Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Emboss resist beautiful day rainbow background card

This time I have done a simple idea for a card, and something you can use any floral outline stamp for.  I had seen a lot of really lovely floral background stamps, but didn't have any, I have patterns, stripes and flourish ones but no florals.  So I got thinking, why can't I use one of my outline flower stamps to give the same effect.  So I thought I would have a go, and used the Altenew Beautiful day stamp set.


It worked out well, I stamped the outline stamp all over a piece of Strathmore bristol card with versamark ink and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I made sure the flowers 'jigsawed' together and went in a variety of directions and also make sure I stamped some off the page.  

I then used some distress inks to water colour over the background to make the embossing stand out.  I did one card with blocks of the colours, and the second one I did each flower a different colour.

Next I made a couple of banners with the sentiment, mounted the trimmed down background onto a card base, and then put a few 'enamel dots' with Nuvo crystal drops in the gloss white and that was the card finished.  Easy!

Here is a video of making the cards

The supplies I used for this card was:
Altenew beautiful day stamp
Altenew birthday greetings stamp
Strathmore bristol smooth water color card
two card bases 5 X 7 inches
Versamark clear ink
Ranger white embossing powder
Heat tool
embossing buddy
Acrylic block
Distress inks in squeezed lemonade, salty ocean, picked raspberry, carved pumpkin, twisted citron, and wilted violet.
Ranger non stick mat
versafine onyx black ink
Ranger clear embossing powder
Scraps of pink and white card
Scotch foam tape
double sided tape
Nuvo crystal drops Gloss white

I hope this inspires you to have a look at your floral stamps and have a go at making a background with them.  

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Pastel Pearlescent water colour on Black card

This card is quite an easy card, I bought an inexpensive palette of watercolour  paints that are pearlescent/metallic to look at, from the craft section of a department store here.I thought I would give them a go to see how they performed, and thought they would look best on black card.  

So I made a card base and front panel in black card.  

On the front panel I stamped the Wplus9 A kind soul stamp in the top right hand corner and the bottom left hand corner.  I also stamped the sentiment while I was doing embossing

The paints were just like any other water colour palette, these were quite creamy, and covered the black card quite well. Some of the paler colours only looked silvery and didn't show their colour very well, but they probably would on white.  I did notice that the paint did cover over some of the embossed lines, where I thought it would have resisted, so I had to go back at the end and draw over some with a white gel pen to brighten them back up.  But overall I was quite pleased for something that only cost me $4.  

I cut the panel down by a 1/4 inch and mounted it onto black craft foam and then onto my card base and that was the card done.  Nothing fancy at all, but quite effective on the black.  

Here is a video on making the card

The materials I used were:
5 x 7 inch card base and panel
Wplus9 A kind soul stamp
Simon Says Stamp thoughtful messages stamp
Versamark Ink
Ranger white embossing powder
EK success embossing powder tool
Embossing buddy
Heat tool
Artwise pearlescent Water colour palette
Size 2 & 4 paint brushes
Black craft foam
Double sided adhesive sheets (Jac paper)