Nautical Compass

Susan Robinson
September 29, 2018

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The sun is shining and the wind is blowing, nice day for a sail.

stamp: Windward 1073G by Stamp-it

embossing folder: Compass set siz658574 by Tim Holtz

To create this card, I first placed some sticky-backed silver foil card through the ‘Compass’ embossing folder. I then poured some alcohol inks (espresso, mushroom & stream) directly onto the foil card to colour. I used a paint brush and sponge to help move the ink around and ensure it got into all the crevices. You have to work fast though as the inks dry quickly.

When dry, I lightly sanded the card, erasing the colour from the raised areas and showing up the silver card beneath.

Next I stamped out the boat twice onto white card. One I coloured in the hull and sea, the other I used as spare sails to cut out and Magic Mount over original. I cut around the image on left side and tore paper beneath the water, leaving the right side of card with a straight edge.

I applied some Crackle Accent over ship’s hull and set aside to dry. Meanwhile I tore some cardboard from an old box to size and sponged around with sepia ink. Attach the white card with boat onto the torn cardboard.

Lastly I poked 3 holes at the top right of card and secured brass brads through. This turned out to be a lesson in patience as I had already stuck down the foil card, so had to lift it again in order to secure the dark brown thread beneath, which I then wound around each brad as shown. I just felt it needed something to fill that space and couldn’t find a suitable wording.

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Leave Out?

admin
June 15, 2016

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To Leave out or to leave in, that is the question…

Here are a few cards that didn’t make it into my recent “Falling Leaves” class

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“The Leaf” 4809F by Stamp-it

die: “Lovely Leaf” 12839177 by Bo Bunny

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Reg leaves 015“Falling Leaves” 12105154 by Bo Bunny;  “Wording Background” 2183F by Stamp-it

 

 

 

 

 

 

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“Fern Leaves” 2467D by Stamp-it; “Thinking…”3424D by Penny Black

dies: “Tattered Leaves” siz656927; Mini Labels” siz657214

embossing folder: “Endless” C0723294 by Couture Creations

 

 

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Green leaf was created by attaching frosted to clear film, colouring with alcohol inks, stamping words over, spritzing with Brushed Pewter Distress stain spray and heating with heatgun to set inks and curl leaf into desired shape.

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Honeycomb Wildflowers

admin
May 9, 2016

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My second floral card from my travel stash (see previous post), using Penny Black stamps “Whispers” 3377K and “To say Hi” 3409E. I coloured flowers with pencils, then went over orange ones with glitter chalks. I used “Orchid” Liquid Pearls over the lavender-like stalky flowers. The background was created with Tim Holtz embossing folder “Honeycomb” from set siz657846. I coloured solid half of folder with “Shaded Lilac, Crushed Olive & Dusty Concord” Distress inks, spritzed lightly with water, then placed white card inside and pressed down, but didn’t emboss. I sponged around edge of white cards with “Seedless Preserves” and “Dusty Concord” Distress inks.

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Gumnut Babies

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March 9, 2016

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Some gumnut baby cards to welcome soon to be Aussie’s to the world. Fairly generic, so could be for a girl or boy (though I’d be tempted to incorporate a little pink if I knew it was a girl).

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May Gibbs design “Just Peeking” K476 by Stamp World, 100% Love 3524C by Stamp-It Australia.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Nestling Babe” 846E and “Baby” 3132D by Stamp-It Australia; Sizzix “Vintage Scale” and embossing folder siz658467

 

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