So sorry it's been so long since I shared a card which wasn't made for one of my DT roles. Today, I thought I'd finally share one of the cards I made whilst attending the Happy Little Stampers Craft Retreat in Swindon last month.
At the retreat we all received a box of Brusho colours and for much of the weekend we were all getting messy and inky trying different techniques. I already own some Brushos but haven't really experimented fully with them so it was great to learn some new techiques. Kylie, my lovely 'boss' at Happy Little Stampers was a fantastic teacher and showed us how to create some awesome backgrounds. We also all received a Happy Little Stampers apron, very much needed when using these little pots of colour pigment!!!
So, this card was made using a section of the background I created with the laundry starch and cling film technique...
So this background was created by spraying laundry starch onto some watercolour card, sprinkling on some Brusho colours (I think I used Turquoise and Emerald here), spraying again and then covering with some crumpled up cling film and then leaving to dry. I stamped the flower and leaves image numerous times with VersaMark before heat embossing in white. I then cut the panel down and split it using a dotted border die. I stamped the sentiment directly onto my card base and then popped up the panels either side on 3D foam. For a final touch I added some clear Wink of Stella to the flowers.
The image here was from a stamp set I bought on route to the retreat, from Snazzys Stamping and Scrapbooking Store in Swindon. I met a few of my fellow retreat attendees in here where we might have spent a few pennies! Well, for me it landed right on pay day! Woohoo :)
- Cardstock: Daler Rowney - Aquafine Watercolour
- Ink: Brusho - Turquoise and Emerald; VersaMark; Versafine - Onyx Black
- Stamps: Dina Wakley Media - Scribbly Flowers; MFT - Beary Special Birthday
- Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
- Accents: Wink of Stella - Clear
- Other Materials: Laundry Starch, Cling Film
AAA Cards - Game #72 - New To You Technique (although not much white space I would still see this as CAS - please disregard if you think it's too busy)
Sweet Stampin' Challenge - No Designer Paper
Moving Along with the Times - Challenge #27 - Clean and Simple
Stamping Sensations - August Challenge - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - August Challenge - Anything Goes with a Stamp
Thanks so much for popping by, I'll be back with another post shortly.