Thursday, 2 June 2016
More samples form my new stamp release today and another sample made for the Hochanda shows earlier in the week however this didn't make it to the show. For some reason this went missing over the weekend so I want able to show it (if you caught the shows you may remember me telling Leonie about this card!)
Today's card is made using the Nasturtium elements clear stamp set and is relatively simple to make.
I stared by drawing round the inside of die number 3 in the double pierced background rectangles deduced by Sue Wilson for Creative Expressions. Next I took the largest stamp in the set and stamped this over one corner making sure that the edges of the leaves and flowers were stamped over the edge lines. Next I rotated the piece of foundation card and stamps the same image over the opposite corner. I then stamped the sentiment, form the same set, in the centre.
Next I cut out the flowers and leaves that hung over the edge of the drawn line then slid the die in over the card making sure the sections that hung over slipped through to the front of the die ( this is so much easier to show than explain!) I then cut the die which gave the pierced rectangle but dissent cut the overhang that you pop through to the other dies of the die. I will try to demo this again as soon as I can or shoot a video on this. I then coloured the image using my Alcohol markers using different shades and leaving some white areas to make the flowers look more realistic. I ran a light grey around the edge to give a drop shadow and make the stamped image look like it is coming off the page.
For the background I wet one half of a piece of watercolour card leaving half completely dry. I then added Purple Violet pixie powder over the wet section and allowed it to soak the colour in where it was wet. Where the paper is dry the pixie powder doesn't stick or spears leaving an ombre effect where the colour finished and goes to white. To make this more obvious I added the powder at the bottom edge which means that the colour weakens as it reached the border between wet and dry card.
Hopefully I will find this card somewhere in my stash or craft cave, if not I may have to try to recreate it!