Hi there! We are back with another awesome card that Mark demonstrated on Create and Craft TV last week.
This card was originally created for our March show but, as the face stamps sold out so fast, Mark didn’t get to demo it!
After sharing photos of it on social media, he had been inundated with requests to show how he created it..
This card didn’t actually turn out how Mark had planned it, but in fact a mistake turned it into quite
a genius creation! It is certainly very striking!!!
Mark had stamped and embossed the open eyes from our Face it set onto some smooth stamping card, then masked them using pebble drawing gum.
Once the masking fluid was dry, he created a colourful strip across the card by spritzing various colours of Brushos.
Sadly he didn’t take a photo of this part, but after making a mistake with stamping a quote below it, he had to come up with a new plan!
So.. he decided to cut the colourful strip with the eyes out, and then after a lot of thinking(!)
he chopped the card into 2cm wide strips which started to look really funky!
He then played around with diagonal strips of black card to see how it would look if the coloured strips were cut this way…
And so his idea was born!
He proceeded to cut each strip diagonally to 1cm down each strip, repeating top and bottom.
Mark then placed these on a piece of black card.. how cool does that look!
He stuck the black strip down onto a card blank and decided on the perfect quote!
After playing with some foam pads, Mark decided to create a really 3D look by using 2 foam pads to raise
the outer strips, one for the next and then glued the centre panels flat to the card…
So here is Mark’s finished card…
Sometimes making a mistake can lead to something awesome!!!
It’s been great to see quite a few people inspired to try this idea already!
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We will be back soon with more inspiration!
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