Hello! Do you love clean and simple cards? We adore them, and our new stamps really lend themselves to this style of card as well as for more inky mixed media styles. Sharon Traynor has created such an elegant and striking card with our NEW ‘Random Art of Kindness’ stamp set, which includes some really funky hand drawn flowers…
I am absolutely LOVING this latest release from Visible Image.
I know the images in some of the stamp sets were made with art journalling in mind, and that they suit mixed media really well…. but they are also PERFECT for the CAS genre. So I guess that’s why I’m a happy bunny. I made 12 cards with the new sets in 2 afternoons at the weekend, including a bit of glossy accents and other stuff. The most cards I’ve managed in one afternoon before now is 3 – so I doubled my productivity with these new sets. It’s easy when you love the stamps you are using!
Want a peek at the samples that I sent to Helen and Mark at Visible Image last week?
Ha ha! I can’t give too much away because I’m sure there will be a Facebook Live event sometime soon where some of these will be shown….. and of course there are one or two that I would love to blog about! Anyway, in that stack somewhere is today’s card.
As soon as I saw this Random Art Of Kindness stamp set I knew it was going to be a firm favourite, and the first thing that I wanted to do with it was something that you wouldn’t necessarily associate with the beautiful grungy and mixed media pieces that everyone makes with Visible Image stamps. For me, this particular stamp was just crying out to be zentangled – so I did.
I am no expert in zentangling, in fact I’m not sure that I have ever made a card with zentangling on it, but this is a passable try. Anyhow, in an effort not to completely overload this post with photos.
I have set up two different pages for the full step by step of how I did these Zentangled petals…
which you can see by clicking HERE for part 1 and HERE for part 2.
This next bit however, is the step by step tutorial for everything else with just the final photo of each petal.
To make this card:
Stamp the flower twice, and then colour in the flower ‘centre’ on one image with the black micron pen (this will be the one we zentangle on). Colour the other flower centre with a versamark clear pen and heat emboss with black embossing powder, then fussy cut that embossed centre piece out (that one will be raised up on foam on the final flower).
These are small pictures of each petal as I completed it.
Petal 1 and 2
Petal 3 and 4
Petal 5 and 6
Petal 7 and 8
Once the flower has been completely zentangled, fussy cut it out and set it to one side with the heat embossed flower centre.
Take a piece of 13cm x 13cm white card and make the border like this
When you have completed the border, stamp the stem into place. You can use the flower stamp to help get the placement correct.
Mount the panel onto some white and black paper and attach it all to a 15cm x 15cm card blank.
Layer the flower up using 3d foam pads, add a pearl to the centre and attach it to the card.
Finally heat emboss the sentiment with white embossing powder on black card, cut it into a banner and attach that to the front of the card on 3d foam too.
So I had to actually recreate this card because I was so ‘in the zone’ when I created the original one that I forgot to take the step by step photos. Here are both cards.The original card is on the left and the reproduced one is on the right. The only real difference that I can see is in the size of the zentangled border, so I’d say that you could quite easily batch produce some of these cards.
Versafine Obyx Black ink, Versamark clear ink and pen, Heat it Up! Black embossing powder, WOW! Opaque Bright White Superfine embossing powder, Pigmaa Micron Fineliner pens (sizes 005, 0.5 and 0.8),3d foam, pear centre, black and white card and paper.
I hope you enjoyed this trip down zentangle lane! I will be back a little later with a masculine card!
Thank you for your tutorial Sharon, we adore this card! It is so striking! ♡
You will find more of Sharon’s brilliant cards and projects over on her blog.
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We will be back later with Sharon’s first card featuring our ‘Art Rebel’ stamps!
Mark & Helen xx