Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Scrapbooking | Minc Foiling

I had myself a marathon Minc session foiling everything I could lay my hands on.  It sounds like an extravagant exageration but it's closer to the truth than you'd think!

Amongst the big boxes of shiny treasure I eneded up with was a rainbow of butterflies which were calling out to be used together.  I took inspiration from the Lottie Loves Paper group on Facebook and an old layout by Marie - that is where the circular design came from.

I added some sewing (which got mostly covered up) and a lot of black and gold splatter.  I mixed 3 colours of mica powder in to a few drops of Liquitex black ink.  I'm seeing it as a failed experiment as the effect was minimal.  I think maybe the black pigment was so strong that it overpowered the mica or I just didn't add enough.  Anyway, if you look really close you may spot a tad of shimmer!

I added a few word stickers and some big black enamel dots and called it good.  It's VERY shiny and that makes me happy!

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Card Making | Rainbow

Such a simple card to make but it packs a punch, dontcha think?

The rainbow is made up of strips of card glued together. That is popped up on a black panel which is on a white card base.

I stamped and heat embossed a white sentiment on the black panel using a Skull and Cross Buns stamp and Wow! embossing powder.

I finished off with a few sparkles from Lucy's Cards.

Monday, 27 April 2020

Scraplifting A Card | Heather Hoffman

I watched a video from Heather Hoffman and was immediately inspired to create.  It doesn’t bother me that she was making a card and I wanted scrapbook – the process is the same and I believe all card making and scrapbooking skills are interchangeable.  It seems I’m making a habit of this; last month I scraplifted Laura Bassen.

Heather’s card was perfectly crisp and simple black stamping on a white background with a flash of sparkly gold washi over the top.  That is my inspiration and starting point.  I grabbed my largest floral stamp (because we have to scale things up to 12x12) and my memory MISTI and started stamping.  Heather’s composition was focused on the bottom left corner which is how I started off my stamping.  I stamped on to scrap paper and cut out a mask.  This allows me to overlap my images whilst protecting the images I’ve already stamped.  I used a little Tombow Mono Multi on the back of the mask so it would hold in place but release when I was finished with the masking.

I had a little issue with my ink pads.  I usually use an small ink cube for my black stamping but as I was ising a large stamp and stamping it 6 or 7 times I reached for a large ink pad.  The first one was too dry and the second wasn’t very black.  And so, my colour scheme switched from true black to blue black.

I added a strip of gold glitter scalloped washi.  I got this in a like for ever kit which tells you how old it is!  When I brought my photo to the layout I felt it worked better with the stamping in the top right corner so I turned my page 180ᵒ.  I used some Heffy Doodle dies to cut a title from some of the gold tape.  (I don’t really like calling it washi as it isn’t real washi tape.  It’s is fabulous tape but not washi.  Real Japanese washi tape is beautifully delicate and translucent.  They must cringe when they see what we call washi!)  These dies leave a little stitched detail in the middle of the letters.  

I finished off with some sequins.  I found some gold glitter sequins from SpiegelMom Scraps which were a near perfect match.  I switched from my intended black sequins and instead used some blue self adhesive sequins from Jillibean Soup.

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