Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Vintage Grasses and verses
Today, I thought I'd add one of my cards featured in the Create and Craft magazine, which doesn't seem to be online yet, but I have received my paper copy in the post already so hopefully it will be online soon.
It was a lovely feature and the photography was really nicely done, Thanks to Laura Atri, the lovely lady who asked me the questions and gave me lots of nice compliments and answered all my emails as needed.
I managed to make the embellishment on the card look like wood but it is actually just a piece of card that I inked to within an inch of its life with trusty Tim Holtz inks, and the stamps were Grasses and Verses by woodware with frantage embossing powers. The backing paper is a vintage craftwork cards paper which is gorgeous.
I used a glue stick and got a really gloopy (technical term) mess onto the page. I also sprinkled on lots of different colours and mixed some clear ultra thick into it too... Inked up my stamp ready then I got the heat gun out.... Oooo stand back.
After melting all the utee, I dropped the stamp into it and pressed hard. Left to set just for a few seconds. Don't leave it to go cool though, in case it sets yours stamp into it, especially for the polymer ones. Then get inking again or adding some glossy accents; I used some rock candy from Tim again because it has a really nice sparkle.
Hope you like it... Let me know.