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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