- Start out with a blank card base, Wendy used the Sundance Felt card stock, white (this paper has a felt texture that is really nice!)
- Wendy used a piece of the Alexandra Renke paper, Ginko Leaves, on the left side of the card front. DO NOT TAPE IN PLACE, only use a very small piece of tape to "tack" it in place
- Next, Wendy used her Tim Holtz Stamp Platform to stamp the sentiment and fairy AT THE SAME TIME. To do this:
- ink up the 2 images with Versafine Clair ink, Fallen Leaves.
- Stamp down onto the front of the card base. PART of the fairy image WILL NOT STAMP.
- Now, pop-off the Ginko-Leaf paper, DO NOT RE-INK THE IMAGES!!
- Stamp down again in the EXACT SAME SPOT on the card. The ink that did not transfer the first time will now transfer all the way.
- Now, apply Detail Clear Embossing Powder to the entire card front (and that piece of Ginko Leaf paper with a part of the fairy image stamped on it!) and heat-set all the images.
- Use double-sided tape to fully adhere the Ginko-Leaf paper the the card front, on the left side.
- Use 3 colors of Tombow Markers (Wendy chose soft blue, green, and purple ones with similar colors to the Ginko Leaves) and colored onto an old CD (you can color onto a piece of plastic... it just needs to be a non-porous surface). Wendy used Waterbrushes to watercolor with the ink from the Tombow Markers .
- Finally, Wendy chose the Midas Touch Shimmer Pen, from Nuvo, to apply a coat of shimmer to the wings of the fairy and the "ground" we created with the Waterbrush and Tombow markers
This stamp comes with a nice sentiment too that pairs nicely with the leaf image
- Start out with an ivory card base. On the front of the card, at the bottom, adhere a piece of green dotted paper (Wendy chose a double-dot paper from BoBunny)
- Next, use your home die-cut machine and the Hero Arts Infinity Circle dies to cut out a large circle out of a piece of Dark Green card stock.
- Then, cut a slightly smaller circle out of lighter green piece of card stock.
- Finally, cut out a slightly smaller circle out of ivory card stock (this one will layer with the other 2 green circles you just cut out). In the middle of the large ivory circle, cut out a small circle.
- On your ivory circle, you will stamp the leaf image all around it. Wendy chose this leaf stamp because it is a "multi-step stamping" stamp. This means that when you stamp the 2 images with 2 shades of green ink, the image looks watercolored! Wendy stamped the BOLDER leaf image with Distress Ink, Peeled paint and the FINE LINE leaf image with Distress Oxide, Peeled Paint. **Yes, this is the same color but one is DYE-BASED INK and one is OXIDE INK. The colors look monochromatic when you stamp them on top of each other **
- Now, layer and paste the 3 larger circles together. The largest circle (dark green) will be at the very back, then the light green, then the ivory circle (this one has the middle cut out and leaves stamped all over it).
- Place a piece of green-striped ribbon down on the front of your card base, on the top edge of the dotted green paper.
- Now adhere your green/ivory circle stack onto the front of your card.
- Now on the tiny white circle you cut out from earlier, stamp the sentiment, Thank You. Wendy stamped the sentiment with Distress Ink, Peeled Paint. She also used the ink pad to rub along the edges of the tiny ivory circle.. this technique is called "inking"
- Use a pop-dot to adhere the tiny circle on the very front of the card in the middle of the ivory circle from earlier.
- Start off by using piece of 110# Solar White card stock to create a collage.
- On your Silicone Craft Mat, smoosh 4 colors of Distress Ink down. Wendy chose the Distress Ink colors: Festive Berries, Spiced Marmalade, Vintage Photo, and Rusty Hinge. Spritz the "smooshed" ink with water and do a mono-print onto your heavy weight card stock. Heat-set the card stock with a heat-gun.
- Next, spritz the same piece of card stock with Dylusions Spray Ink, Pomegranate Seed, and coat the paper so there are no white chunks of color on the page. Heat-set the card stock AGAIN using a heat-gun.
- Now, stamp the Background Slices stamps across the page using Versafine Clair ink, Chianti. Also stamp the Zen Leaf 2 on the card stock page using the same color of ink, Versafine Clair Chianti.
- Now that you have created a cool-looking collage, cut your card stock page down to size to mount on the front of a card base. Wendy backed the collage with a piece of black card stock THEN mounted it onto the front of her card.
- Now, stamp the sentiment, "You Make me Smile" on a small piece of white card stock using Versafine Clair Ink, Nocturne. Wendy also mounted this on a small piece of black card stock to add contrast.
- Cut small pieces of your collage art to add interest to the card! You can be as creative as you'd like!!
Just look how fun these cards are!!
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