Tuesday, 8 January 2013
I have a card to share that I really enjoyed making
To start the story
I bought some stamps from www.alysinkyfingers.co.uk some time ago and had an email to say she was setting up a monthly project club
So I thought about it – and in the end decided to go for it
Its £7 a month and £1 postage so just £8 a month – its taken over 12 months so as your kit is sent off to you the money comes from your account
The kit contains all the stamps, card and items needed to make the card shown – you get a couple of sheets of A4 paper with colour pictures of the card you make with the step by step instructions.
The 1st month I received the stamps and paperwork to make the card and also a large set of useful stamps as a welcome to the club...the other big benefit is a whopping 20% of any purchases online or at shows...so well worth joining!!
This morning my kit arrived and I was itching to get started but had so little free time – so I gathered all the list of ingredients and decided I would do it at class – and I did!
The list of materials seemed garish as it was
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Worn Lipstick & Mustard Seed – thats red and yellow
But they really worked well together
To start with Aly said to use the spare piece of white card in the kit and use an applicator tool and Worn Lipstick ink use circular motions around the edges of the card – then do the same inside using Mustard Seed
When both were done add more Worn Lipstick to the centre if I felt I needed it.
The the flower heads and butterflies are stamped onto that coloured card and cut out
Next it was colour the larger piece of white card in much the same way
Then I stamped the heart in the centre and then stamped it on a post it note and cut out as best I could
The post it note mask was placed over the base heart and then flowers are stamped down the edge and slightly overlap the heart
After that the mask was removed and I added a couple of butterflies
Finally the Worn Lipstick ink was used to stamp the large flourish randomly around the edges inking up after 3 or 4 impressions
Then the same thing again this time using the black ink and stamping slightly off the red ones.
The Just For You was stamped in the centre of the heart
The flowers and butterflies I had stamped and cut out of the 1st piece of card I coloured were shaped using the shaping tool and foam mat and then added on top of the stamped ones using double sided sticky pads
Now its just matting the coloured panel onto the piece of black card and that then stuck direct to the 6x6 scalloped edge card
The photographs of my finished card show as I finished it at class but I have since coming home added glossy accents to the heart and a touch of glamour dust to add the wow sparkle
Off to play with the stamps and see what else I can come up with!!
I love this months card and stamps – cant wait for the start of next month for the next kit!!!
See you all again tomorrow