Couple in park - hand coloured and stamped card -
Day 285 of my 366 day challenge
HI Craft addicts!
I have made up my own story for this card - will have to write it down some time! Anyway, this time I have used a hand stamped and coloured design on Tattered Lace background panel on a Hunkydory card.
To make the card:-
- To make the topper itself, I took a piece of "white" linen effect cardstock (this is from Craft Creations) and cut it out using one of the "Pin Dots" circle dies from Tattered Lace - this one measures 8.5cm approximately.
- Keeping it in the die (I used some low tack tape at the back), I coloured the sky first of all using "Blue" Generation INX inks masking off the lower part of the circle with some card.
- Once I was happy with the colouring, I reversed the mask and coloured the grass area a couple of times using "Green" inks (again from Generation INX) leaving part of it lighter nearer to the horizon.
- I then removed it from the die to finish the rest of the stamping.
- Taking the larger of the trees from the "Vintage Christmas" stamp collection from Card-io and stamped the first one near to the bottom left hand side and repeated it slighter higher up nearer to the horizon.
- I also stamped one of the "dogs" so it looked as if it was peeping out from the tree and the "bicycle" near the other one so it looked as if it was propped up.
- I added the "couple on a bench" stamp to the bottom of the topper. I really like the way the images are slightly fuzzy as it gives a more interesting effect.
- I then matt and layered it on to a black circle cut out in black card from the next size up dies.
- Finally, adding the whole thing to the card using foam pads. The card itself just cries out for something like this as it has the central panel already.
And there you are - a card using some dye based inks, a Tattered Lace die and a fancy edged card. Don't forget you can visit The Handmade Crafts Shop anytime to see what else I have for sale or sign up to my monthly newsletter here
Products and items you may need to make this card
- 5" square white card with envelope (holey edges) from Tattered Lace
- Pin dot circles dies from Tattered Lace
- Card-io stamps - Vintage Christmas collection
- Generation INX stamp pads - Blues B01, A02 and N02 with Green G01
- Black Onyx Memento ink pad
- Versafine Blac Onyx ink pad
- Black cardstock
- White cardstock
- al drops from Tonic Studios
- Peel off stickers
- Collall All Purpose glue
- Cosmic Shimmer PVA glue
- Foam Pads