Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lets Eat Cake by Judith Armstrong

Good morning. Judith back with another page using Echo Park Birthday Wishes Boy Collection. This time I have created a boy birthday layout of my son's 6th birthday. These photos were lost for a number of years and I only found them recently on a disk in a shoe box when I was clearing out some things. I couldn't understand how we had not taken any photos, and now I know we did!

And here a couple of close ups:

To create this layout:
  1. Use a sheet of white cardstock for the background.
  2. Place a piece of Birthday Wishes Boy Birthday Party 26cm x 21 cm green side up onto the white cardstock about 4.5 cm from the left edge and 2.5cm from bottom edge.
  3. Cur a piece of Birthday Wishes Boy Cupcakes 21cm x 20 cm and ink the edge with red ink.  Place cupcake side up onto the green paper about mid distance between top and bottom and left and right.
  4. Cut a strip of Birthday Wishes Boy Birthday Hats 29cm x 5cm. Cut a triangle out of one end and place star side up 3.5cm up from bottom edge of cupcake paper.
  5. Mat a photo with Birthday Wishes Boy Stripes blue side and place so that bottom edge is about mid way up from bottom edge of red starry paper.
  6. Cut a 10cm circle from a photo and mat with some more Birthday Wishes Boy Stripes blue side and place at top left corner of layout, overlapping the top of the other photo.
  7. I used another journal card from the Birthday Wishes Boy Journalling Cards as my title and placed this so that it overlapped the bottom right hand corner of my main photo.
  8. I embellished with an assortment of strips from the sticker sheet and placed some other stickers on foam tape to give the layout a bit of height. 
  9. To finish I added some dots of Ranger Liquid Pearls a long a few edges and wrote over the title with some Ranger Stickles Glitter Glue.
  10. Finally, a added a few strips of journalling that I printed onto white cardstock on my computer and cut up.
Hope you get some inspiration and thanks for looking

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

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Thanks with Mama Elephant

It's Ann here with another card using Mama Elephants stamp set:  Water Blooms.  The flowers in this set are so pretty, and lend themselves to so many uses, so this time I chose to stamp separate floral elements, to fill the bottom of my card.

Directions for this card:

1.  Create an A2 card from white card stock, 29.6cm x 10.5cm, folded in half.

2.  On a piece of Kraft card, big enough to cover the card front, stamp a few selected flowers - first in white pigment ink and allow to dry thoroughly (I used a heat gun to speed up the process) and then stamp over with coloured ink.  I used a mixture of pigment and die ink - it didn't seem to make any difference which type I used.  This technique gives a shadow effect, which I thought made for a little extra interest on the Kraft card as straight stamping often leaves a 'flat' effect.

3.  Once the flowers are stamped, fill in the spaces with leaves and berry clusters, once again stamping in white first, then drying, then in a coloured ink.  At times I rocked the stamp over a darker shade of ink after first inking with a lighter ink, to create a little more texture.

4.  When you are satisfied that you have enough images stamped, trim your Kraft piece to the size you want to put on to your card front.  I used the stitched rectangle die from Mama Elephant's die set:  Basic Set, which is 9cm x 12cm, but you can trim using a trimmer and either stitch with a sewing machine or create faux stitches with a pen.

5.  To make this panel pop up on the card front, I adhered it to a piece of craft foam (2mm thick) cut slightly smaller.  This is then adhered to the card front using Tombow mono multi glue.

6.  I die cut the Mama Elephant script die 'thanks' 4-5 times, glueing them together carefully, to create a much thicker and sturdier die cut.  Adhere this to the card front on an angle to match your image.

7. Finally, I added a few sequins above the thanks, to provide the necessary 'bling', but this is, of course, optional.

I hope you'll give this shadow stamping technique a try - it works particularly well on Kraft card, but these images would look just stunning stamped in a variety of colours on plain white card stock.

Thanks for taking a look at this tutorial today - happy stamping!

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