Hello by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone
Well what a past week I have had, due to some electrical works I have had to had done at home I have had to empty most of my craft room to allow the electrician to get to where he needed to go and if I ever needed confirmation that I have far to much stuff that's done it! I have nearly got everything back in so needless to say I haven't had much crafty time so I have made a card from a background I made a couple of weeks ago.

Here's What I Did:

My background was created using a gel plate and a texture plate by Art by Marlene. Firstly I brayered 4 colours of Dina Wakley acrylic paint across the gel press and pulled a print of the blended colour. I then covered the Gel Press with a layer of black acrylic paint and pressed the printing stamp into the paint to lift the paint off with the stamp and quickly took a print of it on top of the previous blended print. I also dropped the printing stamp into water as acrylic paint can ruin your stamp if you let it dry on it.

I then cut the background to the size I wanted. I didn't want to cover up to much of the background but felt it needed something so painted 3 of the greyboard bits and pieces using black and white That's Crafty! Multi Surface Paints. I cut a strip of vellum and stamped the word Hello on it with Versafine black ink and heat embossed it with black embossing powder. 

I then matted onto black card and added to a 7" x 7" card blank.

Here's What I Used:
Gel Press (various sizes available)
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paints assorted colours 
That's Crafty! Surfaces Greyboard Bits & Pieces - Flowers
Stencil Card
Black Embossing Powder
7" x 7" Card Blank
Hope you have a fabulous week and I'll see you next Tuesday
Amanda X

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  1. Such a striking card Amanda and the way you made the background looks amazing.
    Fliss xx

  2. Fabuloous card Amanda . Love the background - it reminds me off those kits you could buy as a kid where you scratch off the black surface to reveal the colours beneath. Just the roght amount of added extras to allow it to shine too . x

  3. Aaagh - what a nightmare. Hope you are allowed back into your craftroom soon. Happy you had this cool card ready to go. The black gelli print pull looks so good.
    Alison x


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