The main image was stamped with Versafine and embossed with clear powder. I coloured it with Distress Inks and added some sparkle with clear sparkle pen.
The image was cut out using a die. Whilst the shape was still in the die I coloured it with gathered Twigs Distress Ink around the edges. I then removed the shape and added faux stitching around the edge.
I cut the background mat in brown card, layered everything up and glued to the card front, adding the ribbon strip.
Good afternoon. Today I am sharing a set of cards created with the new stencils from Chocolate Baroque. These are fairly quick makes.
I decided to try running the Russian Spires stencil through my die cut machine on the embossing setting to get added texture. I also brayered over the stencil with glycerine before embossing. This transferred to the card providing a medium on which to sprinkle embossing powders. I experimented and played with different colours, adding additional colouring with pens or pencils. I quite liked the distressed effect.
8 X 8 inch card blank (white stamping card), copy paper to make masks
Distress Inkpad (Tumbled Glass), Multi coloured dye based inkpad (blues & purples)
Glitter pens (Sakura Gel – blue, purple) and sparkle pens (Spectrum Noir – teal, clear)
Clouds stencil (Sheena Douglass)
How it was done:
I first stamped Katya 4 times onto the corners of the card, leaving ink off the bottom portion of the stamp. I chose Tumbled Glass Distress Ink to get a pale effect.
I cut a circle mask from copier paper. Covering the central section I then applied Distress Ink through the cloud stencil, lightly using a sponge. I coloured Katya’s headdress with glitter and sparkle pens using a water brush to get some shading.
I edged the card with Distress Ink and stamped the sentiment around the border.
Using the other part of my paper mask I covered the background leaving just the central opening to work though. I stamped and cut out the buildings from copier paper to make more masks. I first stamped the foreground image (using multi coloured ink), then covered it with the mask before stamping the next building behind. Finally I covered both foreground images and stamped the silhouette palace at the back.
I used the cloud stencil again to add detail to the sky area. I then coloured the images picking up ink from my mat with a water brush.
Finally I added a little spatter by picking up watered down ink and sparkle pen from my mat onto an old toothbrush.
Good morning. Here are another couple of quick and easy cards using the Orchard Design a Tree stamp set from Chocolate Baroque. These are great for batch making. The sentiment space could be left blank and stamped as needed for those emergency last minute cards that we often need. Make them in lots of different colours or try stamping on ready patterned paper.
I used ink spritzers with mica to create the backgrounds (these were left over offcuts from another project), trimmed and used a corner rounder punch to finish. Edged quickly with marker pen to frame.
I stamped the trees with Versamark and used a sparkly embossing powder (difficult to see in the photos). I used a Versamark embossing pen to anchor the trees and extend the scene with just a couple of quick drawn lines.
I made these for a couple of friends with special birthdays recently. I love the Couture die sets from Create & Craft – they mix & match so well.
Both cards were started off in the same way. I made a gatefold card base and glued the butterfly panel to the top edge. The metal effect was achieved by cutting out elements with black card and rubbing over with Pebeo Gilding Wax.
The background papers were created with ink sprays with sparkly mica (Lindy’s Stamp Gang).
I used a Tonic die set to create the inner sentiment panels.
Create & Craft Couture sets: Into The Woods, Enchanted Garden and Garden of Eden
Spectrum Noir water based sparkle pens (blue, purple, yellow)
Dies (circle and decorative lattice circle – Tonic)
Decorative embossing folder (Embossalicious) and sanding block
How to make it:
Emboss the blue card and lightly sand to enhance the texture. Glue to the card blank.
Stamp Katya 4 times onto stamping card using rainbow ink. Heat emboss with the clear powder. Dye inks dry quickly so you need to add the powder immediately after stamping. Cut out the headdress to create a mandala. Colour with glitter pens adding some shading by dragging colour with a water brush. Glue to the card front.
Cut the decorative circle from blue card and add additional colour with sparkle pens. Cut the plain circle from white card and stamp the sentiment. Edge with Distress ink and glue to the card with 3D foam.