Hello 🙂 Thank you for coming to visit us today.
The lovely Kim Robertson is here with a gorgeous new card to inspire you, along with a very detailed step by step tutorial…
Today of course is the turn of my very special team Visible Image to be featured on our little blog. Each week I have been featuring just a couple of stamps to do some different styles of cards without using too many stamps, but I really wanted to use a few more this time… so I used quite a few on this one!
A few weeks ago I don’t know if you remember but I did a card in all grey (not quite 50 shades but a few haha!) with a pop of colour, and I just love that style. It’s so elegant, so I thought Id have another go at it.
I hope you like it , I really truly love this style and enjoy creating it for you all to see.
I just love the dreamy soft background effect , with the grasses billowing at the front .
So to start this one I took some plain white card and perfect medium sticky ink with some clear embossing powder to create those gorgeous billowy white strands of grass which seem to sit right at the front of where your eye is pulled to look with the sentiment, below you can see that the melted embossing powder really stands proud once the inks start to be rubbed into the images.
Here I moved on to the sides of the card and began stamping some of the Bronte border stamp randomly, in fact, I love this stamp so so so much I ended up putting a lot more on the card than I originally intended haha. I was using a combination of 2 different Momento Grey ink pads for this stage, London Fog and Grey flannel were the shades. I also stamped some of the Small butterfly stamp flying off the top of the page.
This is where I knew I had to leave a gap but had no clue what size haha.. I started to add some of the momento inks to the edges to give the card a good grounding and pull the eyes to the centre.
This is the first layer of ink and you can already see a huge difference cant you folks.
Next I used the grey momentos again, and re stamped the grass over the white embossing so that there is darker grass peeking from behind the white, I also stamped out 2 of the larger butterflies. I also took a couple of shades in the Ice greys from the promarker alcohol pen selection and drew close next to the blades of grass created before. I have also given the butterflies a very small outline around the butterflies too, which again is all designed as an illusion making it look like the blades of grass could almost be walked through and I just love it all in grey scale too.
So here is where I start to bring in a little colour , I stamped out my two dragonflies, I used my momento ink and a water brush to pull out a little colour and add some little extras to the butterflies too. I also stamped the word believe from the Follow your dreams set, I again used my promarkers in a few shades of ice grey to make it pull off the page a lttle.
Here are the two blues I used to pull in some colour on the dragonflies etc.
I also stamped out the other sentence in the little Follow your dream set, and rolled up the corners a little flicked some water and highlighted the edges of the little circles to make them look like bubbles. I used a white gel pen for that.
So the last couple of pictures were just a few final finishing touches really, with the tiny burlap bows with the little sparkle stones for the centre. I added the sentiment onto foam and added it to the card and used bucket load of glitter onto some glossy accents but as per usual you cannot really see too much of the glitter picking up the light through the screen but this one really does sparkle lots.
I was really please how this card came out you could do this style with any colour, using just a couple of shades of a bland colour on its own, but as soon as you add the colour it really comes to life.
I said I used a few!
So I hope you will dig out whatever stamps you have, and have a go at creating something like this with a sepia background or a black and white background. Or maybe you will attempt the grey scale, it truly is great fun to try and looks stunning with just that suggestion of colour.
I would love to see your finished pieces, so do not hesitate to show off your work in our Facebook Group
… there’s a monthly show & tell challenge
for your chance to WIN some gorgeous stamps!
Lots of love and hugs
WOW! Kim this is stunning! LOVE this effect! Gorgeous card and a brilliant tutorial… thank you so much!
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We will see you here tomorrow with an awesome new card from Teresa Morgan!
Have a great night 🙂
Mark & Helen xx