Friday, August 01, 2008

July Stamp-a-Stack Design #2

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Marelle Taylor Stampin' Up! AustraliaThis was the other design that everyone made during July. This one took a little bit longer, because there was a bit of watercolouring involved. We stamped the images from "A Little Bit of happiness" (level 1 Hostess set) onto Naturals Ivory cardstock. This is the most fine-lined stamp set I have ever used. It's just a dream to stamp crisp and clear! We stamped in Black Stazon (THE best ink to use when you are watercolouring) and then did a light colour wash using an Aquapainter and Sahara Sand ink. This just "fills in" the images a bit and gives them more depth. Then we stamped an extra image for each set onto scrap Naturals Ivory cardstock and cut it out to act as a spotlight. Again we coloured using inkpads and an Aquapainter, but this time in vibrant colour. The spotlights have been popped up on dimensionals.
I'm not sure if you can tell from the photo, but each base card has been jumbo-wheeled using the Rough Texture wheel and Versamark ink. This just takes away from the plain-ness of the cardstock, without detracting from the focal image. Instead of wheeling in straight lines, we just ran the wheel backwards and forwards repeatedly in all directions...great stress relief ;o)
The sentiments are from "So Many Sayings" (another Level 1 Hostess set). There really are so many sayings in this set! I've punched them out using the Word Window Punch. The other little details on the cards are the 'lines' linking the sentiments to the card. It's such a simple thing to add, but it grounds the Word Windows, and provides a link to the rest of the card. Each one has been done differently. I have Paper pierced one; on another I have used the paper piercer as a grid to draw dots with the fine tip of my marker; I have scored a line on one with a bone folder; and on the fourth I have drawn a dashed line, using a ruler and the fine tip of my marker. So, there you go, 4 different (and simple!) ideas for adding lines to your cards.

Colours: More Mustard, Blue Bayou, Really Rust, Groovy Guava, Close to Cocoa, Wild Wasabi

1 comment:

  1. you always have such great ideas to lift cards from the average to the fabulous! i love the idea of the rough texture wheel on the cardstock background. thanks for sharing these marelle!



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