowers with a brush, clean it with water between colors

lavinia pod flowers acetate with inks

step 3; add more diamond glaze around the flowers, sprinkle glitter

lavinia pod flowers acetate with glitter

this is how it looks when dry...

step 4; let it dry and place on card, add some die cuts from "Memory Box" - ribbons and sentiment from "Penny Black"
This card can be used vertically (top photo) or in a horizontal way (below)

lavinia pod flowers on acetate with glitter horizontal

For the 2nd card:
I used the "Floral Spray" stamp and "mica gloss - from Judikins" (which is a highly pigmented and Pearlescent metallic ink) on black glossy paper (technique explained in a future post) to create this incredible shiny background

lavinia flower with mica gloss front

and used the same flower with white embossing powder on acetate for the front

lavinia flower with mica gloss background

add some die cuts;
these were taken from the "merry Christmas tidings"  die from Memory Box
side  view

lavinia flower with mica gloss side view

To enter  Lavinia's challenge, you need to use at least one Lavinia stamp and posted it at  Lavinia's Challenge blog for the chance to win a £40.00 to spend at Lavinia's Online store....

Good Luck!
and if you need some inspiration look at the gorgeous creations done by the whole team!

I have an exceptional request to make:  
a friend of mine Claudine with "Les CREAS de Claudine"  is requesting people to send to her very ill son - Anthony - some Christmas cards...
Apparently he loves the USA and would love to receive a special note from here (from any place too, of course)...
Claudine's original post is in French, as she lives in France (but you can translate it with "Google Translate") but  she and her son would love to receive a special note for this Christmas to cheer him up a bit and make him smile. His last stay at the hospital did not go so well and he is in need to some support...so if you are interested in sending him a card contact me and I will give you her address...thanks in advance!

And third... 
a fun announcement: 

come again later on the day, 
(Dec. 2nd) for a second post !!!...

I will be participating in a SPECIAL
 Memory Box and Poppystamps 
"Blog Hop" 
for the chance to WIN some DIES!!!

many things to share at the same :)
1- participate in Lavinia's Challenge
2- send a thoughtful card to our friend in need
3- come back later in the day for MB &PPS "Blog Hop", and leave me a comment on THAT post for the chance to win a die!

see you later...
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Lavinia's stamps: Floral sprayFairy Pods;


  1. WAUW hun I just love these cards here. Such a beautiful and fun technique, that is definitely worth trying. I love glitter and this looks sooo amazing and beautiful.
    Can´t wait to see what new dies, you´ll reveale here later today, but I will get back then, that´s for sure.

  2. Stunning cards and a fabulous technique
    Thankful the tutorial


  3. These are both absolutely stunning using this beautiful technique, love the sparkle..thanks for the super tutorial, Carole Z X

  4. When I grow up I want to stamp like you! Your cards are gorgeous!
    Antonella :-)

  5. Two astounding creations Bibiana, so unique, just love them both xx Zoe xx

  6. These look amazing Bibiana ! x

  7. Another couple of outstanding beautiful cards.
    Love 'em
    E xx

  8. Lovely cards - love the pop of red on one and the deep blue on the 2nd.

  9. Gorgeous cards Bibiana both of them. I love them Fairy Pods, how pretty and the technique you used is awesome and looks so elegant.

  10. such pretty cards...thanks for sharing that wonderful technique!

  11. Hello, Bibliana! I love your cards! Such beautiful stamps and techniques! I especially love the blue one - the acetate looks amazing! Hope all is well with you!

  12. Wonderful wonderful is all I can say. You are so talented.

  13. Beautiful. I had never thought to put the diamond dust around the flower I have just used it on the image. Makes a great effect

  14. Magnifique technique pour une carte extraordinaire ! Oui, je veux bien envoyer une carte au garçon de Claudine! J'ai vu son blog et en même temps une photo de fiston.
    On va lui envoyer du positif ! Oh que oui!

  15. OMG!!! I love your cards!! They are a beauty!! Thank you to show us the technique ! un abrazo!! :)

  16. super ces 2 cartes! bises

  17. Super stuff as always Bibiana, great techniques too, I bought some Christmas memory box dies for my cards this year, hugs xxx


Thanks so much for visiting my blog!...AND Thank you for taking the time to comment on my post today...It keeps me motivated!
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THANKS again, Bibiana