Hi there. This is my first forray into cardmaking since I had my surgery and I don't know why but when you've had a break it does seem harder to get going again. I needed a card for a birthday coming up shortly so here it is. I used a NBUS set of stamps by Woodware called Looking Good which isn't readily available at the moment.
I started by die cutting a stitched square using a snippet of white card. I then stamped and heat embossed the three largest of the stamps using Versafine Majestic Blue ink and WOW Clear Gloss Embossing Powder.
I then coloured the background with Ultramarine and Leaf Green Brushos. I sprinkled the colours on to my glass mat and spritzed with water and laid the card over it. I did each colour separately and then dried before applying the next. As I wanted a bit more blue I added more colour by sprinkling straight on to the card and again spritzing with water. It still didn't seem to be quite right so I used a dark blue and light green Lyra Aqua Marker and in the same way applied them to the mat, spritzed and then applied the card to it. Although I dried each application of colour before adding more the card stretched somewhat and creased a bit but I decided to go with it. I coloured the images using the two marker colours, i.e. blue on the tie, trousers and shoes, and the green on the shirt and socks, but it is quite subtle as I used the ink with my waterbrush.
I finished the card by layering it up on to a royal blue colour card and added the sentiment using the Versafine Majestic Blue and again heat embossed with the Clear Gloss EP.
Thank you for joining me here today and I hope to see you again soon.
I am entering the following challenges:
Less is More Challenge - Lime Green/Royal Blue. (I hope there's enough white space).
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 296/297 where we use up our snippets of card, paper etc.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Stamp It. (I am so excited and pleased to be included in the Top 5 Designer Spotlight)
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Stamp It.
Artistic Stamper September Challenge - Take a Little Colour.
WOW Embossing Powder September Challenge - Resist Technique.