Saturday 16 March 2019
15 Minute Cards for March
Hi all. Here are three quick cards that I made for the 15 Minute Card Post over at the Chocolate Baroque DT Blog. The first was made using the The Sewing Room set of stamps.
I made a background with Cracked Pistachio and Blueprint Sketch Distress Inks spritzed and the card laid over to pick up the ink, doing this several times to cover. I then added the borders using the Blueprint Sketch DI and stamped them twice joining them up, which luckily worked quite well using my Misti, and trimmed the background and added some extra blue ink using the blending tool. I then stamped one of the mannequins with the same ink and watercoloured it lightly with the two inks using a waterbrush being careful not to be too heavy handed so that I didn't blur the outlines as I had used water based inks to stamp and colour, and I also added the sentiment with the same blue.
This next card features stamps from the Haberdashery set. I started with a gelli plate background using a mixture of white acrylic paint and some Scarlet Brusho mixed in and brayered on to the plate and then the coloured transferred to the piece of white card. I then covered the plate with Aquamarine Brusho mixed in to the white, and using the four buttons from the set I laid them in a row on an acrylic block and using the same blue paint I stamped them on all four sides of the gelli plate before laying the card over and adding this new colour to the print. The paint dries so fast that by the time I pulled the print again a lot of the blue was dry and it only left patches and a faint impression of the buttons, but I thought the finish was interesting, so I left it like that. I added one of the mannequins, three of the buttons in each of the corners and the sentiment using Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink. I then stamped the smaller of the scissors across each corner and randomly stamped the sentiment all over the background using Twisted Citron Distress Ink, and I also added some of the same colour blended around the edges. I finished by colouring the mannequin with pink, and the scissors and buttons with pink and green pencil, and mounted it on to a 6" square card.
My last card was made with a piece of white card stamped with another of the mannequins from the Haberdashery set of stamps, and the background stamped using the Floral Mannequins and for both Faded Jeans Distress Ink, and then smooshed using Leaf Green and Emerald Brushos. The inked image did fade a little with the addition of the water but held up surprisingly well. I then layered it on to a piece of blue card and added it to a 7" x 5" white card on which I stamped both the frilled and floral lace pieces as a background to the topper, and finished with a sentiment, all stamped with the same blue ink.
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