It has been a couple of days since my last post. I have been busy out in the garden, but now it is just too hot again, so with all housework, etc completed, music in the backbround, Tennis on TV – sound turned down, and my stamps everywhere, I can play! What better way to spend Sunday arvo, except the beach or maybe fishing!
Again Stamping 411 have supplied the measurements for the sketch –
Base: 11 x 4 1/4″, scored and folded in half at 5 1/2″
Layer 2: 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ *** note: this is an extra layer, you could skip this one.. 😀
Layer 3: 5 1/4″ x 4″
Layer 4: 3 3/4″ x 3″
Layer 5: 3 5/8″ x 2 1/2″
For my card I used the Bigshot, Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots – I am loving this folder, but you have probably guessed by now – and embossed Whisper White Cardstock.
Taking a piece of Watercolour Paper, I randomly applied Shimmer Paint and allowed to dry. If you are too impatient, this is where your Heat Tool comes in handy, but I am happy to do something else while waiting for Shimmer Paint to dry. Wipe your Embossing Buddy over the Paper. With your image, stamp over Watercolour Paper using Versamark. While still wet, apply Embossing Powder – White, over the image. Tap excess into your Tray, and heat image using your Heat Tool. I love embossing as I love to watch the Powder change colour….
Using an Aqua Painter and Poppy Parade, colour your image. This is the best part, as you can pick up the ink and with your Painter, lighten or darken your image until you are happy with the result. I kept mine light as I wanted to keep the whole card very clean. I then stamped my sentiment directly over the Shimmer.
I’ve found using Shimmer Paint, even the bright colour inks will look soft once stamped. It also gives a completely different to Watercolour Paper.
Adhere this stamped paper to Poppy Parade Cardstock. Adhere ribbon to the Embossed Whisper White RHS and adhere Poppy Parade to this piece of Cardstock. Tie bow and adhere to card.
When I saw this challenge, I knew that I wanted to create a male card by using Circle Circus. Then to top it off, I found some DSP that would match perfectly with the stamp set & sketch. I will admit I am very happy with the way it turned out. Got to love it when that happens!
Base Card – Baja Breeze Cardstock – Cut, score & fold
Layer 1 – Very Vanilla Cardstock – 5 5/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – DSP – 2 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ or 6,5cm x 10cm
Stamp sentiment bottom RHS of Very Vanilla Cardstock in Soft Suede Ink. With my Bigshot, Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots & the bottom half of Very Vanilla Cardstock, I run the Cardstock through the Bigshot. I then asdhered the DSP to the top half of Very Vanilla and adhered to the base card.
Stamp Set – Circle Circus, Sincere Salutations
Inks – Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
Cardstock – Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede
DSP – Elegant Soiree – Love this DSP
Bigshot Dies – Ovals
Embossing Folder – Perfect Polka Dots
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Bigshot
Until next time, Enjoy!
Have a great night & Enjoy
Gotta go & watch the last eposide of “All Saints” – Boo Hoo