Magda's pretty floral card has been created using a stencil for the background. She has used Distress Inks to colour her card:
Baroque Ornament stamps, and white embossing powder. I added Distress Inks over the background, and splattered some water over the top. I blotted some of the water away, leaving a mottled background. I embossed a greeting onto some vellum, and added a few gems. You can see more details on my blog:
Rachel has used a stencil to create her background, and then used water based markers to colour her images. She has created a fabulous Halloween card, but you could use this layout using lots of other images:
Anne's beautiful cards have been created by stamping onto pretty papers from the Crafty Individuals Travels In Italy paper pack. She stamped and heat embossed the butterflies with pink sparkly embossing powder, then coloured them with watercolour and glitter pens. She added a drop shadow around them using a pencil. To finish, she added a few highlights with white gel pen and glitter glue for added sparkle.
Lesley has provided us with two fabulous quick cards this month, and a brief description of how she has made them. Her first card was made by applying a selection of water soluble oil pastels to a piece of card and blending with her fingers. She stamped the image from the Butterfly Dreams stamp set over the coloured panel. She used Black Archival Ink then used a heat tool to ensure that it was completely dry. (This also fuses the ink into the pastels). She trimmed the panel and mounted onto co-ordinating card followed by a piece of black card. She stamped the sentiment centre left on the base card clear embossed it, and masked it off with a rectangle cut from a Post-it Note. She stamped the leaf again from the Butterfly Dreams stamp set, randomly and twice from each inking, over the left half of the base card. She removed the mask and hand drew a squiggly line around the sentiment. Finally, she affixed the stamped panel to the right-hand side.
Wild Meadow stamp set with two colours of Distress Ink and stamped twice without re-inking. She changed colours and repeated. She dusted a little colour over the whole piece using brushes, (she used the green and rust she had stamped with) and this also edges the piece. She put a couple of drops of Distress Ink onto a craft mat and spritzed them with water. Picking the ink up with a toothbrush, she scraped the bristles lightly to spray over the card, (mainly the top half). She stamped the sentiment, adhered the ribbon, and then adhered the background to the base card. She added a little gilding paste to the metal leaf and adhered it to the card.
Dominike has created a series of cards using the Tangled Birch stamp. She has used gelli plate backgrounds for the first four, and stamped onto tissue paper in a journal for her final project. The addition of postage stamps is a lovely idea, and adds great texture to these cards:
Zoe has created a range of lovely Christmas cards for us, and we hope that these will give you some timely ideas for some of your seasonal cards. She has used sparkly embossing powders for the first two cards, and Versamark and mica powders for her snowflake card.
Brenda, featuring a range of techniques again this month. For her first card, Brenda placed a pice of ripped paper onto the base card, and fixed it in place with masking tape. She dragged three colours of green Distress Ink across the length of the card. Using the same Distress Ink, she stamped one of the leaves from the Autumn Poppy stamp set and added a die cut sentiment.
Autumn Poppy stamp set onto the right-hand side of the card. She then drew a pencil line down the card, and followed it to cut out elements of the image so that it overlapped the edge of the pencil line. She coloured the image with pencils and placed a piece of co-ordinating card inside the card.
Flora Musica image with Black Archival Ink, and then stamped the central element a second time. She coloured this in with sparkly pens and cut it out with a circle die. She lined it up with the base image, and used foam pads to raise the spotlight image up. She added a sentiment from the Pretty Poppies stamp set.
Decorative Edges stamp set across the coloured strip.