Stamp the images with Versamark and heat emboss with Mica Boss powder. Take care not to overheat as it melts very quickly. The embossed image remains sticky allowing you to apply gilding flakes, transfer foils or mica powders etc. I used mixed coloured gilding flakes for these.
You could take them a step further by colouring with water based media – the embossed areas will resist the colour.
Good morning. Today I am sharing another quick and easy card. I used a gorgeous stamp from the Wild Meadow set and Mackintosh Sentiments. I stamped the images onto an ink spritzed background and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
Spritz the background and dry fully. Tip: I tend to prepare large sheets of background papers in advance and then cut them down as I need. Great to use if you need something done in a hurry, or for batch making sets.
Stamp the flower and sentiment with Versamark and heat emboss with white powder. Tip: to prevent the powder sticking where you don’t want it (especially if your card is still a little damp), dust the surface with a little talc.
Edge with alcohol marker to frame and glue to the card blank. Finish with PVA pearls.
Good morning. Today I am sharing my contribution to the Colour Challenge this month. I am just loving these colours. Did you catch any of the shows recently on The Craft Channel where Lesley demonstrated the use of Angelina fibres? The butterfly stamps are just perfect for this technique.
I coloured a decorative card blank and tag with spray inks and made the floral embellishment from the waste pieces. I used stamps from Just Butterflies, Butterfly Blush and Mackintosh Sentiments stamp sets. The sparkling 3D butterfly was created by inking the stamp with black ink, overlaying with Angelina fibres and baking parchment, then ironing briefly on a hot setting. Note: Lesley recommends Black Archival Ink (Ranger). Mine did not work too well. However, I did manage to rescue it using a fine tipped alcohol ink pen to redraw my rather faint image.
I used a die cut scalloped circle (dark blue), ribbon, faux gems and glitter glue to finish.
Decorative card blank, watercolour card tag, dark blue card
Spray inks (light and dark blue, lime and yellow)
Dye based inkpads (dark blue and black) – important: see note above
Glitter pens (green and blue)
Angelina fibre (Mint)
Baking parchment and iron
Organza ribbon and faux gems (blue)
Alcohol marker (dark blue) and fine tipped marker (black)
Glitter glue (light blue)
Scalloped circle die (Tonic)
High tac acrylic glue and 3D glue gel
How to make it:
Spritz the tag with light and dark blue inks. Stamp the sentiment with dark blue ink. Edge the tag with alcohol marker to frame.
Spritz the card blank with green, light blue and yellow inks. Note: I thought that the waste elements would make lovely petals. I left them in place while spritzing then used them to make a 3D flower. Alternatively you could spritz a ready-made paper flower to match.
Stamp the butterflies and sentiment with blue ink. Colour with glitter pens.
Ink up the large butterfly with black ink and overlay with Angelina fibres. Cover with baking parchment and iron on a hot setting without steam for a few seconds. If using the recommended Archival Ink you should see the image appear through the parchment – it will then be ready. Peel away from the parchment and trim out the butterfly. I made a bit of a mess of mine! I used Memento ink and it left a fairly feint image. To rescue it I used a fine tipped black marker to go back over the image and make it more visible. I made 2 butterflies to layer up.
Add a dark blue scalloped circle behind the decorative card front, add a ribbon and bow, glue everything together and finish with glitter glue.
Good evening my crafting friends. I am running a little late today with showing my projects for the special Anniversary Chocolate Baroque Challenge 25. The theme is chocolate – yum! Check out the blog for more fabulous inspiration from my Teamies, and there is an extra special prize this month too.
I have created 2 projects for you with the theme of Mint Chocolate. I hope that you like them. The first is an 8X8 twisted easel card where I have made a faux chocolate bar to create the stopper. I also used one of the lovely free digital papers from Challenge 19. The second is a quicker project using the same colour scheme.
Mint Chocolate Easel Card
Card front with decoupage elements.
Faux chocolate bar created using waste die cuts from a window die – they made lovely chocolate squares.
Sweetie wrapper tied into a bow and gold foil waste from the top of a bottle of wine
How to make it:
Diagonally score the front of the card from bottom left to top right and fold to the inside to create the easel.
Cut an 8X8 inch panel from the hammered card and colour the edge with mint alcohol pen. Colour the inside panel of the card to match.
Trim 2 sheets of the digital paper to slightly under 8X8 inches. Stamp the rose image with Distress ink onto the right hand top corner. I used a damp brush to drag out some of the ink and add shading to the ‘inner’ sheet. Ink the edges with Distress Ink.
Glue the digital papers to the hammered card panel and inside the card. See the picture to see how to orientate the paper. Draw faux stitching around the edges to frame.
Cut a piece of thick card the same width but slightly longer than the printed ‘chocolat’ panel. Stick gold paper over the ends to imitate gold foil of a chocolate bar. Wrap with the paper, add a little ink to the edges and glue to the card front.
Cut the decorative heart in brown card. Edge with faux stitching. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark and heat emboss with gold powder. Glue on the sweetie bow and add to the card front with 3D glue gel.
Cut some small squares from brown card to imitate chocolate squares. I used waste pieces from a window die. Cut some thick card to create the faux chocolate bar stopper. Glue on the chocolate pieces. Wrap with the digital paper and the ends with the foil, creating a torn opening revealing the ‘chocolate’.
Stamp the rose onto stamping card with Archival ink three times. Cut out one full images and then elements to decoupage up. Colour with alcohol pens. Shape slightly and glue to the card with 3D glue gel.
Apply some glitter glue to a palette or craft mat and thin slightly with water. Paint onto the rose image.
Glue the topper panel to the bottom right hand side card front triangle to create the twisted easel. Glue down the faux chocolate bar to create the stopper. Finish with PVA pearls.
Here is a quicker project using the same Mint Chocolate colours:
Stamp the rose with Archival Ink and colour with alcohol markers. Trim to approx. 10.5 X 14cm. Blend Distress Ink around the edges and then rough up and distress using the edge of your scissors, and glue to card front.
Trim the patterned paper slightly to fit the card front and leave a small border. Edge with dark blue pen to frame.
Stamp the sentiment with Versamark and emboss with the blue powder. Mask the lettering with a scrap of paper (to cover) and stamp the flowers. Emboss by sprinkling with blue and yellow powders. Note: keep the excess powder in a separate pot – it makes a nice mix for vintage projects.
Here are some small cards and notelets that are really quick and easy to make. These were created for Chocolate Baroque – we were given the proviso that they should be possible to make in under 15 minutes. Eeeek – not an easy one for me as I like to stamp, layer, cut out and embellish. It took me a while to come up with these but I loved having a production line of quick and easy projects. I now have some lovely cards and notelets ready in my stash for sending out to my friends when I need something in a hurry.
Do take a look at the other projects from my fabulous Teamies on the Design Team Blog.
The gorgeous stamps from Chocolate Baroque are so versatile and can be used in so many different ways, from complex mixed media pieces to really quick and simple cards. This month we have been asked to create some quick projects which take under 15 minutes to make.
Here are some quick scene projects for you using the Tall Trees stamp set. This set is on a special offer at the moment.
Do have a look at the Chocolate Baroque Blog to see some more quick and easy projects from my lovely Teamies this week.
Glitter glues (turquoise and purple) and PVA pearls (turquoise)
Watercolour brush and spritzer bottle
The cards and tag were stamped using Distress Inks. To create the quick scene on the white card I stamped the tree three times without re-inking the stamp. On the purple card and tag I lightly spritzed the paper with water and used a brush to drag out and spread the ink and gift a softer diffuse effect. I used the purple marker to outline the card, tag and topper – just to give it a frame. They were finished with the stamped sentiment, glitter glues and PVA pearls. Really quick and easy.