Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Words Dont Come Easy- They do Now!

Hi. Leonie is back on Hochanda starting at 7 am, with a twist on her extremely popular Typography Collection, her shows are always fun and full of inspiration so please don't miss them. Today I thought I would kick things off by sharing a card I made for the last show, along with a step by step.

To begin with, I created 2 background papers. For these I used the Script stamp from Leonie's Photopolymer collection. I stamped the script onto Sheena Stamping Card using Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. Then added colour using the same pad along with Black soot around the edges.

I cut out the letters I needed from one of these backgrounds using the larger font in the collection.

Next I took an 8 x 1 1/4'' strip from The 8 x 8'' Steampunk Stories pad by Bee Crafty. I distressed it further and added colour using Tattered Rose and Antique Linen Distress Ink. I then backed this onto black card, leaving a narrow border.

My main background was a 7 1/2'' square of Sheena Stamping card. I used Cube Embossing folder from the Patterns Rule set by Leonie along the left hand side of the card. Then used the same Distress Inks to add more colour and texture before backing onto black card.

I chose some coordination papers to add some panels, which I also backed onto black card after stamping Leonie's wonderful frames and matching word stamps.

I cut out some words and definitions from a very old and battered dictionary to compliment the theme, backed them onto the coordinating papers and then black card. Finally I stamped the larger open flower from Leonie's 'Fly Free' Stamps set on the papers to create a layered single flower. Under this I added a tail, using a stamp from her 'Funky Tree' stamp set.

I hope you will tune in for the marathon of shows Leonie has for us tomorrow and join in the fun. Thank you so much for stopping by, more tomorrow and a sneaky peek for you later. Take care and Happy Crafting.xxx


  1. Love this card Nick,as ever such a clever use of the products. Always great getting a step by step from you too. Thanks for sharing,Nicola x

  2. Thank you Nicola, It's a very different look for me I think although people have said it's my style. Not really sure if I have a set style though. Maybe I just cant see it.xx