Hi again, yes, while I’m here I should briefly tell you of a great site for some lovely, free and inexpensive digital downloads for your cards and scrapbooking projects. Or any other crafty project for that matter, “CraftsUprint“. Go ahead check it out, the link is on the left under both “Craft” and “Cards and Scrapbooking” categories on my blog. I will be posting items made using some of the digital downloads once exams are done and cards made. Thanks for visiting my blog. Until next time.
For those following my blog, apologies, I’ve been a little occupied with study, work and sleep these past few weeks. Exam on Thursday, so while I took a break from study I made a card – as you do – well, not everyone but as I’m falling behind with card making I thought it might be relaxing. Anyway, just thought I would share with you a card I made yesterday, playing around with some “left overs”, literally, but quite pleased with the result. See what you think. Thanks for looking.
- your waterproof, stain/paint proof craft sheet, you also need to ensure that you don’t have anything close to the area where you are going to be spraying water (or paint);
- choose 4 colours of Ranger Ink pad or Stain, I used Dried Marigold, Aged Mahogany, Mowed Lawn and Vintage Photo (or Brushed Corduroy), I honestly cannot remember the brown as I didn’t know I was going to use the card for a ‘technique”;
- have a dry cloth and wet wipes or similar, tissues/kitchen paper(paper towel for those down under), as you would when working with any water or paints/stains;
- choose your card stock – better on watercolour paper and cut 1-2 cm bigger than you need or to whatever size you think appropriate, you cut or trim to size later;
- mister or small spray bottle with fine spray.
- “stamp” your pads on the craft sheet side by side to for a square – different colour on each corner (in a square not the corners of the craft sheet);
- spray with your mister to give you some runny colours, then place your pre-cut watercolour paper/card on top, of course on the side that you want the colour on – if you want on the smooth side or the slightly textured side – your choice. You need to hold one corner or edge of the paper and swirl the card around on the wet craft sheet. Mine was only a trial and it seems to have turned out well.
- check and see if you have an effect you like, if not, put back and give it another go!
- let the card dry – it might take a day or so before you can work with it, perhaps use your embossing heat tool, but you need to be careful that you don’t burn the paper. I suppose that could also be an effect too:)?
- card blank – in the colour to blend with the stained card;
- sentiment stamps or dies, flowers, washi tape;
- and what other embellishments you wish to use, such as ribbon, “diamonds”, stickles, etc.;
- double sided tape, glue, clue dots, etc.
Phew! Made it, nearly didn’t get the last one done. Anyway, this little one is made with Kaszazz Moment to moment cards along the lines of pocket cards (Becky Higgins’ Project Life). I reduced a couple of photos and coloured the background on the computer, then simply assembled with Mike’s fan stamp in the corner to dress it up. So, that’s 2 techniques for you this week. I hope you enjoyed the cards as much as I enjoyed devising them. Thanks for looking and for your generous comments throughout the week. Until next time. Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and new year break. Cheers, Lola.
Sorry about the delay in posting this, but I had some Christmas cards to make which needed to be “snail mailed” so ….. Thanks for looking. Enjoy!
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Hello there, sitting out on our patio and enjoying the lovely weather. It’s been so ‘up and down’ wintery, wet weather through most of December/January and a few hot, to very hot days through Feb. now very pleasant weather – it is autumn after all – the best season of all. But that’s just my opinion. Beautiful colours, and reasonable temperatures.
But just to whet your “appetites” for the spring (those in the Northern Hemisphere) I have a couple of photos from our garden. Enjoy. Till next time.