Friday, 18 November 2011

November craft club

last Sunday was the delayed craft club meeting at Moira's, and this was based on the card Janet designed. The background used the faux pearl technique, with white acrylic paint mixed with mica powder dabbed over the car first using crumpled cling film. Once this was dry, then we used various distress and dye inks sponged over to create the sky before multi-stamping the trees stamp by Clarity stamps in the foreground.  Greeting was also a Clarity stamp. My sky was supposed to be a sunset, but now I think it looks more like a misty landscape! I mounted the finished scene onto matt silver, then onto a white card previously stamped with the Tim Holtz pine needles stamp in weathered wood along one side.
The second card from an idea by Moira was a large card, basically a back-to-front easel card with a battery tealight inside, with a very fancy aperture cut using a big die and a caliber diecutter. Snag here was that I assembled it the wrong way, so took it to pieces once home and redid it. The image was originally a large Papermania nativity stamp, but I stayed with the Clarity stamp from the previous card, and did a proper misty sunset scene on vellum. As it was a large aperture, I could rescue it by using my largest oval to cut apertures from two A5 cards once home and sandwiching the vellum between them to make the easel card base.  The scan was done with white card behind the image, as I have found it almost impossible to get a good photo with the tealight in position. Actually, the easel card is lined with mirri card, which reflects the tealight.
Having got on a roll, I made two more, using the stamp I had originally hoped to use, from Chocolate Baroque, which was far too small for the original aperture.
this time, I used black card for the base, and stamped using black versafine ink and clear embossing powder  onto a tinted vellum. This was the best shot I could get with a tealight lit, and i think you can just see the gold mirri card lining the base card.
the second one used a slightly larger card, with a handcut rectangle aperture - as the aperture was offset, I cut both layers together so that they would line up properly. This version is lined with silver mirri card, and the palm tree image and greeting  (also Chocolate Baroque) are embossed in silver.


  1. I like these cards Vronnie. They are a bit different from the usual. I especially like the second one. I am not that adventurous with vellum but perhaps I'll have a go.
    Kate x

  2. I missed this post somewhere along the line but this is a lovely effect with the trees stamped in the forgeground and fading away. I'd not heard of using mica with acrylic paint so must have a go. I too had trouble taking a photo of something with a lighted tealight inside.


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