Hello all you crafty peeps. I hope you have all had a fantastic week. Today is the start of a new challenge over at That's Crafty. The theme for this fortnight is Just Cards. Isn't that a great challenge? As long as it's a card then all is good. So come on and get out your stamps, inks, embossing mediums and anything else you want to use and make a card. Here is my DT inspiration and you can see it HERE along with all the other fab cards from the rest of the design team.
Here's what I used...
Lost Coast Designs Stamp Set...Fish and Heart.
Darkroom Door Stamp...Camera.
Katzelkraft stamp...Chien Booly - SOLO082
PaperArtsy Stamp Set...Eclectica EEG21.
PaperArtsy Stamp Set...Eclectica EEG15.
Stampers Anonymous Stamp Set...Ponderings.
Stampers Anonymous Stamp Set...Fairytale Frenzy.
Patti Tolley Parrish Stencil...Ebony & Ivory.
Distress Oxide Inks...Salty Ocean, Iced Spruce and Cracked Pistachio.
Distress Ink...Seedless Preserves.
Archival Ink...Jet Black.
Stampin Up Ink...Black.
Here's what I did...
I began by blending the distress inks onto the card until happy with the look. Take the Istencil and spritze with water. Make sure the edges of the stencil are wiped dry before laying the stencil down onto the card. Lay down the stencil and at the same time dab with a paper towel to take up the excess water. Remove stencil and blast with a heat tool. You will now have the stencil pattern on the card in a bleached out type look. Now take the Patti Tolley stencil and lay onto the card and blend over with the seedless preserves distress ink. Take the large swirl from the Lost Coast stamp set and stamp onto the card in the top right and bottom left of the card using the black stampin up ink. I like to use this ink as I personally find that it gives a good strong image when stamping onto distress oxide ink. Take the swirl from the PaperArtsy stamp set and stamp with iced spruce distress oxide ink at the top of the card. Take the small lines element from the PaperArtsy stamp set and stamp randomly down both sides of the card with the Salty Ocean distress oxide ink. Stamp the numbers element from the Stampers Anonymous stamp set using the stampin up black ink along the bottom of the card and also the verse in the top left of the card.
Using a spare piece of smooth white card, stamp the Camera in black versafine ink using a stamping platform so that you can repeat stamp to build up the colour, and also have it wet enough to hold the embossing powder, heat the powder until melted. This gives the camera a better look with added texture. Cut this out and run around the edge with a black marker so that there are no white edges. Now stamp the katzelkraft stamp onto smooth white card using black versafine ink and colour with the pencils, or any colouring medium of your choice. Go around the edges once again with a black marker. Glue the stamped images onto the card. Print out the wording on the P-Touch and stick this to a piece of card. I did this rather than stick it straight down as I wanted a little depth to it. Glue this into place on the card.
Take the white signo pen and add highlights to the dogs face and hat.
Take the black posca pen the doodle two lines around the edges of the card and then create little squares. Fill in alternate squares using the white signo pen. Take the black posca pen and draw around the wording to make it pop from the card. Mount the card onto matching blue card and then mount onto your card base.
I hope you like it and it would be really great to see some great ideas from you all too. Have a go and join in the fun. Don't forget you could be in with a chance of winning a £20 gift voucher to spend at That's Crafty. You can check out the blog challenge rules HERE.
Thank you for dropping by. Have a fantastic weekend and hope to see you again soon.
Much love, Bev. xxx