Good morning. Today I am sharing 3 quick makes using Seashell Collage stamps from Chocolate Baroque.
I must got down to the sea
A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner
These first two were stamped onto the same background paper created by randomly spritzing an A4 sheet with blue, red and gold mica sprays.
Seagulls in Italy
My third project was stamped onto a patterned paper from Crafty Individuals.
- Seashell Collage and Words of Inspiration stamp sets
- A4 sheet of thick cartridge or watercolour card, 11 X 14cm cream card blank, 15cm square card blank in cream and white, cream stamping card, Crafty Individuals 6X6 inch backing paper (Travels in Italy)
- Inkpads: Archival (Coffee), Versamark, Versafine (Onyx Black), Distress Ink (Antique Linen)
- Mr Huey’s Ink spritzers (blue/grey, red, gold with mica)
- Alcohol marker (black), fine tipped marker (brown, black)
- Polychromos pencils (brown, grey, white, black, red, orange)
- WOW embossing powder (Blueberry)
- Glossy Accents
- PVA pearls (gold)
- Die to fit sentiment panel (Heartfelt Creations Cut, Mat, Create set) or hand cut and use a corner rounder punch.
Step By Step – ‘I must go down to the sea’
- Trim the randomly spritzed sheet to fit the card front (11 X 14cm) leaving a small border.
- Stamp the gulls with Archival Coffee ink. Edge the topper and card with black pen and glue down.
- Stamp the sentiment onto cream card with Coffee ink. Edge with Distress ink and brush over with some of the spritzer ink. Cut out and edge with black ink. Draw faux stitching with fine pen. Stick down with 3D foam.
- Finish by adding Glossy Accents to the stamped image (this enhances it and makes it stand out from the background).
Step By Step – ‘A smooth sea never made a skilled mariner’
- Trim the randomly spritzed sheet to fit the card front (15cm square) leaving a small border.
- Stamp the boat, anchor and small sentiment with Archival Coffee ink. Stamp the inspirational sentiment with Versamark and heat emboss with the powder. Draw in sun rays, and extend the scene, and add faux stitching with fine tipped pen. Edge the topper and card with black pen and glue down.
- Finish by adding Glossy Accents to the stamped images, and PVA pearls.
Step By Step – ‘Seagulls in Italy’
- Trim the printed sheet slightly to fit the card front (15cm square) leaving a small border. Edge with black marker.
- Use Versafine ink and partial stamping to create the scene across the card by leaving ink off parts of the stamp e.g. omitting the seagulls from some of the posts. No complicated masks needed for this but clean the stamp well between stamping to avoid residual ghost images where you don’t want them. Use the fine tipped pen to hand draw missing sections from the top of the posts.
- Quickly colour the posts and gulls with pencils. No need for fancy colouring as the stamps already provide shading details.
- Stamp the sentiment and glue to the card front.
I hope that you like them. Anne x.
Ive had this set of stamps from when they were first released and have only used them once, this is brilliant I love all of these please, please please could you make a video of these to demonstrate how you made them????
Thank you for your lovely comment – so glad that I have inspired you. I have just got myself a new camera with capacity for filming tutorials – and I hope to start very soon. Just trying to get to grips with video editing software etc. I will put this on my list to demo as soon as I can x.
Brilliant Anne I fell over last month and broke my Canon camera so hubby has treated me to a Nikon CoolPix which Im trying to work out how to handle at present!! Love these new gadgets but Id only just got used to my Canon tee hee
It always takes a while to get used to new gadgets and software. It’s usually a case of finding time to play x.
Your sea theme cards are lovely. I like the clean simplicity of them, and the colours.
The third one reminds me of Venice which I visited a few years ago.
Thanks for the great inspiration.
Thank you Carole. I generally struggle with clean and simple so I am glad that they worked out. Anne x.
Reblogged this on Heatherwell Designs by Anne Waller and commented:
These quick and easy cards doubled up as TV shows samples for Lesley Wharton on The Craft Channel this week – using stamps from the Seashell Collage set.