Thanks from popping in!
Bit slow out of the starting blocks today,
so it’s nice to just make a pretty card for you.
Monday’s blog is flowers and trees, right?
So let’s use that wonderful new silk bouquet stamp
and the new Wedding line sentiments:
Coloured in with Spectrum Aqua pens.
We stock these now; they’re fab.
Here you can see they’re lovely for simply colouring in.
Good starting place.
Now let’s funk it up a bit...
Mind you, if you like a more delicate look, t
hen you may want to get off the arty train at this stop...
I’m going to travel a little further,
by firstly adding a little shade and depth to the flowers
using the Spectrum Noir blending Pencils.
SPECIAL OFFER STILL AVAILABLE WHILE STOCKS LAST
I just want to mention here that the reason -and the ONLY reason-
I use, promote and sell Spectrum Pencils and now the Spectrum Aqua Pens is because they are really, really great products.
The price is right.
So once we’ve enhanced the flowers and the bow,
we could get off the train....
add a yellow pencil border while I’m thinking...
Got it! The ride gets a bit messy now.
Sure you want to carry on?
Well brace yourself and get your apron on then!
I have got little spritzer bottles with diluted Distress ink,
and I think I’m going to go for it.
We sell packs of 5.
Right. Here goes.
In preparation for the Crowborough Open Days, we have once again invested in an immense stock of the Ranger Distress Reinkers, because they are so brilliant for so many applications.
That’s why we are able to offer the Whole fab Collection again
from today. We can only do this until we run out of one of the colours, you see....
I haven’t bothered about the new colours they have offered. We looked at them and concluded that the 48 originals were sufficient!
If you invest in the whole box of 48,
you basically get 5 bottles free.
So as not to flood the card with colour, I held a piece of copy paper in the firing line. This way I could control the amount of spritz.
Take a look at the copy paper in the photo -
I checked it and then blocked it as much as I thought necessary.
Aerial view of the inky bombsite....
Bit messy, but well worth it.
Oooh I say! That copy paper might just come in handy...
Once the flower panel has air dried,
Spray mount it to a piece of white card, leaving a slim white frame.
The Stick and Stay spray is ideal for this.
Now stick and spray the white panel to the copy paper where you think it would look best.
Cool. Now trim the copy paper back.
I use our C-thru ruler with the steel inlay for this.
The grid on the ruler makes this ultra-precise.
Nice and precise with a craft scalpel.
Once again, spray mount to a large piece of card, like so.
Then score fold and trim to create a lovely folded card.
Glad you stayed on the train?
In fact, this will be perfect for my parent’s Wedding Anniversary card.
It’s in September admittedly, so a trifle premature.
But listen! The speed this year is flying by,
I will be very grateful to have it done when the time comes!
Must dash, said the Mexican...