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Monday, 19 November 2018

Papers and Paint (by Nikki K)

Hello everyone, Nikki K is sharing another sneak peek of those beautiful papers designed by Lesley, and the fabulous new stamps from this month's TV shows on Hochanda. The rest of the Design Team will be sharing their projects with you next month.

Nikki writes:

Morning all,

it's my second post for the Guest Design Team this month, and I've had so much fun with the new stamps! I'm sharing another card with you today using Movie Strip Collage.

 I started this card using the lovely background paper with script from Lesley's new collection of papers, adhered to a card base. The Movie Script Collage stamp was stamped in black ink and embossed clear, to give me an outline. I usually use clear embossing powder quickly over ink, it works well as an embossing ink in most cases, and doesn't leave an embossing powder colour showing where you don't want it. I cut the corners of the card, and shortened the fromt for added detail.

I used the 'tag hole' stamp from Tagtastic to add detail to a couple of corners, and coloured in the flower with acrylic paint in Pthalo Turquoise and Primary Magenta, matching the colours on the card, but just making the flower slightly darker to stand out. The movie strip was painted in a wash of Quinacridone Gold to give it a vintage hue.

I edged the front of the card with Quinacridone Gold, and then went round the card edges with black ink. I repeated the stamping of the film strip on the inside edge of the card, and coloured in a wash of the turquoise and Quin Gold paints.

This stamp is so versatile as you can use parts of it like I have on the inside edge of the card, or you could just use the flower, and fussy cut it and layer it up decoupage style. The papers take paint really well, and it doesn't sit on the surface or resist it, it hardly warped with wet paint on either. They also take inks and stamping really well.

Hope you like my card today, don't forget to check out my teamies' other blog posts.

Best Wishes,

Nikki K.


  1. This is a really beautiful card Nikki, and love the way you have used part of the collage stamp on the inside edge, and the tag stamp used as part of the design too. You are right, the papers are excellent quality and so bright and pretty. x

  2. This is gorgeous Nikki.
    Linda xxx

  3. So colourful, I love the way you shortened the front for the added interest.

  4. Beautifully stamped images and design, Kate x

  5. A fabulous card and I really like how stamped on the edge, it’s a great design x


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