Hope you managed to watch Sue and Lisa on Hochanda T.V. at 8pm this evening. What a brilliant show and oh! those fabulous new colours of Starlight paints, I love them, so pretty and rich. Tonight I would like to share another of my cards which got a showing on tonight's programme. For this I have used the 'foiling technique.' I have also used one of Imagination Craft's gorgeous new stamps.
Begin by folding the card down the centre crease line, making an 8"x8" base card on which to work. Matt a square of lavender paper onto the base card, leaving a narrow border of the cream showing.
Take a slightly smaller piece of cream card and lay the 'scallop shell' stencil onto it, then rub the distress inks through the design. As the stencil is not big enough to cover the whole piece of cream card, you will have to keep moving the stencil, keeping the pattern correct, in order to fill the whole piece of card. This does take a little time but I think it is worth it in the end. Do be careful not to smudge the ink when moving the stencil around the card.
Wash and dry the stencil, then lay it back in position on the inked shell pattern. Using some cut n' dry foam or your finger (I prefer to use my finger but it does get colour stained but it does eventually wash off lol!) and rub the Sparkle Medium through the design on the stencil. As you rub the Sparkle Medium , the friction flattens the glitter and pushes it to the outside edges of the stencil, leaving the centre clear. This is called the foiling technique. It also outlines the shells on the inked design.
Take some white card and stamp the 'cow parsley' onto it, using a Versamark pad, then using a heat gun, heat emboss with white embossing powder. Colour over this with the distress inks, rub off some but not all of the inks from the white embossed areas. Colour the edges of the stamped image with the 'bright fuschia' Starlight paint and add a little 'old rose' Sparkle Medium around the edges too. Cut a slightly larger square of blue card and dry emboss using the 'mountain stream' stencil, then glue the cow parsley image to it.
Matt this onto a larger piece of lavender paper, then onto your shell patterned card. Next fix a piece of blue satin ribbon across the front of the patterned card, approximately 1" up from the bottom and glue this card to the base card.
Glue a ribbon bow to the centre of the ribbon and glue three silver domes to the top left and bottom right of the image.
Please don't forget to tune in to the Hochanda T.V. channel tomorrow (Thursday 18th Feb.) at 9am. 12pm. 4pm. and 7pm. GMT to see Sue and Lisa B demonstrating these fab new products. I'll see you again soon.
love and rainbows,
Big Hugs Jennifer xx.