Good Afternoon 🙂 Hope you are having a good week so far!
It’s Wednesday which means Kim Robertson is here with a brilliant step by step tutorial for you. Over to Kim…
Hello my lovlies
Well look at that sunshine we have been treated to recently, isn’t it so nice to leave work and there still be light and warmth too….
How are you all this week ? what have you been making?
I have been doing lots of crafting all over the weekend toward the fabulous new launch for Friday for our lovely Visible Image, amazingly gorgeous new stamps coming out on the 12th and I am sooo looking forward to all the fun.
Today I wanted to make something that reflected the bright Sky and happy feel of summer so here is my this weeks card for Visible Image DT.
It has some real fiery colours used on this one, the new Abandoned Coral and Wild Honey with a tiny touch of Black Soot around the edges to bring your eye in. I am using the background as a feature for this one, rather than a huge focal point, so I have tried to keep it really bright and with lots to look at coming through in the background.
So as usual I have a full tutorial for you all to have a go at, and I hope you play along…
First I took the swirly stamp from the Plasma set of stamps and inked him up (why is my stamp now a HE hmmm I don’t know why suddenly I have began an anthropomorphic phase with my stamps lol …I used Versafine in black and stamped Mr Plasma all over a piece of cream card ( I know it looks white but it really is more cream in the flesh as it were.)
My Usual colouring in technique with the first distress ink which is a new colour out this year called Abandoned Coral and this is what the first layer looks like, this is where it can be as patchy and all over and don’t give up it will come right the more inky layers you do the more it blends. Just like eye make up, the more light layers and blend in between the longer it lasts.
Here’s the second colour mixing with the last shade to form a real tutti frooti like goodness. the second colour of course is wild honey and where the two colours meet you get a real nice blend and an orangey glow.
After a few coats of colour I did my usual tone on tone using the same stamp I stamped some coral plasma balls in the Coral parts and Honey in the honey sections, etc.
Next I used the other stamp in this Plasma set and used some white Embossing powder with perfect medium sticky ink but first i dried the background thoroughly and rubbed over with an anti static bag and got it all very coated so none of the white embossing powder would stick to the ink on the card.
I spritzed a few blobs of water here and there gave it a few seconds then dabbed the ink away from the card to leave a few light patches for bubbles etc. I also gave the card front a good coating in the tattered angels glimmer mist, this colour is a pink shade shot through with goldy/bronze Mica to add a real sheen to the card.Very pretty.
I tried very hard to turn the card in the light to pick up the gold but you cant see the gorgeous sheen and stunning colour it is in person really, just faintly.
I took some black soot distress ink and added it to the edges of the card, to draw your eye in to the centre where we did all the work on colours etc and blending I stampedNo Regrets
which I embossed in shiny black embossing powder , here is a close up.
I used my black versafine and very quickly added the embossing powder too it before the archival ink started to dry.
I added a couple of mats just in simple black and white to give it a finished look as always.
Next I stamped out the Good Times sentiment on white card in black ink. but then I cut them all apart and matted them on black card too. I raised each one on a piece of foam to have them sitting a little proud on the backing.
I really wanted some sparkle on here, just a small amount but something really sparkly and I recently got some crushed glass glitter to try out and wow …. it is soooo sparkly it is crazy and even the camera picks it up a little.
I used this diamond dust just on the bottom two corners over glossy accents, just random dots all over the corner and the dust sprinkle on patted down and excess tipped back in pot. My goodness, I love this stuff!
Here is the close up of the left corner and below is the right and you can actually see even in these camera pics that there is a lot of clear sparkle , it truly is very pretty.
Right corner too.
And here are a couple more finished images of this weeks completed card. Lots of steps but not a complicated card with blending practise and inky layering goodness and lots of fun.
So the stamps I used from our amazing Visible Image are listed here…
I hope you are all having a good week , can you believe it is Wednesday again already.. I know I say it every week but it seems to have gone extra extra fast this week lol.
Ok my lovlies Don’t forget to come back this Friday for the new launch for Visible Image goodies!
Huge hugs from my crafty house to yours
Brilliant tutorial, thank you Kim! What a fabulous background.. loving that sparkle and the gorgeous summery tones 🙂
You’ll find more of Kim’s stunning work over on her blog.
We’ll be back later with more NEW stamps previews… we have some awesome ones still to reveal 😉
Hope to see you back here this evening.
Mark & Helen xx