I want to get more confident with layering paints and other colouring mediums, so when this post went past on The Crafter’s Workshop blog earlier this year, I thought I’d have a go at replicating the style.
This technique gives gorgeous results. I am always looking out for interesting ways to use my stencils and this one is very satisfying. The background is definitely the star here.
I like foil and I like stencils, so how could I not pick up a pot of Deco Foil Transfer Gel when I saw one of my regular shops had it in stock.
Rather than just grab a random stencil and quickly try it out, I thought I’d do a more thorough test with a couple of different types of cardstock and styles of stencils, and even applying it without a stencil.
[Warning: there are a lot of images in this post]
The bonus lessons for the wrap-up day of the Clear and Sheer card class were on shaker cards. I’ve made a few shaker cards in the past, but I’ve always used acetate for them; it had never occurred to me to use vellum, so I had to give it a go.
After my first experiment with the double-cut alphabet dies I had enough pieces left over to make another thank you sentiment; all I had to do was come up with a card to put it on. Cue more experimenting, this time with the new Distress oxide ink pads.
Now, embellishments are normally the last thing I think about when making a card, usually in a “what else does this card need” sort of way, so it was a novelty to have to consider them from the start. The only advice was “put on some sequins, enamels, ready”, but I couldn’t possibly bring myself to just do that — given a challenge, I like to do my utmost to really fulfil the brief.
So this card has sequins, ribbon, a chipboard and a charm, and a touch of Wink of Stella for that bit of extra sparkle. (Though I did forget the enamels!)
This card was created on 11th July: day 7 of The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge.
In response to the political mess in the UK following the EU referendum, my initial thought was to just add a single word expletive as a sentiment for this kitty, but I decided to fake some positivity instead…