Tuesday, January 4, 2011
I decided to enter the challenge at Stamping 411 again this week. Their team have created lots of “beautiful and pretty” cards, but I decided to do something a little different! Mine isn’t really beautiful is it, but it’s a good male card.
I decided to use my Nature’s Nest set again and I tried out a new technique on the old olive background piece. I had seen a technique on Jackie Topa’s blog called Faux alligator, which looked very effective. Look here if you’d like to see how it’s done she is such a talented stamper. I used the same technique but did a kind of swirly pattern, trying to mimic the turtle shell. So I did Faux turtle (or is it a tortoise?) technique instead.
I watercoloured the turtle and then used my versamarker pen over the top of that and clear embossed it, to give him a shiny shell. (Although if he’s a tortoise he probably wouldn’t have a shiny shell would he?) Then I cut him out and popped him up on dimensionals.
I used the Teeny tiny sentiments set again too. The stamp actually says “i’m so sorry” but I used a choc chip marker and my stampamajig to add the extra “i’m” at the end.
It’s probably not a good sign that at the start of the year I’m making cards for when I don’t send someone a card on time is it!
Do you think that’s crazy? Probably………
Stamps : Nature’s nest, teeny tiny sentiments, sanded
Card : Choc chip, early espresso, old olive, river rock, confetti white, watercolour paper
Ink : versamark, stazon, choc chip marker, choc chip
Other : word window punch, clear embossing powder, white pen, aquapainter, dimensionals, big shot, timeless type junior alpha, watercolour crayons