Wednesday, 27 September 2017

A final CAS and OLC Card ...

Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I have really enjoyed the challenge in particular at a Blog Named Hero this month, lol. I don’t normally worry about being careful because my projects are multiple layers and I know that starting out. Having to be careful and a bit strict with myself has been a bonus because to keep it clean I have to be calm and slow because that’s when I get blobs of ink and paint where it shouldn’t be lol! So here is my card …

An A6 card
The dry embossing is a lot more visible in this photograph
All the lovely details
A final look

Created for me and especially for these Challenges

I had a plan starting out which helped. I knew I wanted to stamp and heat emboss the image and then add colour to the background. Once I had stamped and heat embossed the image I used a craft knife and metal edged ruler to cut a perfect rectangle from a piece of packaging and I used that as my way of keeping the card clean too. I also had to use a piece of my Sheena stamping card to create the card blank because adding water and H2O watercolours makes other cards crinkle and it has to be left to dry and then put under lots of heavy books. With the Sheena card once it had dried I popped it under one heavy book and the next day it was reasonably smooth so I added a little more detail by repositioning the home made stencil over the image and dry embossing around it with a medium embossing tool.

Quite simple to create and I’m still ploughing through my Luminarte H2O watercolours, in fact I’ve been using the same three colours for the past two months and there is still lots of colour in them lol! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x

Hero Arts H4464 Two Flourish Flowers wooden stamp
Miscellaneous Tools:
Heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette; medium embossing tool; craft knife; metal edge ruler; anti-static pad

Card Paper:
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
Product packaging for making a stencil
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
White embossing powder
Luminarte H2O watercolour paints
Versamark IP
Washi tape for holding the stencil in place


Jannet said...

A beautiful and very elegant card, I am not very good at Clean and Simple!

LesleyG said...

Lovely background makes the silhouette pop, and embossing round the edge makes it look 3D, clever! Xxx

Dawn said...

Beautiful. Love the background and the image is stunning. x

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Oh MY! I am definitely swooning at that gorgeous blended background. White silhouettes against that pop of bold pink is simply divine and thanks for joining us at HLS CAS challenge this month.

Cara said...

Love your perfect background against that crisp image x