Monday 2 November 2009

Crafty Cardmakers #7 DT - Stamp Something

The challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers is to Stamp Something. There is an optional extra challenge to try something new or different or a technique you haven't tried in a while such as adding swirls to the corners of your image, masking or heat embossing.
I've done a mini tutorial along the way on how I made my entry so here goes!

The image is part of a plate called Butterfly Beauties by Tracey Coates available at The Stampman.


I stamped using memento ink then coloured with promarkers (Ivory, blush, vanilla and oatmeal) for this technique I recommend colouring in the skin a shade or two darker than normal. Then I used a versamark pen, yes fabulous versamark in a pen! Colour over your skin and add clear embossing powder and heat. You might want to repeat this twice to ensure there are no tiny gaps that ink can seep through (As I found out!)


Ink up a brayer, I used a kaleidacolour inkpad but you can use any multicoloured inkpads and roll this across the hair section. The embossing acts as a resist and when you've achieved a good coverage of ink simply wipe the face with some kitchen towl.


Next I used the versamark pen again and coloured in the hair section and used a kaleidoscope embossing powder (aka holographic) which changes colour from blues through to reds the more its heated.


Cut out your image without worrying about the smaller bits protruding from the hairline like the leaves.


Finally I made a background using starburst stains (ramblin rose pink) and solar gold radiant rain using a puddle method. I stamped the image out again onto this and embossed with the kaliedoscope embossing powder and stamped the flower swirl which is also part of the Tracey Coates plate underneath and embossed with moonglow venus violet blue before adding my image over the top. I then stamped and embossed the corners of a white base card and attached the panel. To add more interest (and bling!) I added dots of stickles glitter glue to the flower centres and added some sticky gems to the hair.

Thanks for looking!


Dragon said...

Woo very interesting!!! Thanks SO much for your lovely comment on my blog. I am JUST back to my desk today after my hip op... details over there and also about to put up some paintings from my sept/oct holiday. Look forward to seeing you over there again and on my challenge site??

Juls said...

stunning card! Thanks for showing the "How to" that stamp is juust stunning!! such a stylish card!

Wishcraft said...

Stunning hun - very clever technique! Lisa x

Anonymous said...

Gorguss card Viz must try your technique sometime

The Stamp Man said...

A great idea Vix, I love it!

Jill x

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Vix, I love the image...
Great instruction's...
I must say my heat gun has got cobweb's these day's.
I have joined the challenge and used stamp's and my something new is a digital image...

Rose said...

I really love this card Vix! The the technique is very arty looking. Super card!

Donnas Den said...

Wow Vix, I'm learning lots from you.


Maria Matter said...

omgosh, this is fabulous!!!!

thank you for the mini tutorial....I so want to give one of my images colorful sparkly hair now!!!!
Great job!
blessings, Maria

Anonymous said...

Hi Vix,
I have had to give myself a challenge and get out the embossing powder's and heat gun.
Lately I have been spending so much time trying to learn how to use my copic,s, by the time I have coloured an image I am wacked and rush the rest of the card.

You amaze me with your child like, not worried, get in there attitude.
I mean that in the best sense. If I were more articulate I would know the word's... You inspire me with all the different teqnique's you use.
So I am having a go at making another card using some of those proper stamping teqnique's, you know the one's that you use an heat gun

I have not posted it yet,but as soon as I do I will enter the challenge again this week.

Still not got any starburst stain's, If I get the chance I will at the NEC this week....
Love to visit you blog, it remind's me why I started making card's...

Vixykins said...

Fankoo all!

Vicky, a lot of what I do is trial and error so I have to tinker to find out what things do and have "happy accidents"
I love to know how things are made so I try to show how mine are done :)

Also whilst folk are busy watching corrie I'm flicking through 5 years worth of craft stamper lol!

Dotty Jo said...

Just arrived from vicky's blog and am so glad to be dropping by for my first visit! Fabulous colouring and great tutorial! Jo x

Kim x said...

Hi Vix
Thanks for the comments on my blog, so glad you like it. Just found your post after Port Sunny and am just chuffed to bits that you think of me as stamping royalty, I hope I can live up to it.
Love your blog am definately a follower all the best Kimx

Sarah said...

Well done Vix and so deserved. You're blog is amazing.
Does that mean we'll be seeing you on tv too!