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Saturday, 11 May 2013

Moon Collage cards

Two versions of a card using the same stamp here.
 For the first one, Distress Inkpads were dragged over a craft sheet, misted lightly with water, then white glossy card lay onto it.
 You can even use photo paper for this- in my Poundland, you can buy packs of 60 sheets of 4"x 6" for a quid- giving you loads to experiment with cheaply.

You can use it for a lot of inking techniques, but two things to remember:
 Don't try to heat emboss on it, or heat it to dry it out! The surface treatment starts to melt & burn.
 Also, it doesn't work very well for brayering blended colours. The ink sits wet on the surface for too long, and just tends to merge together into one colour.
Once the sheet had dried, I picked my stamp, and I love these sort of sheets for using with collage style images. I use my Stamp positioner to pick out the best placing for my image. You can also do this with a transparency sheet.
The image was stamped in Black Versafine and again left to dry. You could use Staz-on, which will dry instantly on this sort of surface.
I sprayed the base card with black webbing- that stuff is so messy, and goes everywhere!
 After all these bits were dry,I picked a blue and a pink pearl paper to matt the image onto, matting onto blue first, then cutting a slightly larger piece of pink paper. This one I cut diagonally from corner to corner then used these to frame the matted image, on opposite corners. Then I matted the whole thing again onto dull gold card.
 Once placed on the card front, I added a pocket watch embellishment in one corner, and some watch part cogs in the other. Also a blob of Glossy Accents to highlight one of the moon faces. The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of inked card.

The second version was in my WOYWW post this week. This background was created slightly differently. It uses plain white card, nothing fancy, and Adirondack Inks on a craft sheet. The inks were misted with water like before, but because this is just plain white card, you get a matte finish, as the card soaks up the ink.It was stamped in Versafine again and just matted onto a black background.
 A sheet of purple card was embossed using a Tim Holtz embossing folder and used to cover the card blank.
The printed paper is from a Prima 6 x6 pad called Craftsman.
I tore a piece off and sponged Faded Jeans Distress Ink around the edges. The Tim Holtz message was stamped with the Faded Jeans ink onto a scrap of the paper and also edged with it. A few cogs added with Glossy Accents again, and a blob on a different moon face to finish.

Stampers Anonymous stamp,U5-708 Moon Collage
Prima  6x6  Paper Pad , Craftsman
Distress inkpads
Adirondack inkpads
Glossy Accents
watch parts(e-bay)
Embossing Folder, Tim Holtz Retro Circles  ( comes as a 2pack with Sunrays)
28x37mm Watch, Riverside Beads
Krylon Spray Webbing, Black


gardenpinks said...

Same stamp, two different looks! Love them both and that is a great tip to use up all that mulberry paper we thought we had to have years ago :) I've still got piles of it left!
Lynn xx

Fandhmum said...

Both absolutely stunning, Shaz,
Rosie x