Posted: June 2nd, 2022 by

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration

Hello! It’s the start of a very exciting long weekend here in the UK for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations! Jane has made a fabulous card to celebrate the occasion, featuring our GRUNGY UNION JACK stencil (perfect for all things British!), and our AFTERNOON TEA and ANYONE FOR BUBBLES stamp sets.. both so useful for so many occasions!

Good morning it’s time for my latest Design Team inspiration for Visible Image. It is also the start of the Bank holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, so I thought I would make something very British!

Of course I had to use I had to use the awesome Grungy Union Jack stencil

and with it I used the Anyone For Bubbles stamp set

and what could be more British than the Afternoon Tea stamp set

I also used a sentiment from the Lost For Words set

This is what I got up to.

I decided to make my card very patriotic so I went with the classic red, white and blue colour scheme. To make my stenciled background, I used candied apple and prize ribbon distress inks, as to me they are the best colours to use with the flag stencil, (but of course you can use any blue or red ink you have in your stash). I have made this background many times before but never shared the process, so today I am sharing my method.  I use low tack masking tape to tape down the sides of the stencil to the card. The T on my stencil is so that I have it the correct way round and up!

I then use cheap masking tape to  mask off all the “blue” parts of the flag.

and then apply the red ink with my ink blending tool. 

I then remove the tape and tape over the “red” areas and then blend through the blue ink. 

The reveal is always such fun!

Because masking up takes a little time I tend to make a little batch of these backgrounds as I often use them for cards for my Tearooms.

I then stamped the sentiment in the centre using one of the sentiments from Lost For Words

I made my champagne and afternoon tea elements by stamping onto different colours of card and paper piecing them together. Here are a few. I added the bubbles to the glasses using the stamp in the set. Adding glossy accents to the glasses makes them look so realistic. 

I added some pen highlights too using white and gold glitter pen.

Then it was time to assemble my design. I added a few of my sequins as a finishing touch. 

Here it is!

with a couple of close ups to show the details;

And one last shot!

My design team card was made as a sample for the new release and sent to Visible Image, so I decided to make another version for me

 to sit on my window sill, ready for the Jubilee celebrations next week.

I hope you enjoy your long bank holiday if you are in the UK. We are planning on treating ourselves to an afternoon tea delivered to our home. The bubbles is already in the fridge. Cheers! 

You will also find me on Instagram here: @jane.tyrrell where I share many more samples than I have the time to blog.

Back soon,
Bye for now. 

Jane x

This card is so brilliantly British! Absolutely perfect for the Jubilee celebrations! Thank you Jane, we hope you enjoy your afternoon tea and bubbles! ♡

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We’ll be back here on the blog tomorrow with some gorgeous Summer card making inspiration from Michelle featuring our wonderful Butterfly Ink stencil.

We hope you have a great weekend!

Helen & Mark xx

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