I’ve had something of a card-making frenzy this weekend, so this is the first of many cards I’ll be posting this week!
To make this card, I first created the distress ink background with a blending tool on white cardstock, then mounted it on black glitter paper and trimmed it close. When blending the ink, I left a white section for my sentiment: ‘It’s not how old you are, but how you are old.’
I adhered this embellishment then started stamping around it in black ink. I chose balloons, candles and presents for a birthday vibe. I really like the monochrome with the splash of blue in the middle.
Tim Holtz Distress Inks, ‘Peacock Feathers’ & ‘Broken China’ –http://www.countryviewcrafts.co.uk/tim-holtz-130-c.asp
Present, balloon & candle stamps – www.clearlybesotted.com
Black glitter paper, white card stock & ‘how you are old’ stamp – www.hobbycraft.co.uk
For some reason I really love making wedding cards. The great thing about this one is that you could use it for any wedding stationery – menus, invitations, RSVPs etc. I went for words that could follow ‘wedding’ but you could just have words that relate to it instead if you prefer.
I also love monochrome, so I really like the effect of this card with just a little touch of blue. The first thing I did was trim my white card down and rub on the word ‘WEDDING’ at the top.
Then I started working on the stamping. It took ages because of assembling all the words out of alphabet stamps, but you could still make a lot of these in a short space of time because you’d assemble it once then stamp it several times. Once I’d stamped all my words, I stamped the cake image at the bottom (and decided to put ‘CAKE’ in capitals because of this).
Finally I did a bit of shading on the cake and added a touch of blue with Spectrum Noir markers, then cut down the black glitter strip and stuck that at the side.
Lawn Fawn’s “Jessie’s ABCs” stamps – makethedayspecial.co.uk
E-Z rub-on transfers – http://www.royalbrushstore.com/products/productdetail/RUB-ROY509+-+WEDDING+SENTIMENTS+RUB+ON/part_number=RUB-ROY509/18.104.22.168.33772.2625.2630.0.0?pp=12&
Black glitter card, white card and wedding cake stamp – http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk
Spectrum Noir pens – http://www.spectrumnoir.com/
Almost forgot about Manly Card Monday today! I’ve tried a chalkboard effect this weekend, and gone for a hobby card because the gingham background stamp kind of made me think of golf clothes once it was all down on paper.
This is a really easy card to make, and you could make a ton all in one go.
Showcasing Lawn Fawn’s gingham backdrops stamp
I trimmed the black card to how I wanted it and started stamping my pattern. This stamp is long and thin, so I found the best way to cover the card was to overlap, alternating my stamping horizontally and vertically.
The sentiment is stamped in Versamark ink and embossed with Wow bright white powder. I added stitches around the black part with white gel pen and coloured the golf-bag stamp with Spectrum Noir markers, leaving a white border when I cut it out.
I have had a host of new products arrive today so I’m sure I’ll have a few posts up this week!
Gingham backdrops stamp – lawnfawn.com
White ink pad – http://www.needlecraftandbeads.co.uk
White gel pen – http://www.paperchase.co.uk/
Golf stamp & black card – http://www.hobbycraft.co.uk
Birthday sentiment – http://www.clearlybesottedstamps.com/collections/stamps