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Rubber Art Stamping & Card Making.

Friday, 11 March 2011

Double the fun

These are some more images I stamped & coloured of the Morning Glory, but I wanted to create some different backgrounds from the alcohol inked ones. I decided it was time to play with some mica sprays I have to give me some pastel backgrounds.

At first the colours seemed a little too strong for what I  wanted, but how to tone them down?

Then I looked at the box of tissues by my workdesk.

So I dropped a tissue over the card, and lightly pressed it down. When lifted off, I was left with a lovely muted sheet of card, which still retained its mica sheen.

     I also got some interesting texture effects depending how much pressure was put on the tissue-

As usual, I got carried away with the technique.....

But, best of all, I had lots of lovely coloured tissues....which I also put aside to dry, and now I think these may come in very useful for working with the canvases! Oh, and the tissues also have a mica sheen to them!

Using my trusty stamp positioner to place my image to its best advantage....


Charli said...

Beautiful cards! And I love how you've even kept the tissues - a true crafter never throws anything away lol!!

That floral stamp really lends itself to pastel tones, but still without being too girly. And what a nice stash of backgrounds you have lol!

Charli x

MaggieC said...

You get carried away, Shaz! I would not have believed it of you. They are rather nice though, aren't they? I might try going back to mica backgrounds to see if that is any good for the kit I am trying to make up and get rid of. Anything for a little variation. It will have to be on darker backgrounds for those, though, I think.

Spyder said...

owoo these colours look amazing and what great fun, haven't like that since play school! I got the kids to blow through straws and made a lovely mess...I mean fabulous coloured page!! I have a little something on my blog for you!
you'll find it here!

Anne Marie said...

WOW! What a gorgeous technique! The soft colors are beautiful and I love how you saved the tissues. I can't wait to see what you do with them. SO pretty! :)

akilli melek said...

lovely effect, no wonder you couldnt stop!


Donna Heber said...


These are gorgeous images and I love the shimmer backgrounds!

DanielleP said...

Simply stunning cards! Can't wait to see what you do with the tissues!

Jovita said...

That's plenty of backgrounds to keep you busy ;) The flower image is wonderful with the background colors, very pretty.

Becky said...

Nothing like getting all your backgrounds done for future uses :).
Beautiful card.

Cindy said...

These are absolutely beautiful!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards!

Elizabeth said...

Brilliant tutorial and your cards are just lovely. Elizabeth x

Monica said...

So clever... thanks for sharing. Love this gentle pastel background. And those tissues look awesome as well. My daughter and I often play with tissue like that and then I finally use it on my cards... they are hard to stick though because of the layers.

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