Welcome to my blog today… it’s a busy day on the blogging scene. For this post, I am once again hopping with the amazing Creating Kindness Design Team. I am so honoured to be included as a part of this talented bunch. And it is so exciting to have Carolina Evans as our guest designer for May. Carolina is the most vivacious, lovely, talented lady and I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us. You can find Carolina’s blog here.
Here is a sneak peek image of just a few of the projects this month … just to whet your appetite for hopping around all the Creating Kindness Design Team blog participants listed below.
Cardmaking is all about technique. Everything is a technique, from fussy cutting to watercolouring to heat embossing. Today we are all featuring some sort of technique to do with creating. I have dug back into the recesses of my mind for a technique …. I can’t even remember it’s name … but I think it is called “ghosting”.
LOVE WHAT YOU DO
As part of the Share What You Love bundles available as a pre-release to the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue during May, Love What You Do is becoming a firm favourite on my stamping table.
I have combined this stamp set and the “ghosting” technique and created a little accordion card.
This is dead simple. The base card is 30cm x 13.5cm, scored at 7.5cm, 15cm and 22.5cm along the 30cm edge. .. or if you are an imperial girl, it is 12″ x 5 1/4″, scored at 3″, 6″ and 9″ along the 12″ edge.
Then just cut panels to fit the four panels on one side from your favourite Designer Series paper. I used a design from the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series paper. All that delicious paper in the pack and my favourite is this subtle water colour look Crumb Cake design. 🙂
The “ghosting” bit is achieved by stamping onto white card with Whisper White Craft Ink (Pigment Ink). Let it dry really well and then stamp the large shadow stamp from Do What You Love over the top. This works best with mid range or darker colours. I have used Calypso Coral, Berry Burst, Lovely Lipstick and Rich Razzleberry.
You should be able to see the light stamped image showing through the ink colour. Now you can line that image up (using your trusty Stamparatus or Stamp-A-Ma-Jig), and stamp a second image slightly offset from the white image to create a 3d effect.
To further highlight the flower heads against the coloured background, I used the small texture stamp to add shading, stamped three times per flower, stamping off before each stamping. The mantra was “Ink, stamp off, stamp centre … Ink, stamp off, stamp left …. Ink, stamp off, stamp right”. If you add a Do Si Do, Allemende Left, we have a square dance happening here.
I added a white embossed greeting or decorative element to each tag, rounded the bottom corners and added some Crumb Cake ribbon. Before adhering the back tag, I placed a longer piece of ribbon under the tag so that the little card can be all tied together with a bow at the front.
I am sorry there is no video for this one. I did a facebook live on it earlier today, so will attempt to get that uploaded to you tube shortly.
However many of the other Creating Kindness Team Members have created videos, so make sure you check out their videos. I will put the video list below the blog hop list.
Next up is the amazingly talented Jay Soriano at Mitosu Crafts … everything Jay does is mind blowing!
Here is the full blog roll ….
And here is the list of video participants this month ….
Maria WIllis – https://youtu.be/VIDKFFfbfMM
Lou Kitzelman – https://youtu.be/rT1XlhmpDK0
Sacha van de Kerkhof – https://youtu.be/u7Ou1rRvhxM
Jenny Hall – https://youtu.be/msYMmxeEMsA
Marcy Denning – https://youtu.be/0wva3uWJJJM
Carolynn Sander – https://youtu.be/lzarV3LZlO0
Jerim Dickins – https://youtu.be/BeXhsGKqUc8
Jay Soriano – https://youtu.be/fG0Cq_nYO4A
Techniques are always really interesting to check out, so hop around and have fun!