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Monday, 20 May 2019

Stenciled background card

 Todays card is using a new stencil I have just purchased, one of the Altenew stencils called sunburst.

I started by doing the stenciling on a card panel that was just a bit bigger than my card base and used a make-up brush to have a go at the ink blending to see how different they are compared to the mini ink blending tools and sponges.

I used 3 distress ink colours, spun sugar, squeezed lemonade and tumbled glass and did a blend of the 3 colours from the centre of the stencil out.  The stencil was slightly smaller than the cards I make, so I blended some of the tumbled glass at the bottom also where my sentiment will go.  

I then stamped two of the flowers and one of the leaves from the Wallpaper Art stamp set, these are really big stamps and the way they have been designed they are not too daunting to colour.  I used my Zigs, which start off looking great when you first colour using them, but have been finding within a few weeks some of the shading has faded terribly, so I am not very please with how they have been lately.  I think I might go back to using copics a bit more.  

I fussy cut the flowers and leaves out, and then got onto making my sentiment, which was using the Simon Says stamp Wishing and Sending stamp set.  I have both the dies for this set, so I cut out the 'sending' with some blue card that matched the blending, and then stamped a strip with the secondary sentiment onto white card and put a heart outline each side of it, then cut out banner ends to the strip.  

Putting the card together, I stuck the top of the stencil to my card base, flipped it over and trimmed it to the card base, then stuck the rest of the front panel down.  I mounted the flowers and leaves with foam tape, and also my sentiment strip.  The sentiment die cut I mounted 3 of them on top of each other to give it a bit more dimension, then stuck that onto the card above the sentiment strip with glue. I coloured the two hearts with some sparkle gelly roll pen.  That completes the card.  

The makeup brush turned out to be good with the stencil, and the great thing about them is that I didn't have to clean the brush in between, so that is always a bonus. I however found it was taking too long to do the bottom blending where the sentiment was to go, so I reverted back to the mini distress tool to do this.  It could have been that my ink pads weren't very 'juicy', I think it is time to get some reinkers!

I hope you liked this card, I have a video of making the card here.

If you would prefer to see the video in HD then click here to go through to my You Tube channel.  

The materials I used for making this card are:

White card base (5" x 7") a card panel slightly bigger than the card base
Scrap blue and white card
Altenew Sunburst Stencil
Altenew Wallpaper art stamp
Simon Says stamp Wishing and Sending stamp and die set
Tim Holtz distress inks, Spun sugar, squeezed lemonade, tumbled glass
Mini blending tool and sponges
Make-up brush
Cutter bee scissors
Painters tape
Zig clean color real brush markers:  028 pale pink, 026 light pink, 021 Light Carmine, 022 Carmine, 095 Dark grey, 041 light green, 045 Pale green
Versamark ink
Ranger gold embossing powder
Heat tool
Powder tool
Metal ruler
craft knife
Jewel picker
Nuvo deluxe adhesive
Gelly Roll starburst pen
double sided tape
scotch foam tape


Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Vintage Blue rose Card

This card I got inspiration from photos of Vintage blue wallpapers and fabrics, and thought when I saw the dainty bouquets stamp set it would be perfect for that.

I used a linen card but the reverse flatter side to do this card, because when I was stamping it, the slight pattern of the paper made the stamping look like it was on fabric, quite a cool effect.

I stamped the 3 layers of the rose stamp grouping using the blues from the cube set that has Caribbean Sky, Russian Blue and Sapphire.

The design of the stamp allows you to almost interlock the 'bouquets' into each other so that you get an all over pattern, quite a clever design, and this isn't always easy to achieve with some shaped stamps.  

Once I had done the stamping all over the card panel, I made a simple sentiment using a strip of Vellum.

I folded it over the left side of my front panel, and stuck that edge down along the fold line of my card base, and then turned the card over, and trimmed the rest of the card panel down to fit the card base. 

Once I had got it trimmed, I went back and folded the other edge of the vellum strip behind the card panel and then it was stuck down on the card base. 

Finally I put some sparkling clear sequins beside and above the sentiment, made a paper insert for the card, and that was it finished.

Here is a video of making the card. If you would prefer to watch it in full HD, then go to my You Tube channel here.

The materials I used to make the card are:
Altenew Dainty Bouquet stamp
Altenew crisp ink cubes; Caribbean Sky, Russian Blue & Sapphire
Card base 5" x 7" and a card panel a little bigger with Linen card
Mother's day sentiment 
(Time for Tea stamp from Australian Simply Cards & Papercraft 159)
Versafine Onyx black ink
Ranger Clear embossing powder
Double sided tape
Strip of Vellum
Nuvo delux adhesive
Pretty Pink Posh sparkling clear sequins 4mm & 6mm
Jewel picker
Metal ruler
Craft knife
Sheet of pale blue paper