Saturday, 6 February 2016

Pretty Spring Birthday Card

Hi, it’s Jo here and I’m showing you a pretty Spring Birthday card today.

 Products used :

Olive Green
Mid Green
Light Grey

To make this card I decided that I would heat emboss the outline of the stamp in gold and so took a piece of watercolour card and brushed it with a powder brush to prepare it for embossing.  The powder removes any static from the card and so should stop any excess embossing powder sticking to the card.  If it does, you can carefully remove this with a paint brush.

I then stamped the images onto the card.

Sprinkle on the gold embossing powder and heat with a heat tool.

Turn the card and stamp and heat emboss the flowers at the bottom of the card.

I chose the colours of Clean Color Brush Pens I wanted to use and had extra water to hand.

You can colour directly onto the watercolor card with the brush pens but I find that I can build up the colour more controllably by scribbling on an acrylic block and applying the ink from there.  If I want a greater depth of colour I sometimes go back with the pen and colour directly with the pen. 

I added a shadow around the flowers using the Light Grey brush pen.  I actually outlined the flowers and leaves with the pen before blending with the water brush.  I find the paler colours are easier to use directly onto the card.

Take a piece of black card, prepare with the powder tool and heat emboss your sentiment with white embossing powder.  Cut to size.

Apply washi tape to the edge of your card.  I make this longer than the card and trim of the excess.  This gives a neater finish.

Here is my completed card !

Thank’s for popping by !

Friday, 5 February 2016

Valentine’s card - Hugs and Kisses

Hi, it’s Veerle and today I want to share a step by step in making this Valentine’s card.

I still had some background paper laying here after my playtime with the Woodcraft markers for my previous project and decided one of them was just right for today’s project. If you want to go and make some of the backgrounds just follow the step by step you can find HERE

The colors used on this background were Jubilee Cherry and Burnt ember. As these were second or even third take on the same plastic sheet the colors already mixed in each other.

Since it’s a Valentines card there should be at least a heart so I took out a stamp and stamped it using the Woodcraft marker Jubilee Cherry. Just color directly on top of the stamp. As the paint in this marker dries rather quickly just mist it with a tiny bit of water to keep the paint moist enough to stamp. You can see the paint is to dry as it turns less shiny.
When the heart was stamped I drew in two heart using the black Zig Posterman.

I putted a layer of clear Wink of Stella on top of my heart. Since the Woodcraft marker and the Posterman markers dry waterproof I don’t have to be scared my colors will move around. I then cutted my heart out and putted a clear crackle glaze on top of all of these layers to give my heart some cracks.

While the glaze is given time to dry I colored a piece of fine bandage using the Woodcraft marker Red Brick. I scribbled some of the marker on top of a piece of plastic and mixed it up with some water. Just put the bandage in it to get the color everywhere. I dried it using a heattool.

If you want some spots to be darker just put some of the marker on top of the plastic sheet again and rub your bandage directly into the paint.

Once the heart was completely dry and the glaze has cracked it was time to put everything together. As you can see the fine shimmer of the Wink of Stella shines through the crackle glaze very subtle.

The text was stamped onto black paper using my Zig Embossing marker and white embossingpowder. I stamped my heart as a base using a black ink. To get some of the black on my card and connect everything better with my black cardbase I used my black Gansai Tambi and a waterbrush to splatter some black dots. When those were dry  I also drew a fine line around my card using the Zig Millenium marker 05.

Used materials:

Watercolor paper
Woodcraft marker: Jubilee Cherry – Burnt Umber – Brick Red
Zig Posterman : Black
Zig Wink of Stella: clear
Zig embossingmarker
Zig Millenium marker 05
Zig waterbrush
Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolorpaints: black