Friday, 13 September 2013

Wetlands x 2 similar but different

I had such a fab morning yesterday in the middle of a rather hectic day.  What was I doing?  Crafting at a Workshop with the best bunch of ladies.  The card above is the one we made.  

I had great fun with this one getting all inky.  Sometimes not in the right places but we'll skip past that bit!  

We started off making the scene on the Glossy Cardstock panel.  First we stamped these gorgeous Wetlands birdies in Black Stazon.  Then we inked up an Acrylic Block by tapping it down the length of Marina Mist ink pad then spritzed it with a fine mist of water.  This caused hilarity whilst we tried not to spray each other with water!  We then pressed this onto our Glossy cardstock and carefully lifted.  We then used a Sponge Dauber to go over any white areas or to soften any hard lines.  Everyone achieved beautiful different effects.  We did the same with Crumb Cake along the top.  Then for a little added interest we stamped some of the grasses around one edge in Cajun Craze.  The panel was attached to a Basic Black mat which helps make the colours pop.  A White Gel Pen adds the flashes of white back into the birds.  

I stamped in Whisper White the sentiment from the set onto the Cajun Craze mat.  To finish off we attached some Baker's Twine along the bottom. 

This was a second sample to show how you could dress it up a little differently.  Some Cajun Craze was sponged around the the grasses edge and the panel was popped up on Dimensionals. The sentiment this time was stamped in Marina Mist and a ribbon tag was made by trimming round the sentiment and by using the Petite Curly Label punch at an angle.  A candy dot finishes off the tag.  The Adorning Accents Edgelit gives a lovely scalloped border and under that I tucked some Natural Trim Ribbon. 

My ladies all said they would have flicked past this set but they all loved using it and hopefully I've inspired them to look at in a new light. 

Supplies List 
All Stampin Up! 

Card - Marina Mist, Cajun Craze, Basic Black, Glossy
Ink - Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Black Stazon
Stamp - Wetlands
Punch - Petite Curly Label
Edgelits - Adorning Accents
Ribbon - Natural Trim
Other - Candy Dots, Dimensionals, Bakers Twine, White Gel Pen

If you would like to order any of the above or the other supplies from the current catalogues then please get in touch either by e mail or call 07827923123.  I would be delighted to help you with your crafty projects.  A parcel of lovely goodies could be winging it's way direct to your home in the UK, Deutchsland, France, Nederland or Osterreich.


Gillian R said...

These are gorgeous Aileen, sounds like a fun class!

Valerie-Jael said...

They are both gorgeous, although my fave is the first one. Valerie

Suze Bain said...

Had a fab morning Aileen, it was great getting inky! Xx

Faith A said...

This is beautiful, love the webbing under it too.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Gorgeous backgrounds with the acrylic block, Aileen! I love the final layout designs, too!

I am going to a "show and tell" workshop on the 25th and have just bookmarked this as an idea. I was planning to do the smackin' acetate, but there are only going to be five of us, so I think I'll have time to do the block, too (which I've not done yet), and we can see if/what the differences are. So thank you!

Shawn Crawford said...

Love these cards. Thanks for sharing the technique. Can't wait to try it.

Bonnie said...

I love this set and what you've done with it! I'll have to remember it for a future class. Although, I don't know if I can trust these gals with a spritzer!

Gay Peplow said...

Looks like you had a lot of fun :D The cards are brilliant too, great background effects and super colours. I really like the stamps, good for almost any occasion, hugs Gay x

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a fun class Aileen! and you made beautiful cards,I do like that set ad you made good use of it here :)
Have a lovely day,
Nessa xx

sheila 77 said...

Both cards are very attractive and I enjoyed reading how you made them. It was good to see two versions.

Kim S said...

What a lovely effect! It is so perfect for the scene!


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