How're you doing? If you
are in the UK I'm sure you
will be looking forward to
the Bank Holiday...
Hope you've something nice
planned and the weather will
be good ......... Fingers crossed
for that .........
Claire Jackson is with us today
to share a beautiful card that
could be sent to anyone for any
"Cut a square of white card 41/8 x 41/8 inches.
Stamp the main bird vignette image and
emboss in black detail embossing powder
Tape down the harlequin stencil onto one half
of the card blank and mask off the other half
to prevent any stray specks of Brusho getting on it.
Sprinkle Ost. Blue Brusho over the stencil and
spritz the card and stencil with water.
Blot with a paper towel to remove any excess
water and remove the stencil.
Dry thoroughly with a heat tool.
Tape the stencil back in place.
Use the triangular stamp in the set
without a mount, tapping it on the
ink pad and pressing randomly
over the stencil.
Sprinkle ost. blue Brusho around the edge
of the embossed image and spritz
Blot with a paper towel to control
how much the crystals spread.
Sprinkle ost. blue onto a craft mat and mix with
a wet paint brush, paint over the bird before
diluting down to paint the bird seed box.
Repeat with violet and colour the flower and leaves.
Use the triangular stamp unmounted again
to add swirls around the edge of the main image
Add shaded lilac Distress Ink to darken
the edges and highlights with a gel pen.
Mount onto black card before securing to
the centre of the card blank"
Blue Fern Studios clear stamps: bird vignettes
Detail embossing powder: black
Tim Holts Layering Stencil: harlequin
Brusho: ost.blue, violet
Distress Ink: shaded lilac
Thank you Claire. That is such
a versatile card
What do you think Everyone? Do you
agree it is good to have a few cards
made up ready for any occasion?