Wednesday, 20 January 2016
Keeping it simple...
I promised that this card, from my stamp release in December, Would have it's day on the blog and I thought today would be perfect. The reason is that I am busy preparing for the launch of the stamps to die for one day special on Hochanda which starts tomorrow night at 8 PM.
I will be sharing samples, demos and techniques using some of my favourite Sue Wilson dies and stamps to die for. The launch is at 8 PM tomorrow night (Thursday) and continues throughout Friday.
Back to today and although this is a simple card I do feel that the rainbow of colours is really effective. I started by stamping the happy birthday tag from my pierced tag sentiments clear stamp set in black archival ink onto Coconut White foundation card. I then cut these out by hand around the stamped image, as you can see from the picture the stamp has shading dots all-around which add interest to the tag as well as giving them an antique look. With the right shade of colour cloud these could be made to look old and distressed!
I then selected a rainbow of six colours of colour cloud blending Ink and gently shaded each of the tags, concentrating on getting a darker shade around each edge, fading to pale in the middle around the happy birthday. I punched a hole in each tag and arranged them in the following order along a piece of thing double sided satin ribbon in black, lilac whisper, clear the fresh grass, Lemon Moran, Baked Peach, and crimson kiss. I added to these to a piece of white card edged in black and taped the ends of the ribbon to each side.
Back tomorrow with a sneak peak of the shows.
Card Size: A5 (UK Size 14.5 x 21cm)
Colours: Coconut White, Black Foundation card
Stamps: JL Pierced tags
Cosmic Shimmer: Colour Cloud Blending ink- Crimson Kiss, Baked Peach, Lemon meringue, fresh grass, clear day, lilac whisper.