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Apologies for missing yesterday’s posts, been catching up with orders and having some internet issues!
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Here’s Kim Robertson…
I hope you are all enjoying your week and that you are getting some nice sunshine , it has been so very nice to get out of work at night and still see the sun streaming through the trees.
After last weeks quite complicated tutorial I thought this week I would do something a little simpler for folks in the clean and simple vane. I used three stamps from Our Visible Image Friends and they will of course be listed below or if you have any similar or you would like to substitute one of your favourite quotes or sentiments it is just another way of doing a very quick but smart card to give to someone special. It is funny isn’t it , when we make cards/ gifts we all seem to put our heart and soul and a bit of ourselves into the design and the way we compose it for that person , I feel like I am making it for all of you when I do them as I share the details so much with you all.
Here is today’s card and I hope you like it.
I used two distress inks on this one in Vintage photo and Seedless Preserves. I used off white and black cardstock. Lots of matting and layering with foam in between too.
Firstly, I took some off white card and my Grunge Polka Dot background stamp with Vintage Photo DI and stamped a few dots on opposite corners and then took a piece of cut and dry and a little ink with a light hand and added to all the edges and corners of this piece
I then took my Ink Splat stamps and used a few different ones with the purple Seedless preserves DI and stamped that randomly, I did keep in mind the sentiment would be around the centre and it would be good to still see some of the inking once attacked to the card etc. I then matted this onto another piece of off white and another larger mat again in off white and then a black layer.
Here you can see the above mat and layers and how it is starting to sit together already.
I took a left over piece of the off white card and stamped my Just making memories sentiment which I adore in Versafine black ink and added one of the purple large splats to it, I used some of the Vintage Photo to edge this piece as before and then mounted it onto black card.
Here are two more photos of the card up til now just as I am choosing which way I will go for this one with embellishments. Sometimes I love to match lots of accessories to the card and other times I just want to leave it clean and speak straight to the point and I believe this is in the later category this time.
I added a couple of small sparkly stones to the corners and a twine in matching purple bow with a sparkly and pearl stone to cover the knot and another of the same sparkle with pearl in the centre to the large splat on the sentiment.
I also decided on one more layer of the off white and black layers to finish off and give the card some real height and dimension after all clean and simple doesn’t mean boring and bendy does it folks hehehe.
Ok so the stamps I used from my good friends at Visible Image are listed here.
So you can see how simple it all came together once it is broken down can’t you? Perhaps you can tell me whether you like the mix of tutorials I do each week or if there is a particular type you like best, maybe paper pads or inky ones , maybe the embossing techniques or paints and colour etc, let me know in the comments if you would like too.
I wish the camera picked up the vibrancy of the cards made but it really does not pick up how fresh and bright a card is or the sparkle we like to add sometimes it just does not matter how many pictures you take it just does not translate so well to the computer.
However I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, thank you for stopping by and looking through. I will see you next week with some more inspiration.
Thank you Kim for your brilliant tutorial… gorgeous gorgeous card. Fantastic background… don’t you just love this sentiment? You’ll find more of Kim’s stunning work over on her blog.
We will be back soon with a fabulous work of art from Lisa Nygards…
Mark & Helen xx