Friday, 7 March 2014

Style Is Always In Fashion by Fliss Goodwin

Hi there, I have a card for you this week which uses just one stamp to make both the background paper and all the patterned panels to show you just how versatile a good background stamp like this one can be. I have some other ideas for its use too which I’ll be sharing very soon so watch this space!

Here’s What You Need:

Stamps Used:
 Deep Red Cling Stamps – Crochet Background, Clara Bow

VersaFine Satin Red and Onyx Black Inks
Distress Inks – Weathered Wood, Barn Door, Antique Linen
Cardstock – Manila, Grey, Smooth Stamping
Deckle Edge Scissors

Here’s How To:

·       First, make the background. I tried out a couple of ideas before I created this one as I already knew I wanted to make some panels with the background stamp and this is the one which worked to the best effect. You need a square of grey card cut to fit your chosen card blank.

·       Without using an acrylic block, ink up part of the crochet background with the Weathered Wood Distress ink and press onto the grey card. Repeat until you have patches of stamping on the card, leaving gaps to apply the red. Repeat the process with the Barn Door ink until you’re happy with the effect. There’s a photo below so you can see what mine looked like before I added the rest of the card elements.

·       Attach the background stamp to an acrylic block and stamp on to manila card, once with the Satin Red and again with the London Fog. Tear the panels out to leave distressed edges. I used a metal ruler as the card is quite strong.

·       Stamp the Clara Bow image on smooth card with the VersaFine black ink and trim to a rectangular panel. Make a mat by cutting a panel of manila card 1cm larger all round than the image panel, inking with Antique Linen and then stamping with the Weathered Wood and Barn Door and crochet stamp as for the background paper. Trim the edges with the deckle scissors.

·       Assemble the card as shown in the photo, adding washi tape before sticking on the image panel. The text panel was made by stamping the text on with the black ink, then over-stamping with the crochet stamp and Antique Linen. The edges were trimmed with the deckle scissors.


Don’t forget that our first challenge goes live at 8am today and the theme is a very easy one to start you off so we all hope you can enter. The prize is a £20 voucher for the shop and you have to be in it to win it!


Good luck!


Fliss x

1 comment:

  1. This is gorgeous Fliss. Fabulous stamping. Nicola x


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