Sunday, 12 July 2015

Moroccan Inspired Cards

I bought the Sizzix Peacock* and Moroccan Flowers stamps + die sets recently and I love them. LOVE THEM! I also bought several of the Moroccan label dies. Although I really like them, I found myself struggling to come up with a decent layout, but thankfully I got there in the end.


First off I embossed a piece of red mirror card with my Xcut Moroccan Flower Tiles folder.  Then I cut a label with the Sizzix Tangier die and stuck that on top of the mirror card.  (I like the way the red shows through the decorative elements of the label.)  Then using one of the stamps fron the Peacock set I stamped and embossed the detail in red before cutting out the shape with the corresponding die.  The sentiment is attached to the centre of the label using foam pads.


The second card used another stamp from the Peacock collection.  I stamped a repeating pattern on the blank card using white ink then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then used my inks to create the warm orange/yellow/red background.  To bring out the embossed detail I buffed those areas with a dry baby wipe, which removed any ink from the top.

The die cut was done with the Sizzix Arabesque Flower die using red mirror card again.  I used the same stamp/die/sentiment combi as before, but this time I embossed in gold. Again I used foam pads to adhere the sentiment.

I love how these cards turned out.  Both quite simple but really striking.  And so my love affair with the Sizzix Moroccan Collection dies & stamps goes on.

I'm entering the following challenges:
CAS-ual Fridays - Embossing
CAS on Sunday - #62 Embossing
Daring Cardmakers - No Black, No Neutrals
CAsology - Repeat

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11 comments:

  1. Great cards. That red metal look really has something special. Thanks for playing along with the Daring Cardmakers this week!

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  2. Thanks Svenja. I really like the mirror card too.

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  3. These are two great cards and really fit Svenja's challenge well!
    Thanks for joining in with The Daring Cardmakers this week

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    1. Thanks Kathy. They certainly can't be described as neutral!

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  4. Wow, that mirror card makes such a statement - adds a touch of regal to these lovely cards! A great take on the repeat cue with those gorgeous Moroccan patterns! Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

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    1. Thanks Hazel. I do like how the red mirror card lifts everything.

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  5. Stunning cards! I love the colours and the dies and folders you used. Thank you for joining us at CAS on Sunday. Luv, Wilma

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    1. Thanks Wilma. I am so in love with these dies and stamps. They are really pretty.

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  6. wow! this is beautiful! I love the stark red against the embossed background - gorgeous!

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  7. Oh wow, that red embossing is SO dramatic! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  8. Very colourful. Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! Rebecca x

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