I recently made a pop up box card for a friend who wasn't well. I used Fancy Pants Designs Park Bench collection of papers. you can find the instructions on Split Coast Stampers, I had lots of fun creating this one and will be making many more. Have a go!!
Hi there, today I'm sharing a card I created using Imagine Crafts irRESISTable Pico Embellishers, I love working with these inks, they're vibrant, translucent and add great dimension to your cards. They have a fine nozzle which is great for writing or colouring small areas, it has an inbuilt anti-clog system and they can be mixed with water!
1. Stamp your image on acetate using StazOn jet black ink.
2. Apply an amount of irRESISTible Pico Embellisher Love Letter to the reversed side of your stamped image and spread it out using your finger tip.
3. Let the first coat dry then add more ink and repeat for deeper colour and to fill in any patchy/uncovered areas.
4. The Pico Embellishers have a fine tip applicator that's perfect for filling in small areas. Cover the whole top bud section
with the Dandelion ink, if you have any bubbles just pop them
with the nozzle or a pin.
5. Dab down the stem with the Bamboo Leaves ink and let dry.
6. One your ink has dried cut around it leave a small border around the image.
7. I glue the image to my card using small glut dots and ran a sticker strip along the bottom to keep them in place. The blue background is using the Pico Embellisher Summer Sky with water and directly washed it over the card. The clear dots is the Shimmer, the inks will dry with dimension giving added texture to you card. I just loved working with these!!! I hope these steps will give you some ideas and get your creative juicies flowing!
I thought I would share some videos I did for my job at 'Australian Cardmaking, Stamping & Papercraft' magazine, they are very basic ones but you never know it may be something you haven't seen before or need refreshing on? After all my years of teaching and speaking before a large crowd I still get nervous and forget my lines LOL, anyway I hope you enjoy!
It's been a long time since I've blogged, I have been busy creating cards but I just haven't had the time to share them unfortunately. Why do you ask? well that's because I was asked by Dekoda Marketing to be the Workshop Coordinator for the Paper Craft Festival this November. It's a new challenge for me but I'm loving the experience of being on the other end of paper Craft education!!
I think I have organised a class to suit just about anyone!!
I'm very trilled to have these teachers coming to the show, I know you will walk away from any one of these classes feeling fulfilled and energised!! No 1. Greg Sukendro - 3D Snow Globe Be taught Paper Sculpture the easy way with Greg the Paper Sculture extrodanaire!! All pieces are already cut for you and this magnificent 3-D Snow Globe even lights up!
No 2. Lisa Oxley - Colour Therapy Expand your knowledge of mixed media with the use of sprays, masks and stencils in this class. You will discover your inner creative self in this class!
No 3. Jen Hall - To Inspire! Discover how fantastic this popular 'Project Life' is for documenting those everyday moments! You will go out walking from this class on a mission!
Linda Lucas - Beautiful Die-Cut Cards!
Join an expert Spellbinder design team member in using the latest design and techniques on the market to create these two magnificent cards!!
No 5. Teneale Williams - Santa's Sampler. This class is designed for the intermediate stampers, 8 great techniques are shared in this class. You won't be disappointed and all products are Stampin' Up!
Paula MacMillan-Perich - Fanciful Faces.
Be inspired and learn how to draw these captivating faces to add to your journals, canvases or layouts!
I'm so trilled to have all these teachers at the show and I know you will walk away from any of these classes feeling fulfilled and energised!! Don't miss out, book here!! Also Heidi Swapp will be there on Sunday thanks to Rose from Scrap with Friends!! So don't miss out!!
One lucky winner will win this amazing prize loaded
with 2 Crafty Chipboard.
Plus as an added bonus, many of the design team members will
be offering prizes as well, mine is pictured at the end of this post.
Here is my card and a technique using chipboard as stamps!!
I hope you enjoy!!
Products I have used: 2 Crafty Chipboard - Mustache set, 'happy' loop font, word bubbles, vintage keys, Dylusions ink sprays - pure sunshine, fresh lime, vibrant turquiose, Prima Washi tape, Distress rock candy crackle paint, clear embossing powder and sequins.
Step 1. Coat watercolour paper 300gsm with Dylusion sprays.
Step 2. Dry the piece using a heat gun.
Step 3. Soak a mustache chipboard with water until it starts to pool on top of it. Chipboard is quite sturdy, I completed this whole piece and it didn't even look like it was
going to fall apart!!
Step 4. Place the chipboard water side down on to the sprayed piece and hold it there for a few sections.
Step 5. Remove the chipboard and dab the area with a clean tissue to remove the watered down excess dye.
Step 6. You can see how the impression left a watermark effect!
Step 7. Keep spraying the mustache chipboard with water and using it as a stamp all over the watercolour paper until you are happy with the result. Dry again with heat gun.
You will end up with a great coloured mustache as well, I coated this with Distress rock candy crackle paint. The 'Fun' speech bubble was coloured with Dylusionsvibrant turquoise then coated with clear embossing powder to give a shiny feel to the piece. The 'Happy' was sprayed with Dylusionspure sunshine and the key was coated with yellow ink.