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Love Is In The Air A5 Stamp Plate – UMLOVE
Umount Repositional Foam Sheet : UMREPOST
White Thick Card 220gsm:P/N 40001
Non-Stick craft sheet: CRAFTSHELRG( Large ) – CRAFTSHELSM ( Small)
Cut `n` Dry Foam : FOAMCUT
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pads
Peeled Paint : THPEELEDPAINT & Fired Brick : THFIREDRED
Tim Holtz Peeled Paint Distress Stain : DSPEEL
& Fired Brick Distress Re-inker :DIFIREDBRICK
Perfect Medium: PERPADCL
Clear Cosmic Shimmer Black Sparkle Embossing Powder : CSEPBLKSPAR
Vintage Cream Seam Ribbon : VRCRE
Heat Gun : BLUEHEAT
Double Sided Tape : Tape 2S
Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks : Garden Set CSDIGAR
Step by Step Instructions
1 Often crafters have the colours they want to use for a project but they come in different product forms. This workshop has been produced to help you get the best out of the products you have using different methods.
2 Take a piece of white card and dab the distress ink onto the card to get it started & then swipe the ink across the card. Go over the card in places to create a darker area, this will add depth to the piece.
3 Take the coordinating ink pad and use the stamp from the word plate `Love is in the air` set. Stamp at random over the card, slant the stamp & overlap it to add texture to the worked piece.
Set the piece aside to dry or dry using the heat gun
4 Here I have used the `Fired Brick ` ink pad & refill ink as I don`t have the distress stain. So add a few drops of the refill ink to a mister and add water to create the required colour. Place a cut piece of card on the non stick craft mat & spritz the card with the ink.
5 Dab the card with a piece of kitchen towel to move the ink over the white patches. Continue until you have the required tones to the card.
6 Repeat the text stamping using the fired brick ink pad.
7 Use the cut`n`dry foam to distress the edges of the card with the opposite colour inks to coordinate the 2 colours together.
8 Cut a piece of white card slightly bigger than the red card to be used as a mat to enhance the red piece of card. Turn the white card over and emboss a straight line all around the edge of the card.
9 Embossing the card just adds to the effect of the piece. Now mat the white card & red card using foam pads to raise each piece.
10 Stamp 3 frames & 3 roses onto a piece of card using the perfect medium ink pad. Emboss using the black sparkle embossing powder. Cut one whole frame out with the scallops, and then the inner frame with straight lines, followed by just the heart. Now cut the whole rose out and then a rose head followed by a smaller rose & leaves.
11 Place a drop of the refill ink onto a white pallet and place a small amount of water in the hole. Now mix a little of the ink & the water together and place in the third hole.
12 Colour the rose heads with the red ink & then colour the stems using the green cosmic shimmer drawing inks.
13 Mat all the 3 layers of the rose frame up using foam pads and attach to the base backing sheets slightly off centre. Colour the roses & leaves using the same method as in the last step. Once dry add the single rose over the heart panel using 3D glue for a raised effect.
14 Here is a side view of the rose panel. Curve the rose petals to give depth to the piece and this will hide the glue or foam pads.
15 Take the vintage seam ribbon & tie a bow with 3 loops on each side.
16 Spritz some of the fired brick ink onto the non stock craft mat and roll the vintage ribbon into the ink. Once it`s completely covered dry the bow with the heat gun scrunching it as you go.
17 Stamp and distress the `you play on my heart strings` sentiment to add to the corner of the red backing panel.
Attach the coloured vintage ribbon to the top corner of the card.
Here is a close up of the finished project showing you how to make your own backing papers to match the colour scheme you which using the products that you might already have.
You will have favourite colours you can then add to your range as and when you can.