Thursday, January 26, 2017

Best Mum in the world

Hi there, it's Ann here with a card that uses a technique known as Sentiment Spotlighting - as opposed to the technique Linda showed you a few days ago, of spotlighting the image.   I saw several cards by Julie Koerber on the Power Poppy blog, and thought I'd give this method a try with some of those smaller stamps that are sometimes overlooked in a new set.  I chose the Altenew set 'Beautiful Day' for this card.

The technique of spotlighting the sentiment, gives a one-layer card a little extra dimension.

 Soft blue shading around the circle also adds to the dimension.

  • Start by cutting a circle mask, and then - using a Misti or stamp positioning tool - stamp your selected flower image.  I kept to the left side of the card, as that was the design I was aiming for.
  • Remove the mask, clean the stamps and then stamp in exactly the same place with a pale pink ink.
  • Cut the same size circle as the mask from thickish card, and place this over the original circle.  Using a black fine liner pen, carefully draw around the inside of the circle.
  • Colour the main image with Copics or Pencils, being sure not to colour in the circle area.
  • To fill as much of the card front as you wish, randomly stamp flower images across the front of the card in the pale pink ink.
  • Stamp your sentiment in black - I used the Mom sentiment from Altenew's 'Forever Grateful' stamp set.

I added a contrast strip of washi tape and a few sequins and rounded the front right edge.

I hope you give this technique a try - and check out Julie's work too if you have the time!

Thanks so much for visiting!

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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Scrapbook layout .... by Lynn Good

Hi, it is my turn to share a layout with you today.   I have created a layout using the wonderful 7 Dots Cotton Candy Collection - this is one of my favourites.

I have stamped around the photo mat with the stamp that co-ordinates with the collection

I have used 13 arts Ayeeda Mist - Sap Green and Ayeeda Ink - Green

The chipboard has been embossed with Ranger Fine Black Embossing powder

I applied crackle paste through a Heidi Swap Stencil 

Art stones have been scattered around the layout.

Thanks for stopping by and I have linked the products used below.
Until next time - Happy Crafting :)

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