Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Tree of Life

Morning, Great too have you join me this morning. I am sharing one of the cards I made for the launch of 'A Little Bird' stamps and stencils from Clarity, Barbara launched them last weekend. If you would like to watch the shows for inspiration, they should still be available on "Rewind' via the Hochanda website.

You Will Need:
Clarity 'A Little Bird' Stencil
Clarity 'Life' From the Stamp Club
Clear Embossing Powder
White Stamping Card
Centura Pearl White/Silver Base Card
Black Card
Distress Oxide Blueprint Sketch
Distress Oxide Seedless Preserves
Distress Oxide Wilted Violet
Versamark Ink Pad
Black Soot Distress Ink

Step 1: Ink up the reverse of your stencil, using the Distress Oxide Inks. Then run through your machine, this will give a wonderful emboss to the finished image. Coat this with clear embossing powder and heat. Next stamp 'Life' using Versamark and again heat emboss with the clear powder.

Step 2: Use Black Soot to completely cover the whole area. You want to get a really dark solid black. Trim around the full stencil, including the rounded corners.

Step 3: Mount onto black card, leaving a very narrow border, ten mount onto your white base card.

This technique gives the illusion of a coloured die cut which has been mounted onto the black card.

Thank you so much for joining me today, I do hope you have enjoyed the tutorial along with the finished card. I hope you will join me again very soon to see what I have to share with you. For now, Take care and Happy Crafting.xx

1 comment:

  1. Love the colours that you have used for this one and the effect that the technique gives.
    Thank you for sharing Nicola x