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Saturday, 11 May 2013
Moon Collage cards
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.
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.
Stampers Anonymous stamp,U5-708 Moon Collage
Prima 6x6 Paper Pad , Craftsman
Embossing Folder, Tim Holtz Retro Circles ( comes as a 2pack with Sunrays)
28x37mm Watch, Riverside Beads
Krylon Spray Webbing, Black