Inky Leo

Hello! We are back with more fantastic inspiration this evening!

Sharon Traynor has been creating the most amazing cards with our Zodiac stamps, and she has a brilliant video tutorial for you today too….

Hi there! Today I’m sharing an octagon shaped card that I made with the amazing Visible Image Zodiac Leo stamps.

Honestly, I have been really impressed with the versatility of this particular set and I’ve been busy making quite a few cards with these images.

I made a video whilst I was making this card…

On the main panel, stamp the large Leo image in clear ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder. Colour the image by scribbling distress markers onto a craft sheet and watercolouring with the ink, adding a little definition around the eyes and ears. Cover the image with masking fluid  and set aside to dry.

Whilst the main panel is drying, create the base mat by wetting the water colour paper and adding distress stains. Wet the area of the card that you want to be all inky and ‘pounce’ distress stains over the area. Dry with a heat tool and when almost dry, spritz water on it to create some added interest.

Add colour to the main panel in the same way: wet, pounce, dry and spritz. Rub a little chipped sapphire distress ink around the edge of the main panel with a blending tool.  Stamp the Leo word and dates in place with memento tuxedo black ink. Leave to dry completely.

When dry, make a mask for the Leo image from a post-it note (if you removed the masking fluid too early) and cover the image up. Stamp the constellations around the Leo image in clear ink and heat emboss with white embossing powder.

Attach the main panel to some white card and using a perfect layers tool, trim it so that there is a 1/16″ border of white. Add all the layers to the card blank.

Use some microglaze on the lion image so that the distress colours won’t start to wick and move when they get wet again. Then add stickles to the mane around the lion face and let dry.

The ScanNcut instructions for making the card blank and mats are in a post where I used the No Space for Dreams set. You can see those by clicking HERE!


Stamps Used:

Other Supplies:

Versamark clear ink, Wow! Ultra bright white embossing powder. Distress Markers (spiced marmalade, carved pumpkin, ripe persimmon, rusty hinge), masking fluid, Distress Stains (ripe persimmon, shaded lilac, chipped sapphire), Distress Ink (chipped sapphire), Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Perfect Layers Ruler, watercolour card, 3dfoam.


That’s it from me for now.
Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx

LOVE this card.. and such great video showing how you create these totally awesome backgrounds Sharon!
Thank you ♡

You will find more of Sharon’s beautiful cards over on her blog.

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