Wednesday, 24 February 2016

Crafty Card Makers - For a Special Woman

This week Woodware are sponsoring Crafty Cardmakers 

The topic Card for a Special Woman is of course an important card with Mothers Day fast approaching.   Something a little bit different is always appreciated.  So this week I have kind of stepped out of my comfort zone to use Clear Snap acrylic frames, alcohol inks and mica powders.

So here is my card

This is what you will need

1 A3 sheet of card
Small piece of white card
2 scraps of patterned papers
Clear Scraps Rectangular Deco Top medium frame
Stampendous Stamp and template set Fashion Dame NKStudio Jumbo
Alcohol inks - 2 greens, pumpkin and a blue and Gold Metallic
Olive Green organza ribbon
Versafine Black ink pad
Stampendous Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Heat gun
Applicator for alcohol Inks 

This is how I made it

1  Cut 2 pieces of card from the A3 sheet measuring 8'' x 10''  and 9'' x 10''.

2  Score the 9'' x 10''  so that the large area of the card is 8'' x 10'' the score line  should be folded and the smaller piece is placed inside and  and they are stuck together using either a strong double sided tape or a wet glue.

3  Take the scrap of white card and stamp the Fashion Dame lady using the Versafine black and cover with Detail Clear embossing powder and colour in using whatever medium you want. 

4  The suit is the next.  On to one of the patterned card/papers stamp the jacket part of the suit stamp using  the black Versafine inkpad, cover with the detail clear. embossing powder and heat

5  For the skirt piece I used some cream card that I had sprayed and used with a Dreamweaver large fern stencil .  I used 2 colours of spray ink in  green and pumpkin colour
You could use the same paper as the jacket or any other paper you may choose.  The image was stamped and embossed as in step 3.

6 Cut all the 3 pieces out, body, jacket and skirt.  The 3 pieces are then lined up and stuck together.

7  Next is the acrylic Clear Scraps Frame.  Take one of the protective layers off the frame. Load one of the blending applicators with 5 or 6 drops of alcohol ink and dab all over the frame. Repeat using the other 2 colours and then finally apply the gold metallic alcohol ink in the same way.  The colours will interact with each other and 2 frames will never be the same.  Put the frame to one side and allow it to dry.  This shouldn't take too long.
  8  Take a piece of lightly patterned paper and draw around the aperture of the frame and cut this rectangle of paper out.  This piece is stuck in the middle of the front of the base card, and then the message is stamped in Versamark and then a dark green mica powder is applied over the top.

9  The frame is now placed over the top of the sentiment piece and the space either side of the top centre is marked with a pencil.  Take a small hole punch and punch holes where the pencil marks are.

10  The ribbon is threaded through these holes and tied at the front in a bow and finally the lady is attached to the frame using a wet glue on the tips of the feet and the elbow.

There is the card completed .

Bye for now, thanks for stopping by. You can get more inspiration from the rest of the team by visiting the Woodware blog


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