Peach Trellis

Susan Robinson
November 20, 2017

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die: Tim Holtz Frameworks  “Trellis” siz659431

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Pear Patchwork

Susan Robinson
September 15, 2017

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Always happy when I can find an excuse to use some scraps of pattern paper on a card. And these peachy tones are amongst my favourite!

Pear from Stampin’ Up set ‘Faith in Nature’.

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Heart Art

Susan Robinson
July 16, 2017

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Hopes and dreams and the possibilities of it all…

stamps: Empowered Words DD-960A by Unity Stamp Co

inks: Jet Black & Sepia Archival Pads; Clear Embossing Pad; Scattered Straw & Shaded Lilac Distress Stain Sprays; Raspberry Lemonade Flat Fabio Spray; Black Paint

paper: Watercolour Paper; Raven & Quartz Bazzill Cards; Creative Imaginations Paper; Black Corrugated Card

accessories: Texture Paste; Gold Embossing Powder; Fusible Web

adhesives: Two-sided Tape; Magic Mount

tools: Bubble Stencil THS002; Big Shot Machine; Heart dies; Sponge Blocks; Palette Knife; Paint Brush; Heatgun; Satay Stick

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Spritz watercolour paper with water, then the ink sprays. Dry with a heatgun. I then cut this card in half and got 2 card fronts out of it.

2. Using a palette knife, smear texture paste through bubble stencil. Dry with a heatgun.

3. Dilute black paint and drip with paint  brush onto card randomly. Spritz with a water to dilute further if needed.

4. Cut Fusible web into short strips. Fold in half and hold in position on card with satay stick.  Start to melt with heatgun, then pour embossing powder quickly over. Heat with heatgun to create webbing effect. Repeat as many times as desired, but remember not to cut your web too long as it becomes harder to control the melt.

5. Cut heart shape out of black corrugated card. Rub clear embossing pad over right side then pour gold embossing powder over and heatset.  Cut smaller heart out of scrap watercolour paper. Colour with inks, then melt web over (as per instructions 4).

6. Attach black heart onto card with two-sided tape. Put Magic Mount beneath smaller heart and overlap it larger black heart. Stamp wording into bottom left corner of card with black Archival pad.

7. Sponge around card with sepia Archival ink. Attach card layers with two-sided tape.

 

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One Wedding Dress – Delicate Blush

admin
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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Peachy Girl

admin
June 4, 2016

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I thought I’d make a few more kids cards while I was in the zone. As usual, I got to the 3/4 stage and then came to a standstill. I struggled to find coordinating backing cards, and I wanted to add a little something more to it, but couldn’t decide what worked. In the end, I used a stencil pattern over the sprayed Dylusions background around the main image. Normally I would spritz water through the stencil then quickly dry with paper towel, but that method can be a little messy and it’s hard to control where the water goes. So I used a “wet one” instead. That way I could pick which parts of the stencil I wanted to emphasise and where to place the design. This worked well, and I am quite happy the way it turned out. Got a little zealous whilst sponging around the perimeter with Sepia ink though, so had to add an extra butterfly or two. All good. No such thing as mistakes in art… (is there?).

Coloured with pencils; Glossy Accents added to peach.

peachy girl 019Penny Black stamps: You are a Peach 40-124; Enjoy 3410D

Stencil: Mini Swirly garden TCW325s   peachy girl 020

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