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Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Technique Tuesday # 19 Watercolouring


Recently I bought a palette of 6 Gansai Tambi watercolours called 'Starry Colours'

These are all iridescent gold toned colours and I thought it might be fun to colour a card with them using all 6 shades.

So first I stamped the MFT Etched Flower background stamp with Versamark ink on some watercolour paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Then I set to with my watercolours, I did use all 6 colours, some more sparingly than others.

Once it was fully dry I gave it a light rub over with some absorbent paper to make the white pop and then cut the frame shape around the edge and cut out the word love with a die. I cut 4 more words in some white cardstock and set everything aside.

I stamped the Happy Anniversary sentiment with Versamark on some lustre gold card and heat embossed with white detail embossing powder.

Then I made a US A2 size horizontal top folding card base in smooth white cardstock and started to build my card.

I glued the central piece in the middle of my card and then popped up the frame around the edge with some foam tape.
I glued all the layers of my word together, finishing with the stamped and watercoloured layer on the top. I then glued these stacked letters back into my background in the spaces cut out by the die (do make sure you keep any little pieces like the space in the centre of the O when you die cut the word, as you will need to glue those back in to make your card seamless).

I cut my sentiment out and popped that up on my card with some foam tape underneath my camouflaged word die.

I finished off with a few gold and clear sequins.

I used the following items on my card:

Smooth White Cardstock
Hot Pressed Watercolour Cardstock
Versamark Ink
Detail White Embossing Powder
MFT Etched Flower Background Stamp
Gansai Tambi Starry Nights Palette
MFT Pierced Rectangle Frames
MFT Happy Greetings Die Set
MFT Essential Sentiments Stamp Set
Gold Lustre Card Stock
Champagne Sequin Mix

Monday, 22 May 2017

CASE a card Monday - Unforgettable


My CASEd card today takes it's inspiration from one by Francine Villeume, who was my Saturday Spotlight post. You can find that post here if you missed it.

Not sure how to CASE a card?

Well here are some suggestions:

Just match the color combo.
Change the theme/sentiment.
Flip it horizontally.
Match how they used an embellishment.
Try the technique they taught.
Use their card as a “sketch” to start with.

So what I did for my card was, I used the basic layout , and techniques.

The differences?

Obviously the stamp used is a different one, the colour combination is different, I added a couple of layers to my base card because I'm not a whizz at the single (or mostly single), layer cards like Francine is, I used larger water droplets and small flicks of white acrylic paint on my ink blended background, and more enamel dots, arranged differently.

I've included a picture of Francine's card at the end of my post, so you can see the differences and the similarities.

Items Used:
MFT Smooth White Cardstock
Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock
Strathmore Bristol Smooth Cardstock
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens - Light Violet, Violet
Adorable Elephants Stamp Set
MFT Adorable Elephants Die-namics
MFT Blueprints 20
MFT Cozy & Calm Chevron 6 x 6 Paper Pad
MFT Razzle Berry Premium Dye Ink
MFT Grape Jelly Premium Dye Ink
MFT Plaid Patterns 6 x 6 Paper Pad
Enamel Dots from stash

This is Francine's original card

Card by Francine ( card, cards, karte, carte, carterie, cardmaking, cardmaker,  crafts, papercrafts, handmade, diy, stamping, #1001cartes, mftstamps, #mftstamps, birdie brown:

That's it from me today, but join me tomorrow for another technique Tuesday.

Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, 21 May 2017

Rainbow Giraffe Shaker Card


It's a shaker card from me today, a bit of a fun one. This card was totally inspired by 2 things. The first was seeing Sandy Allnock colour a giraffe with rainbow spots and that made me think of the 'Taste the Rainbow' Skittles advert where the giraffe is eating the rainbow and being milked for Skittles lol.

First I stamped one of the giraffes from the Giraffing me Crazy stamp set from MFT stamps, coloured him with my Zig Markers and cut him out with the coordinating die.

Then I used the Irregular Circles stencil from Simon Says Stamp, to make a spotty background in a rainbow of colours. I used the medium size pierced rectangle frame die to cut this out and kept both the frame and the piece in the middle.

I made a top folding vertical card base from Razzle Berry card stock, and adhered a piece of Smooth White cardstock on top, cut with a stitched rectangle frame from Blueprints 20.

I built my shaker frame with an acetate window and foam tape walls, and the filled with a rainbow of sequins, using the stenciled piece that I'd saved as the back wall.

I adhered this to my card base and then popped my giraffe up on top with a little foam tape. I cut the 3 clouds from the Seaside Seagulls Die-namics and used a blending tool and some Tumbled Glass distress ink to shade the edges.Finally I stamped the What's Up sentiment from the giraffe set onto the biggest cloud and arranged them all on my card so the giraffe looks like his head is in the clouds.

I hope you like my card for today, I really am going to find it hard to give this one away lol!

Thanks for dropping by!