Hi everyone. Jenny here and it’s my turn to host a Technique Day tutorial with you. This will be more pictures than words so you can see what I’ve done rather than read about it, and I’m sticking with the theme of the current IndigoBlu challenge ‘Christmas in July‘ (have you entered yet?)
Use a brayer to apply a little Frosty Sky English Cottage Artist’s Acrylic paint (mixed with water) across a plain piece of white card.
Use a piece of Phat Foam to add more of the same paint to the new ‘Snowflake Lace‘ A6 background stamp and apply to random patches across the card. Wash your stamp straight away with cold water to remove the paint.
Use the same ‘Snowflake Lace’ stamp to apply Flitter Glu and ‘Sheffield Steel‘ Mega Flakes to the background in different random patches. Remember, if you don’t have Phat Foam, Flitter Glue or Mega Flakes in your crafty stash yet you can get them as a fantastic Flitter Glu Kit, complete with spatula and instructions.
Blend Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink over the whole background with a blending tool.
Rub over the whole card with a wet cloth (or baby wipe) to remove some of the ink from the painted and flaked areas. This will lighten the colour of the background to a softer denim shade.
Cut your background to fit your base card. Stamp the ‘Snowflake Lace’ background with a dark navy ink in areas not previously covered with snowflakes.
Stamp the sentiment using the ‘Design Merry Christmas‘ A6 stamp onto navy card with embossing powder, apply silver embossing powder and heat. You’ll see I’ve also stamped a gorgeous brand new forest scene stamp onto the same card using Flitter Glu and ‘Sheffield Steel’ Mega Flakes before fussy cutting around them all.
Here’s the finished card, with a few pearls added to the holly wreath for extra glamour. And here’s a couple of close ups…
Thank you for joining me today. I’d love to know what you think of what you’ve seen. How would you use these new Christmas stamps? Have you considered using paint with your stamps? And don’t forget that IndigoBlu challenge ‘Christmas in July‘. The whole team would love to see your projects and there are prizes up for grabs!
For now take care of yourselves,