For my cards this week, I used the top half of the Stampin’ Up! Banner Blooms die to create a silhouette style card.
Whilst it’s possible to make this card using plain card, I wanted to add some dimension to mine so blended some inks onto my Bermuda Bay panel and then spritzed with some Frost White Shimmer Paint for a bit of shine.
Next, I die-cut the banner blooms from Whisper White card together with my sentiment from the Well Written dies set and glued them in place, cutting off any excess from the banner die.
Since I had used Night of Navy ink, I used a navy mat layer and mounted on a white card base to tie all the elements together and finished with a few navy gemstones.
For my second card, I wanted to try a warmer colour palette and used Crushed Curry as a base and used black card for my blooms and sentiment. Again, I added a few rhinestones for a bit of bling.
This week’s technique is one I saw Amanda, from Inspiring Inkin’, demonstrating on Facebook. I can’t resist a bit of masking and ink blending so this corner masking technique was right up my street.
To begin, I masked one corner of the card front. I used Post-it notes.
Next, I blended a couple of complimentary colours onto the card. I started on the mask with my darker colour and then switched to the lighter shade, blending that out to almost nothing onto the white card.
The last step was to remove the masks and stamp the images and sentiment.
Such a fun, simple technique to do and adaptable to all occasions…. including Christmas…. there it is, I’ve said it already!
This week, a parcel from Stampin’ Up! was delivered so I got to play with some goodies from the new catalogue. I really liked the look of the ‘Nothing’s Better Than’ stamp set and thought it would make a great card designed to look like a graffitied wall, albeit quite posh graffiti!
First, I stamped my image and writing in black ink.
Next, I used the block coffee cup to add some colour to the image. I didn’t want a plain colour so applied Pool Party and Pretty Peacock using sponge daubers to give an ombre look.
To get card looking like a wall, I ran the piece through my Big Shot in a brickwork embossing folder.
The final stage was to mount the front onto a black layer and then a Bermuda Bay card base. I stamped the coffee cup on the liner and envelope to finish.
For my second card, I used a cocktails theme, and did the same ombre inking for the drink, using So Saffron and Poppy Parade.