Friday, 26 January 2018

With Love - bluebells and butterflies hand coloured 7x5in card - Day 26 of my 365 day challenge

   With Love - bluebells and butterflies hand coloured 7x5in card - 
                             Day 26 of my 365 day challenge

Hi Craft addicts!

I had made a smaller version of this card but decided to make a larger one that could be given on any occasion.


How I made this card:-

  • I cut out the large serrated edged oval in green self adhesive cardstock and a slightly smaller one in white card.
  • I think this bluebell stamp is really cute (from the Friends of You stamp collection from For the Love of Stamps collection by Hunkydory) and so I stamped it on the left hand side using Versafine's Onyx Black ink.
  • I then coloured it in using Red,Purple and green alcohol markers (either Spectrum Noir or La Plume).
  • Using blue Altenew inks, I coloured the sky avoiding the plant, making it slightly darker at the top. I then repeated this with Green inks to create the grass.
  • It looked a bit bare, so I stamped some very small butterflies and dragonflies around the sky and then added the lantern to one of the leaves and the toadstools to near the base of the stem.
  • I used a small label die from Spellbinders and cut it out using white card - whilst it was still in the die I coloured it using a Green Altenew ink and stamped a With Love sentiment in its' centre using Onyx Black Versafine.
  • Before I added the whole panel on to the front of the card, I decided to try out something and so I tore a strip of Green card (Co'redinations) as it showed the white core and then a slightly narrower piece and stuck them to the bottom of the card to look like grass.
  • I then repeated the above with some blue card and this time glued it to the top of the card - trimming both to fit the card.
  • Finally, I attached the panel using foam pads.

And there you are - a simple but stylish card that has been made using just some some plain paper, some Hunkydory stamps and alcohol markers.

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Products and items you may need to make this card
  • 7" x 5" white landscape (various companies sell these)
  • Friends of You stamp set from For the Love of Stamps from Hunkydory
  • Butterflies, dragonflies, lantern and toadstools stamps (I think from Hunkydory again)
  • With Love sentiment 
  • Tattered Lace Oval dies (2 sizes)
  • Spellbinders label die
  • Blue and Green Co'redinations cardstock
  • White stamping super smooth cardstock
  • Red, Purple and green alcohol markers
  • Green and Blue ink dye based pads from Altenew
  • Onyx Black Versafine ink 
  • Mini blending tool from Ranger
  • Tape pen
  • Glue-it glue from Pinflair
  • Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
  • Foam pads
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