Tuesday, 24 April 2012
Path To Your Door
Today I am sharing one of the cards I made a few days ago!
Its another stamped effort – I still don't feel ready to tackle the colouring so I look for alternate ways around things and this card shows what I found this time!!
I used a scallop edged 6x6 card blank and as I had a panel of black – white – black – patterned paper with ribbon panel left over from a previous card I decided to make use of it!
So I added the panel to the top left of my card blank to start with.
I chose a lovely stamp that had text as well as a scene on it – its called Path To Your Door and is made by Designs by Tabbykat – at just £6 for this stamps plus a separate cottage stamps, 2 flowers and 7 different sentiments what a bargain!
So I stamped the full design direct to a piece of smooth white card, trimmed it close to the edge all round then spritzed with a Cosmic Shimmer spray bottle that I put a small amount of a light bronze mica powder then added water – shook really well and sprayed all over. I used my heat gun to dry the card – if it starts to curl just flip the card over and run the heat gun over it until it returns almost back to flat!
Although it looked ok I wasn't totally happy with it – so used a cosmic shimmer brush to take a tiny dab of mica powder – I used a pale pink for the top flower, lilac for the other flower, a green for the shrubbery and a reddy brown colour to dab the cottage....I was amazed at the difference those tiny amounts of colour actually made to that panel!
As some of you will know, mica powder is lovely – but tends to rub away unless it is sealed – to seal you can used a clear ink pad and then colour with the micas the heat to seal – or the quick and easy way – which I used – was to spray the cheapest Hair Spray – I got a 300ml Asda Smart Price Hairspray for just 37p – I placed my stamped panel on my glue tray – sprayed the hairspray in the air and let it land on my panel – hey presto – its sealed!!! And doesn't smell too bad either!
I matted the stamped panel onto a panel of black card then used large sticky pads to attach this to the card – overlapping the panel I first put on my card.
I rummaged through my sentiment stamps and came across one that seemed appropriate – Treasure every moment.... so stamped with black memento and matted onto black card. This was put onto doubled sticky pads and added on an angle to the top right of the card.
I used a couple of plain white paper flowers – coloured them using a black promarker then rubbed all over with my Versamark ink pad and covered with Stamp-n-Stuff Kaleidoscope Transparent embossing powder – heat embossed and added a plain silver flower shaped brad through the centre of the flowers and through the card.
I finished off with a simple insert
I have since making this card shown it to several people and the comments that I've had have all been good – good enough to make me play again!
I do hope you liked the card, and that it may encourage you to have a play with stamps but not worry about colouring your finished design!
See you again tomorrow