Today I am sharing a card which I created from a project gone wrong. I know we all have those moments where we've put our heart and soul into a project and then a silly mishap ruins it.
For me, I was colouring this image which I had spent a long time stamping, It was a 5x7" background and I had coloured 99% of it and then picked up my Alcohol marker to colour the last bit and wasn't paying attention and ended up using the wrong colour. I was so annoyed and said a few choice words to myself.
I didn't want all my hard work to go to waste and the mistake was to big to cover with a sequin or butterfly so I decided to cut the image up and try something different.
I still bugs me that it wasn't what I wanted it to be but I think I made the best of the situation, what do you think? I think it's so easy to be self critical and negative and I'm trying a new approach this year, making the best of what you have at the end of the day it's just a piece of card......
Today I am showing you how to create depth and added interest in your cards using vellum.
I started by creating a background, I did this using water colour over a clear embossed background. Once dry I covered the image with some printer paper and dry ironed it to remove the embossing powder as I wanted a smooth mat finish. Now I wasn't overly happy with how vivid the colours were but hey Vellum to the rescue!
Next I wrapped the card in Ivory Vellum using extra strong tape to secure from the behind. I love how you see a muted image and instantly want to look deeper into the image.
Using some off cuts from my background I die cut the Happy sentiment and stamped birthday onto a strip of white card, I attached the die cut using glossy accents and the strip with strong double sided tape.
With the remainder of the off cuts I fussy cut some of the flowers and leaves and stuck these to the right hand side of the card. I love the colours and feel of this card.
Next I mounted the panel onto a 5x7" white card blank and added some Nuvo Jewel drops, They are transparent so work well to pick up on the colours in your project,
I am so happy with the soft muted look of this project, the detail in the flowers is amazing and just makes me want to smile.
Here's a list of products I used along with all the links you need to fins them;
Today I am sharing another card created after taking an Altenew Academy class. This card required me to make a stencil from Altenew dies to ink through and then I added a detailed stamp layer to highlight the flowers.
I started by making my stencil from 200gsm cardstock, the die cuts where more concentrated in the top of the stencil and then more spaced out the further towards the bottom you get so as to give the effect of falling flowers.
I then placed this over my card blank and used 4 shades of ink to create an ombre effect, darker at the top and lightest at the bottom, this also help create a soft floating feeling. Once the ink was dry I used some silver embossing powder and the detail layer of the flower stamps to add more dimension to the card.
I created a sentiment panel using a stamp from the Fresh Freesia stamp set. This was heat embossed in silver and an ombre effect added to tie everything in. I then wrapped some twine around the left hand side of the card placed the sentiment on to foam pads and scattered sequins to finish the look.
Using your dies to create a stencil is a great technique to try,, you can also use the same technique to create a die cut panel for the front of your card which you could either stamp through or place over patterned paper.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by, I hope you will come back again soon.
I'm sorry I've not posted sooner but I been busy with a million and one things (Dr's, School, Children and DIY to name a few) I did however manage to grab a few moments to make a little card.
I used some Pebeo high viscosity acrylic paints to take a print from the Gelli Plate, I choose a vivid green and pink, both of which are iridescent. Once dry I stamped my sentiment and image (Visible Image stamps) in Versamark ink and applied black embossing powder which I then heat set.
I opted for a simple black and white matting and layering combo to set off the imagery.
I hope you like it as much as I do, I thinking I might just pop this into a little frame and keep it close for all those times where life can get to busy and overwhelming and I need a reminder to "Just be happy"
I'll be back Wednesday with a sneak peak at a new design team project
Hi Guys, today I am sharing a card made with copper embossing powder. So this year Copper is going to be BIG in craft so I am told, I thought it would be good to use the copper as my glimmer of light in this card.
I created my background using the Gelli Plate and Pebeo paints. I then added my images and sentiments using the Glimmer of light stamp set from Visible Image. I used a Versafine pen to add detailing along the top and bottom of my card. I aslo glazed the light bulbs with Glossy Accents to add a glass effect.
Today I am sharing a card I created with the Gelli Plate from Gelli Arts and Stamps from Visible Image. I wanted to create a card with a soft dreamy background to reflect the sentiment.
I created the background with Pebeo Acrylic paints and a flower stencil on the Gelli Plate.
Once dry I stamped the sentiment from the No space for dreams in Versamark ink and added black embossing powder and heat set. I stamped the head image in a water based purple ink and then added some sequins and Jewel drop from Tonic studios Nuvo range.
I love the distressed feel of the background, I achieved this by taking 2 mono prints from the Gelli Plate, this was the second, therefor there wasn't so much paint left to lift from the surface, it's definitely a technique I will be using again.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today,
I will have another Gelli Plate and Visible Image card to share with you tomorrow;
Today I am sharing a card I created using my Gelli Plate and some Visible Image stamps. I wanted to make this card to both show that grunge stamps can create a feminine effect and to convey a poignant message.
There have been so many high profile deaths in the media in the last 12 months and several of us have also lost loved ones, at times like this I think we all need to be reminded to make the most of our lives and "Live like tomorrow doesn't exist".
I have used 2 colours of Pebeo high viscosity studio acrylics, Buff Titanium and Iridescent blue green. I love these paints as they are thick and creamy which is perfect for mono printing.
To create the brick wall I used a stencil and some scrunched up baking paper. I started by coating the Gelli plate with a layer of the Iridescent blue green using the brayer, then I placed my stencil on top. Using the baking paper I dabbed into the gaps to lift some of the paint away, I then removed the stencil and allowed this layer to dry.
Once it was dry enough I added a layer of the Buff Titanium, I then quickly put a piece of smooth white card on to the Gelli plate and rubbed over the surface to make sure I got a clean lift when I remove the card.
I stamped the text on to the off cuts from my background and cut them out and mounted the words on to some foam pads. I like to have a little dimension in my cards.
I added some clear embossing powder over the Ink splats to give shine and reflection. I then distressed the edges of the main brick panel and mounted it on to some vellum and attached it using mini brads. This was then placed on to a white 6x6" card blank.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit my blog, I'll be back soon with another crafty post.