Saturday, 9 June 2012

Girl in a Puffa Dress by Alan Scott

This stamp is from a stamp range that is slowly becoming one of MY FAV’s! I have just discovered Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley This stamp is from the Curious Corrin set. 


A4 blank card, constructed
Good white stamping paper
A4 backing paper (available for a freebie download! HERE)
Various ProMarkers in the colours of your choice 
1 blue/grey ProMarker
Small ‘Pony’ Beads
Manila file folder (to make the tag)
Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in colours matching the overall colour scheme
Glossy Accents
Ribbons (1 plain and 1 coloured)
Versafine Vintage Sepia
Memento Tuxedo Black & Lady Bug Ink Pads
Aged Mahogany Distress Ink Pad
3 lengths of thin satin ribbon
Small pots of paint (I have used a red matt emulsion and a golden yellow flat matt)
Good strong clear glue

Tape and normal items from our ever growing crafting tool box like scissors, craft knife, craft mat, paint brushes, glue runner, ruler etc.
Pot of glue: To make this put equal parts PVA glue and water.


This card will be broken down into several projects that will be brought together to make a card.

Stamp out using the Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. When dry using your selection of ProMarkers, start to colour and build up the image. When I had finished the colouring, I looked at what I had coloured and then wanted to ‘highlight’ it. Using the Glossy Accents, I filled in the eye part and the boots. The dress was decorated with the coloured PVA from Cosmic Shimmer. When this was done, I placed to one side to dry.

I cut out a tag shape (free tag download HERE) that was fatter than normal. When you're doing this paint distressing look, it's a lot easier than you think. All you need is a good strong base to work on. That's why I have suggested a buff manila folder.
Cover the tag with one layer of the colour you want to show through the top layer and leave to dry. When it is dry, take your PVA glue and cover the tag. Now then, before you go slapping the glue all over it, you have to go in ONE DIRECTION ONLY. When the glue has dried, you start to put the top layer onto the tag. Again, it's put on in ONE DIRECTION. When the paint starts to dry, the glue under the top coat will pull it apart. You can use a heat gun at this point. If you concentrate on one area it will start to bubble. This can add to the finished look, so don't worry when this happens.
When the tag is dry, take the Aged Mahogany ink pad and ink all the edges of the tag. The final part on the making of the Tag, was to take the eye stamp from the collection and stamp round the edges. This stamp was also stamped randomly over the backing paper in VersFine Sepia. Doing this will bring the topper and base together, even though they are different shades and hues.

Cover the base card with the paper you have chosen. Lay the larger ribbon into place and then secure the 2nd ribbon on top. Taking your thin satin ribbon, thread through the hole at the top and secure into place. Add some of those small ‘Pony’ Beads at the end, just to make the ribbons lay flat to the card front.
This is where you will need a very good strong glue. You have to secure the tag on to the card front. Now then, the tag by now is quite heavy due to layers of paint and glue, so gently fold into a flat shape and secure. Press down so that it's going to lay flat. The next step is to take the string and then loosen the wind. I placed another 5 ‘Pony’ beads onto each length. Again, a good strong clear glue was used to secure into place.
The final job was to place the stamped image onto the card, carefully cutting around the stamped image, leaving a small edge. This will be made to ‘disappear’ by using the blue grey ProMarker around the outer edge of the stamped image. Put some dimensional foam onto the back of the image and then secure into place.
There you have it, a card that looks very hard to make but when you know the way to do things, it's not. Just stand back and listen to all the praise and ‘How did you do that?’
Happy Crafting



  1. Dyan's stamps are fab aren't they? Welcome to the fanclub :-)

  2. Fab card. Look forward to seeing what else you create with Dy's fab stamps!

  3. A brilliant card, I love it.
    xxx Hazel.


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