Hi there, this week I have a card to share to send to someone who needs a bit of encouragement to cheer them up, perfect to send to anyone you know in that situation I think and hope you do too.
Carabelle Studio A6 Stamps – Bloom by Birgit Koopsen, Visage Helena
Distress Inks – Fossilized Amber, Twisted Citron
Archival Inks – Watering Can, Fern Green
Acrylic Paints – Oranges, Greens, Yellow
Use the Gelli Plate to make some papers in shades of orange, yellow and green or do as I did and use up some of the scraps from my bits box. I always save the leftovers as they’re ideal for stamping smaller images like flowers and leaves, meaning you don’t need to do any colouring, which is always a bonus!
Make a card blank from manila cardstock and then use the stencil to apply the quatrefoil pattern directly on the card in a random pattern with the Distress inks. Once you’ve covered the front of the card, sponge the same inks lightly over the top to add colour and draw the stencilling together.
Cut a panel of yellow painted paper and use the stencil with the Distress inks to apply a pattern. You’ll see my pattern is both orange and green. This was done by stencilling one colour first, then moving the stencil and applying the second colour in the gaps.
Stamp some flowers and leaves from the stamp set on the orange and green painted papers – I used the smaller images and stamped 2 flowers and 6 leaves. I cut these out and then drew the stalks on some of the scrap green paper with a black Sharpie pen and cut those out.
Stamp the Helena image on manila cardstock with the Fern Green ink and add colour to just the lips, eyes and her nail with the coloured pencils. Cut her out and add a defining line to form her back with a green pencil.
Assemble the card by adding black Small Talk stickers to the top and bottom of the stencilled panel. Stamp the stand out sentiment in the bottom left corner of the card. Add the Helena image together with the flowers and leaves as shown to finish.
Have a great weekend and see you next week.