Wednesday 25 October 2023

New inkables Dragonfly card


Hi there! thought I would show you how I made this card.

I began by masking off the edges of a 6x6 card using stencil tape and blending Peacock Feathers distress oxide ink over it.

Next, I placed the brand new bubble stripes grande inkable over the panel and blended over some Lucky Clover distress oxide ink.
I removed the tape and splattered water over it, blotting away the excess after a short time.
Once it was dry, I stamped one of the freehand borders around the edge of the inked square.
I used versafine clair ink to stamp the sentiment, then set this aside.
On a piece of parchment paper, I stamped the dragonfly in versamark ink and sprinkled detail silver embossing powder over it. I then heated it using a heat tool.
I used the coordinating dies to cut out the dragonfly and attached it to the inky panel on the card using matte medium. 
Here is the finished card again. Leaving the ends of the wings without glue, means they flutter a little as you move the card. 
I used:
6x6 blank card
Inkables Grande - Bubble stripes
Distress oxide ink in Peacock Feathers and Lucky Clover
Versafine Clair ink in Black and Green
Parchment paper
Versamark ink

The new inkables Grande are really gorgeous designs. Perfect for larger journal pages as well as for card making. I can see I will use them a lot!  Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 18 October 2023

Cool Colours Journal page


Hi There! Here is a journal page I put together over the weekend. I thought you might like to see how it came together. 

I began by adding some blobs of Dylusions paints along the page edge and sprayed with water whilst the page was tilted to encourage it to run. 
Once this was dry I stamped bits of the script stamp in versafine clair blue belle ink over the page randomly. This is easier to do with the stamp off the acrylic block and a small area inked up. 
I sprayed a little salvaged patina distress oxide spray by the side of the paint, added a little water and let that run in the same way, blotting in a few places where it had pooled. This was left to dry
Next I took one of the tag inkables from set 4 and added grit paste through it over the painted area of the page.
Once this was dry I gently rubbed a little gilding wax over it. 
I stamped some freehand borders and journaling essentials  onto stamping tissue using the blue ink.
I stamped the words in black ink onto tissue too
Finally I added these elements to the page using matte medium.
Here is the page again.
I used:
Dina Wakeley 6x6 white journal
Dylusions paints in Blue lagoon, London blue, Periwinkle and Crushed grape
Distress Oxide spray in Salvaged Patina
Grit paste - there is a translucent and an opaque version. I used Translucent
Gilding wax
Versafine Clair inks in blue belle and black (nocturne)

I will be live at 8pm this evening over on the Bee Crafty Stamps Facebook page with more inspiration for our cool colours challenge.
Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 11 October 2023

Making Rainbows


Hi There! After seeing Alison's stunning clean and simple card on 1st October, I had in my mind that I would like to do something similar, but in reverse. I created this card at the weekend with that in mind. 

Here is a step by step to make it. 

I began by blending a rainbow of distress inks partially across the page using blending brushes.
Once this was dry, I wiped an antistatic pad across it and stamped and embossed the pointy leaves in white.
In the spaces in between, I stamped and embossed the rounded leaves in gold embossing powder.
using the small stamp that looks like a dandelion seed, I added more stamping around the edges in the same colour inks that I had used to blend the background. 
On a separate piece of white card I stamped the sentiment in black versafine clair and cut it out.  
I mounted the panel of card onto a 6x6" card blank and added the sentiment using foam pads. 
Here is the finished card again.
I used:
Distress inks in Lumberjack Plaid, Mustard Seed, Twisted Citron and Peacock Feathers
Versamark ink
Embossing powder in white and gold
foam pads 
Versafine Clair black ink
6x6 card blank
white card 5.5" square

Thanks for looking! 

Wednesday 4 October 2023

Ode to a tree


Hi There! With Autumn approaching fast, I thought I would get out the sycamore leaf easy frame and make an autumnal card this week. Here is how I did it.

I began by blending fossilized Amber and Crushed olive distress oxide inks through the outie of the inkable, onto a 5" square ivory card.
Next I added more leaves, offset form the first ones in Ripe Persimmon, crackling campfire and vintage photo distress oxide
I inked up the crackle stamp with tea dye distress ink and stamped it in patches over the inked background. I also sponged some around the edges of the card
Next, I randomly stamped one of the mandala stamps from set 1 over the background in Vintage photo Distress ink. 
On a scrap of ivory card I stamped the sentiment from Wordage Ticker Tape set 1 in Pinecone Versafine Clair ink and cut it out.
Using sticky pads and some matte medium I added the sentiment and some coordinating sequins to the leafy background. 
Here is the finished card again. 
I used:
5" square ivory card base
Distress oxide inks in Crushed olive, fossilized amber, Ripe Persimmon, Cracking Campfire and Vintage Photo
Distress inks in Vintage photo and Tea Dye
Sticky pads 
ivory card snippet

I'm dedicating this one to the wonderful Sycamore Gap tree that is sadly no more. I really hope it regrows or another solution is found. Thanks for looking!