Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Happy Birthday & Money wallet

Morning all
For todays card i am blogging a birthday card i made for my sister along with a money wallet.

I've recently been inspired by Clarity Stamps and the techniques she uses, so i thought i might have a go myself.

First i have taken some 7x7 card and placed the woodland stencil on top. Next i have torn some copy paper to make the hill & placed it roughly in the middle followed by a circle placed in the sky area to create the sun.

I have then used the clarity stencil brushes and inked the sky using Salty Ocean Distress Ink, trying not to be to heavy handed. Once i had an undercoat of blue, I've placed a Clouds mask over the sky and the continued to ink.

Once happy with the sky i have moved onto the foreground. For this i used  Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and the stencil brushes starting with the lowest hill. All i have done after that is moved the torn hill paper up into a different position and inked again and repeated until i was happy. Each time being a bit lighter on the ink to try and add depth to the image.

I have used the Forest Ridge stamp and inked into position. Using the torn hill paper i have placed it under the tress and created some small hills and shadow.

To do the sun i have removed the mask and placed the piece of paper i cut the sun from back around the sun. This has allowed me to ink the sun without affecting the sky.

To create the look of looking through i have drawn around the edge of the stencil using a black micron pen.

To finish i have stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from Stamps Away collection and mat and layered onto blue and green card.

My sister liked it and i hope you do to.

But i didn't stop here. I wanted to play with my Gelli plate and another technique i have seen Barbara from Clarity Stamps do. 

All i have done is inked the Gelli plate directly with the same inks i used for the card in random areas. (start with your lightest colour first). Then give it a light spray of water and move the ink around to blend with a clear plastic bag. All i did next was place a piece of card onto the Gelli plate to transfer the image and removed. Cut down to size and inked the sentiment and flowers, mount onto black card and stuck it to the Wallet, Insert money and Voila

I really liked the affect this Gelli plate and water technique has given and i hope you like these cards as much as i enjoyed making them. Thanks

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