Relax we're all Crazy by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone
Well it's been one of those weeks again this week when crafty time has been against me so I have quite a simple card for you this week using one of the new Carabelle Studio border stamps that was a must have addition to my collection.

I have created a one layer card that covers both the front and the back so I can show this complete stamp.

Here's What I Did:

First thing was to stamp the bird border stamp across the card blank and then mask it all off using masking gum. When that was totally dry I created my background using a mixture of Distress Oxides and Distress Inks. I used a piece of A4 acetate that I die cut a large circle from I then patted Tumbled Glass Distress Oxide onto the acetate and added light sprays of water to it, moving it around with a large paint brush. I then laid the acetate, Oxide side down onto the card blank to transfer the Oxide. A quick blast with the heatgun dried this off. I wiped clean the acetate and laid it back over and through the circle that I had cut I blended Scattered Straw and Spiced Marmalade Distress inks blending with a stencil brush, I lightly softened the colours into the sky. Doing it this way means that the 2 processes do not contaminate each other.

When all the ink was dry I removed the masking gum and coloured these fabulous birds using waxy coloured pencils blending the colours using paper stumps and blending solution. A Tim Holtz snarky sticker finishes it off. 

Here's What I Used:
Carabelle Studio Stamp - Des Oiseaux sur un Fil by Alexi
Distress Oxides - Tumbled Glass
Distress Inks - Scattered Straw & Spiced Marmalade
A4 Acetate
Paper Stumps
Card Blank

Have a fabulous week and I'll see you all next Tuesday
Amanda X

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  1. Love this cheery and quirky card Amanda. The birds are all so colourful and the background is fabulous.
    Fliss xx

  2. The glow of the sun against the inky sky is great, and I've fallen in love with your crazy little rainbow birds - beautifully done.
    Alison x

  3. Love this ! Amanda. All those glorious colours and quirky birds make me smile ! Great idea to take the design across both front and back of the card . Tfs and inspiring x


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