One Wedding Dress – Black & White

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July 23, 2016

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bl wh dress 002Black and white, clean crisp design. A simple but elegant wedding card.

stamp: Elegant Bride 3207F by Stamp-it

1.       Stamp and emboss bride in white onto black card.

2.       Mount black and white card layers together.

3.       Colour skirt with white chalk and blend with fingers. You can fix the chalk pastel with hair spray. Colour top with Pearl paint, using paint brush. Apply tacky glue to bouquet area and press in “Spring” Flowersoft. Glue tiny ribbon bow to top of bouquet. Set aside to dry.

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One Wedding Dress – Delicate Blush

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July 22, 2016

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extra brides 003extra brides 002Encapsulating the delicate beauty of the blushing bride in all her fragile glory.

This was the first card I made of this design, but was getting frustrated with it and ran out of time, so ended up going with the simpler version as shown below for my class. Still needs a few things tweaking on it – but I’ve moved on to other things now so will probably never happen. Thought I’d share it anyway.

I specifically chose vellum to stamp the bride onto, as being transparent means that you can reverse the image to face the other way if you like. Also tore the pink card under wording so you could see the multi-layers beneath, creating the illusion of softness and fragility. Of course I forgot all these things in my rush to finish a quicker, simpler version. Had also intended the green tag to be a bookmark that could be removed.

 

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stamps: Elegant Bride 3207F by Stamp-it; Amour 32-082 O by Magenta; Flourish from Stampin’ Up

 

 

  1. Stamp bride onto vellum tag with black StazOn pad. Place mouse pad upside down on table top and place tag on it. Turn tag over and create a shading effect by dry embossing the skirt and veil area with a stylus tool. Colour in bouquet with peach Spectrum Noir pen (ensure you do this on the back also, or the Spectrum Noir ink will re-act with the StazOn ink). Stamp bride bodice onto thin Magic Mount sheet. Cut it out and attach into place over bride’s bodice on vellum tag. Edge tag with Fushcia StazOn pad.extra brides 004
  1. Stamp flourish image in top left of patterned card in black Archival ink. Stamp “Amour” wording into centre with same pad. Tear across bottom of card underneath wording. Sponge around outside edge with Sepia pad. Attach to peach coloured base card. Sponge around peach base card also.
  2. Position green tag into desired position on front of card (but do not attach yet). With the aid of a t-grid and vellum sheet, line up flourish on main card with green tag. Move away from main card and stamp flourish onto tag. Do the same with the wording. You can now attach green tag onto main card. The flourish and wording should line up.
  3. Attach vellum tag over green tag by means of Magic Mount on bride’s bodice. Glue pink ribbon bow to cover hole at top of vellum tag. Add dot of Fruit Punch Stickles to cleavage line of bride’s bodice and also to top of bouquet.

 

 

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One Wedding Dress – Spring Bride

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July 20, 2016

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The following two cards using Stamp-it’s Elegant Bride 3207F were not in last months class. I only designed them after the class had finished upon gaining inspiration from the scrap paper left behind on the desktop. That’s often the case with me. Look at a few ink splotches and see all sorts of things, ha, ha. I hope they provide you with some inspiration too! They are the only cards with multiple stampings of the bride.

 

 

  1. Photocopy dictionary page (with appropriate wording) onto white reflex paper. Stamp bride in black Archival ink into centre, then again randomly around.
  2. Stamp bride again onto scrap of white card in black Archival ink. Cut her out. Colour in her bodice and bouquet with pencil colour of choice. Using a paintbrush, smear Glossy Accents over skirt and sprinkle crystal glitter over whilst wet. I concentrated the glitter more at the top of her skirt, petering out towards the skirt hem. Set aside to dry.  extra brides 016
  3. Stamp flourish (from Stampin’ Up) in black Archival where desired onto dictionary paper. Sponge Distress pads Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry and Evergreen Bough over paper with a sponging block until roughly covered. (*optional – tear along edge. I did this as I wanted to get rid of words at the bottom which I felt detracted from the ambiance of the card).
  4. Attach dictionary paper onto layer of aqua, then yellow cards and finally onto pink backing card.
  5. Glue now dry bride into place over image on main card. Attach diamantes to centre of flourishes.
  6. Cut out sizzix label shape in white card and stamp Penny Black Wedding Day 2002D wording into centre in black Archival ink. Sponge with complimentary Distress inks. Attach diamantes to decorate and magic mount into place on card.
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One Wedding Dress – Bride Pattern

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  1. Stamp bride (Elegant Bride 3207F by Stamp-it) in black Archival ink onto ivory card towards right of middle. This will be your main image which you will later mount. Stamp bride again randomly around card.
  2. Stamp bride again onto scrap of ivory card and cut out. Smear Versamark clear pad over skirt area. Using a dry paintbrush, brush Pearl and Bronze Perfect Pearls over skirt to colour. Do the same with her veil, using only Pearl Perfect Pearl to colour. Spritz lightly with water mister to set powders. Decorate bodice with Copper Stickles, then set aside to dry.
  3. Stamp tape measure from Stamp-it’s unmounted set079 in Sepia ink along right edge of ivory card. Ink up “Fashion Statement” 3304E selectively with Sepia ink and stamp at bottom left corner. Without re-inking, stamp it again above itself. Stamp Stamper’s Anonymous Spool G1-1667 in top left corner also in Sepia ink. Sponge around card edges with Sepia ink.
  4. Stamp “Wedding Wishes” 4633D with black Archival pad onto scrap of ivory card. Using a T-grid, line up spool stamp on card with ivory scrap and stamp out. With a scalpel blade, cut curved edge along right of scrap freehand. Sponge around scrap with Sepia ink. Attach to main card flush with left side, lining up spool image. Punch 3 small holes evenly along left edge of wording scrap and push brown brads through. Secure finished card front to rust layer, then onto wheat backing card.
  5. Magic mount now dry bride into place over image on main card. Squeeze gold Liquid Pearls into bouquet area and arrange tiny buttons over while still wet. Tie tiny ribbon and glue over button bouquet.extra brides 022

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Poppy Patch

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April 14, 2016

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floral cards 018 I like stamping out an image multiple times onto various cardstock and colouring them in, to see how many different looking cards I can end up with. All these cards have been made using Stamp-It’s “Poppy Patch” 4944E.floral cards 020

 

 

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Butterflies and Moths

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March 28, 2016

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Some simple variations on one of Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous stamps P2-1673.

The big clean up of my craft room continues, so creating (and posting) has had to take a back seat for now. Strange how it’s impossible to contain messes to one specific area. You start in one spot, and it seems to create a domino effect throughout the house, so in the end, there is no room untouched. I didn’t think it would take this long…. will it ever be done!?!

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Gumnut Flower

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February 6, 2016

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One of the talented Helen Williams very popular Stamp-It designs –  “Gumnut Brush”  3745E, stamped with Adirondack “Pesto” ink pad and decorated with “Poppy Red” Flowersoft and “Gold” Liquid Pearls. The background stamp is “Handwriting” 3546H.

bottlebrush blueA blue version of the same stamp, stamped with Ultramarine StazOn pad, using “Gold” Flowersoft with “Baby Blue” Liquid Pearls. The background pattern stamp is from Stamp-It set092, also used “Limited Cog” stamp 4906C. Card has been spritzed with “Sunflower Sparkle” Perfect Pearl Mists. Sizzix shape is bigz die “Ornate Frame #3” siz656578.

 

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For this card, I have stamped the image with a “Sepia” Archival pad, then while still wet, immediately brushed some “Sunflower Sparkle” Perfect Pearl Powder over the top of the flower part only, with a dry paint brush. The leaves I have gone over the light brown inked image, with various green shades of normal coloured pencils.

 

 

 

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Because this design is a solid image (rather than an outline one), it works well with the “direct to rubber” technique – whereas the name suggests, you use your texters directly on the rubber to colour. This means you can get multiple colours on your image, rather than stamping with an ink pad which would just give you one colour. (Note: only suitable for water-based inks. Do not try this with Spectrum Noir or Copic pens).

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Tree Trimmings

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November 22, 2015

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This simple design by Yvette (4910E Tree Trimmings) is one of my favourite Christmas stamps. I get bored easily making multiples of the same card, so I usually stamp the same image with the same black Archival ink pad onto multiple pieces of different coloured cardstock. That way they’re kind of same, same – but different! It makes the repetitive process more fun. Here are a few of my finished cards.

baubles - neutral closeFor this card I have stamped the image onto kraft card in black, coloured the baubles in with White Opal Liquid Pearls, coloured the branches in with ordinary white pencil. I then added some thick glue over the branches (just a line to highlight, don’t completely cover the branches with glue). While glue still wet, I pushed some Polar White Flowersoft into it. Set aside to dry. Add a line of Silver Stickles to hang baubles from and a clear rhinestone to crown each bauble. Layer kraft card onto Opal shimmer card. Magic Mount onto a piece of white card that has had ribbon adhered to it with 2-sided tape to create a frame (see below). Attach this card onto backing card of Quicksand Bazzill card.

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baubles - green stripe close For this card I stamped the image onto Nautical Light Blue Prismatic Bazzill card in black. I coloured the baubles in with Baby Blue Stickles, then went over them with Ice Blue Stickles in a “C” shape only. I applied Star Dust Stickles to the hanging thread and a clear rhinestone to top each bauble. I squished some ink from a Bundled Sage Distress Pad onto an acrylic block, which I picked up with my water brush and coloured in the branches with. I then applied some thick glue over branches and pushed some Pale Green Flowersoft into it.  Set aside to dry. This card was then Magic mounted over a piece of white card that had had striped green ribbon attached by means of some strips of 2-sided tape to it’s perimeter (see above). It was then secured to backing card of Aloe Vera Bazzill card.

 

baubles - blue sparkle close For this card I stamped image onto same light blue card as above. I coloured in the baubles and branches with blue and green pencils respectively.  I then went over the baubles with Crystal Ice Stickles, used Star Dust Stickles for the hanging thread again and placed a dark blue rhinestone atop each bauble. After applying some thick glue to the branches, I pushed some Christmas Green Flowersoft into it. I Magic Mounted this over a piece of white card that had had some gorgeous blue/green shot ribbon attached to the perimeter to create a frame. This was then layered onto a backing card of Jade Bazzill card.

The ribbons really are the hero pieces of these cards. The photos don’t really do justice to the shimmer and texture of them. Why don’t you try this technique with any lovely ribbon you may have lying around. I used less than 1/2 m for each card. Don’t choose a stamp image too large or complex.

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Cats

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September 14, 2015

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moon catbutterfly cat For all you cat lovers out there, a couple of cards using Stamp-it’s “Cats Meow”  2272E stamp.

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Oak Tree

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August 30, 2015

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foliage tree oak tree

Here are 3 cards using the same 2 stamps in virtually the same layouts, just with different colours. In the first 2, I’ve coloured a piece of white matt cardstock with Distress Stains for the backgrounds, in the last one I have stamped onto kraft card and only coloured the leaves. The trees have also been inked with Distress Stains and stamped out. I used chalks directly over the wet ink to colour the tree canopies.

Stamps by Stamp-it Australia: 4457E Tree, siset080 Leaf wording

the leaf tree

 

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