Wednesday, 29 May 2013
Hi all... I was feeling a little sorry for myself, so I decided to cheer myself up by making a bright happy card...
I've used just about every colouring type I have! The background splodges were made with Distress Stains, Memento inks for the stamping. The flowers were coloured using Dylusions ink spray, PanPastels and Spectrum noir pens. I used Dylusions stamps (how does your garden grow and doodle parts) and the butterfly from Studio 490 (make mine mini art) and then finished off with a mixture of bling!
Tuesday, 21 May 2013
Saturday, 18 May 2013
The card used for the background was 300 gsm linen finish. Brushed Pewter and Antique Bronze Distress Stains were used for the splats. The script used is from Inkylicious, stamped using Toffee Crunch Memento ink pad. The leaves are the same as ones I mentioned in the earlier card, printed on to paper already coloured with the Antique Bronze.
I brayered gold acrylic paint on to pre-embossed black card. The leaves were stamped onto acetate using StazOn jet black and two of the leaves from the Inkylicious stamp set, and then cut out. Another set of leaves were stamped on stock white card; these were decorated using building flakes. The acetate leaves were mounted on top of the guided leaves.
Having seen instructions yesterday on how to... I just couldn't help myself; four cards later! Lol...
Friday, 17 May 2013
I was sat playing with my inks and acetate again last night when it struck me that I could probably kill two birds with one stone...
I wanted to make clear hearts, quite a few of them too! I thought about stamping directly on to acetate but I quickly remembered that the ink doesn't dry fast and would require sealing. Rather than ditch my hair brained idea, I though I would tackle the problem from a different angle.
I used normal Distressed brick red ink and stamped the inside of a laminate pocket (the ink doesn't dry quickly so you have plenty of time). Once I had enough, I sprinkled my red glitter embossing powder on the stamped hearts. Took off the excess in the usual way, closed the pocket and put it through my laminator. My reasoning was the heat from the laminator would activate the embossing powder whilst creating lovely shiny hearts, and guess what? It worked! YAY... very little mess too!
I attached the hearts to my card and bingo, just what I was after with out too much fussing about!