Yesterday I posted my last project for the 7 days, 3 friends challenge which was created by Heather Jacobs. The lovely Amanda Branston nominated me to take part and I'm pleased she did, as I have really enjoyed taking part, so thank you Amanda. Now it is back to normal! Tonight I would like to share a card with you which was made for Imagination Craft's shows on the Hochanda T.V. Channel last December. I have used Imagination Craft's, Sparkle Medium and their bamboo stencil. What else do we all think of when we think of bamboo? yep, the gorgeous panda. As I cannot draw and do not possess a panda die, I improvised and used a Nellie Snellen metal stencil I purchased many years ago. Hope you like the end result.
Fold the white, scalloped card down the centre crease line, making an 8"x8" base card. Matt a square of black card onto the base card, leaving a half inch border of white card showing. Next matt a smaller piece of light green paper and then a smaller piece of black card, each time, leaving a small border.
Take a smaller piece of white card and colour the background with the Scattered straw, Victorian velvet and Tumbled glass distress inks.
Lay the bamboo stencil onto this card and tape down to your work surface with masking tape to stop it moving and dab some Hickory smoke distress ink through the design. Move the stencil to one side slightly, then dab the Tumbled glass ink through the design. Keeping the stencil in position, rub some Blue sapphire Sparkle Medium over the bamboo, I tend to use my finger to do this, (this is called the 'foiling' technique, the Sparkle Medium clings to the outside edges of the image and because you are rubbing it, the friction melts and flattens the glitter, which gives a much flatter appearance to the Sparkle Medium but you still get that lovely sparkle).
Tear a piece of green paper for the grassy hill and glue to the bottom of the coloured background card.. Glue this to the base card.
Using the metal panda stencil, put it through an embossing machine with some white card. Remove from the machine and keeping the stencil in position on the card, colour the ears, eyes etc., with a black pen. Repeat this for the second panda which faces in the opposite direction to the first one.
Cut out the pandas and glue them to the bottom of the card, sitting on the grassy bank. Well that's it finished. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and if you would like to leave me a comment I would be delighted. See you all again soon.
Love and rainbows,
Happy crafting and big hugs, Jennifer xx.