Well little man didn’t want to leave his daddy to go into nursery yesterday, I think it’s because when we went for the open day I stayed with him and he thinks that we can stay when we can’t- he’s a little bit confundulled the poor little dude. But he came out smiling when I picked him up so it can’t be all bad.
Ok on top my 3rd post for my GDT spot over at Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog – Make Your own Backing Paper. I really loved this challenge- I just love how you can start with a boring old plain piece of white paper and turn it into something much more – a beautiful piece of art.
WARNING- this is V-E-R-Y picture heavy!!!!
Firstly I cut my card to the size I wanted it to layer onto my card and then used masking tape to make stripes.
I used Antique Linen Disstress Ink to make the unmasked stripes slightly darker.
I used the script stamp from the Gourmet Set ‘Sealed with a Kiss’ to then stamp on this darker panels.
I then used the heart from the same set with Vintage Photo, when I inked the stamp up I firstly stamped it onto a scrap piece of paper before stamping it on my card to get a fainter image.
After removing the masking tape this is what it looks like.
I faintly went over the whole piece with Vintage Photo and an ink blending tool and the did the same technique of the double stamping with the script stamp all over the card.
When I got to this stage I thought it looked a bit … boring. So I sprayed a patch on my desk put my (coffee) cup in it and then placed it on my card..
I left it for a few seconds then took the water off with a piece of tissue, taking off some of the ink.
I still wasn’t happy so I added some splatters of water and then took the ink off with the tissue again….. oh and then added a spray of gold mica.
I then inked the sentiment panel but a tad more subtle then the base card.
Finally the finished card!!!
And some close ups…..
Hope I gave you some ideas today and have a great Tuesday xxxxx