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Monday, 1 June 2020

Kingfisher Filmstrip and an accordion card by Rachel

Good morning to you! A new month and its time to take a look at some samples from the May shows. I adore the stamps we used this month and enjoyed making this first sample using one of the MDF film strip kits that were on April's shows.  To start with I used black gesso on the filmstrip part of the MDF then used paints to colour in the stamped images of the Kingfisher from the Kingfisher song stamp set.

My piece was reversible - I think they only showed the side above on the show but i really liked the other side (below) best of all!

Next I wanted to do a step by step of an accordion card I made for the show using the trees a crowd set. First I added oxides to my craft mat, spritzed with water and then mopped up on some card.

Once dry I cut the card into panels measuring 9cm by 13 cm each.

then I stamped on them using the trees a crowd set....

Next with each panel I added detail using moon masks, torn paper and more ink plus I did some grounding of the trees using charcoal pencil. I also added sentiments.

Finally I put the panels together on a piece of A3 card cut in half along the long edge and folded into quarters. I added the panels to the card with  4 panels on one side and the final panel on the front. This left 3 sides for writing an extended message to the recipient.

I hope you have enjoyed my 'how to' today and the Kingfisher sample too.
Have a great day.
Rachel x


  1. Meant to say love the tree stamps xx

  2. WOW! Fabulous and beautiful projects.
    Take care
    Faith x

  3. Your kingfisher looks beautiful on the MDF Filmstrip Rachel and love the colours, and then the fantastic accordian card showing off these wonderful tree images and looking great on the pretty yellow and gree smooshed backgrounds. x

  4. Thanks ladies - you are very kind xx


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