Sunday, 13 June 2021

Dragonfly Garden Alcohol Technique

 



It's time to hop again with




Splish, splash! Splish, splash! Anything water-related is the theme for this month! Splashes in the tub, fish splashing in the stream, waves splashing against the shore, golashes and/or barefeet splashing in puddles. 

I have chosen to make a birthday card for a very special friend who has been in my life since we were both 3 years old! As we are both turning 65 this year, it's a very long friendship!

The colours I have used are ones that always make me think of her and her childhood home. I've used the Stampin' Blends alcohol technique on vellum for the background, which made me think of water and added a dragonfly as you often see them hovering over water.




Card Measurements

Card base:    29.7cm x 10.5cm scored at 14.9cm and folded

1st layer:    14.5cm x 10cm

2nd layer:    14.2cm x 9.7cm

3rd layer:    14.2cm x 9.7cm

Inner layer:    14.5cm x 10cm

Instructions

  • Colour randomly sized circles of Stampin' Blends on vellum (3rd layer) in various colours (I used Night of Navy, Bermuda Bay, Misty Moonlight and Balmy Blue)
  • Spritz coloured circles on vellum with 100% alcohol until happy with the effect
  • Let vellum dry or dry with heat tool
  • Stamp sentiment on vellum in versamark
  • Heat emboss sentiment on vellum using black embossing powder
  • Adhere vellum (3rd layer) to 2nd layer (I use a piece of sponge to spread glue so it doesn't show through the vellum)
  • Adhere 2nd layer to 1st layer
  • Adhere 1st layer to front of card base
  • Stamp sentiment on inner layer
  • Adhere inner layer to inside back of card base
  • Stamp dragonflies on scrap
  • Colour dragonflies with Stampin' Blends
  • Punch dragonflies out
  • Adhere dragonfly to front of card with dimensionals
  • Adhere dragonfly to inner layer using glue dots



You are on my page - Deb Macdowell - Inkstability. I hope I was able to inspire you to try the alcohol technique! Next up is Alejandra Gomez and I'm sure you will find lots of inspiration on her blog! Simply click on the link below or click on the names in the list.


Cheers
Deb xx




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Friday, 11 June 2021

Birds & More

 



This card was inspired by Sam Calcott. It's a tower pinwheel fun fold card. A fun card but the way I've done it, it's definitely a hand deliver one!




Card Measurements

Card base:    21cm x 17.5cm scored at 2.5cm, 5cm, 7.5cm, 10cm, 12.5cm and 15cm along 21cm side

Flaps:    17.5cm x 6cm (x 5)

1st layer:    17cm x 5.5cm (x 6)

2nd layer:    17cm x 1.5cm (x 6)




Instructions

  • Die cut leaves along edge of all 5 flaps and at the edge of the card base after the 15cm score line (ie. 21cm)
  • Adhere 1st layer to flaps and die cut edge of card base
  • Adhere 2nd layer to flaps and die cut edge of card base
  • Adhere edge of card base to 2.5cm score line so edge of card base lines up with 15cm score line (on 2nd layer side)
  • Adhere flaps by butting left hand edge to score line at overhang (so beginning at the overhang on the card base and turning the card base one panel at a time counter clockwise until all 5 flaps are adhered)
  • I also cut 4 x 1cm x 3.5cm pieces of acetate and folded 1cm back. These were then attached to 4 sides of the hexagon using glue dots. I die cut a circle of leaves and attached so the folded back pieces of the acetate were each side of the circle - two on each side)
  • Die cut bird from Ombre Specialty Paper and adhere to circle of leaves



I hope you enjoyed my take on Sam's card.





Cheers
Deb xx




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Thursday, 10 June 2021

True Love Farewell

 



DSP is something I often struggle to use. I see it and I have to have it but then I'm not sure how to use it. 

True Love DSP is one that I didn't get to use much. I #loveitchopit without any issue, it's combining it with the layout that causes me problems.

Anyway, today I have chosen to colour a portion of the DSP front and used the back as a contrast. I coloured the stipes in the same colours I used in the flowers to tie them together. I teamed it all with some of the new In Colours.




Card Measurements

Card base:    21cm x 14.9cm scored at 10.5cm and folded

1st layer:    14.5cm x 10cm

2nd layer (DSP):    14cm x 9.5cm then cut into two unequal pieces

Inner layer:    14.5cm x 10cm

Scrap for sentiment

Instructions

  • Colour image on DSP
  • Colour back of DSP
  • Stamp image/s on inner layer
  • Colour image/s on inner layer
  • Adhere 2nd layers to 1st layer
  • Adhere ribbon/s to 1st layer
  • Adhere 1st layer to front of card base
  • Adhere inner layer to inside back of card base
  • Die cut sentiment from scrap
  • Die cut matting from scrap
  • Adhere sentiment to matting
  • Adhere matted sentiment to front of card using dimensionals
  • Adhere sequins to front of card
  • Colour flower petals on DSP with Wink of Stella



Thanks for visiting my page.

Cheers
Deb xx


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