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Sunday, 22 February 2015
Birthday Card with Indigo Blu stamp
I mentioned last week we were going down to Plymouth, for a friends 30th birthday meal, so a card was a necessity. The stamp used, by Indigo Blu is one of their 'Dinkie' range, it measures 3" x 2 1/4", and features a Penny Farthing, which seemed perfect, as Rob is a keen cyclist.
The card is based on samples I saw at Pink Tulip crafts quite a while ago, when I bought the stamp.
Out came the trusty stamp positioner, as I cannot 'eyeball' this sort of thing, I'd never have got an even spread of the stamping. Its just 3 images stamped from one inking, so they gradually fade out.
I did one pretty much the same as the samples.
Same inks, but this time in bands across the cardstock.
Then I tried a sort of half and half.
The corners were punch with a SW punch- can't remember when I last used that,and matted onto dark Blue cardstock.
Dark blue brads in the corners.
For the front of the card, I used some Tim Holtz paper from the Lost and Found paper pack, which features a bicycle themed sheet, in french.
The sentiment was stamped in the same Cobalt Blue Archival, onto an offcut sponged the same as the main image, then punched and matted to match.
The numerals for 30 are a set of stamps from Dimension, who used to be Dimension Fourth. I stamped them in the same ink onto offcuts of the backing paper, and attached them with Pinflair glue gel.
I now have a number of stamped, and some inked, images left over.
When I was looking at the samples after I'd done this card, to get the image for this post, I noticed the Butterfly card in the left corner. Its been done with Adhesive film and Glamour dust. So, I thought, I wonder what one of these images would look like?
Before I peeled the backing off, I burnished it down well with a hard rubber roller.
Peeled off the backing paper, and sprinkled it with Glamour Dust, in Crystal. Rubbed over it first, to make sure it was well covered, then tipped the excess off.
Came out looking pretty good, I thought.
I matted it onto some pale blue card, stamped a sentiment and matted that onto pale blue too.
So, two cards out of one idea.