Monday, 30 May 2016

Shadow box Card using Inkylicious stamps

For this card I used a piece of 12x12 white card stock of 280gsm. To make the box score at 1/2.. 1.. 11/2.. 2 inches all the way around, you need to also score at 2 1/2 and 9 1/2 only 2 lines down top and bottom sides only. Cut out the corners 16 tiny squares all around then cut down the 4 score marks top and bottom. Now fold in the sides of your box and glue down the 4 tabs glue into place to give the box more firmness. I cover the edges of my boxes but you can find alternative ways of making a shadow box, its just this style suits me best. I cut a piece of watercolour paper to size of the inside of the box roughly this is around 6 3/4 x 6 3/4 inch. But you can adjust the size to your liking. For the background I used a base of aqua tint inks by spectrum noir for this project just to give me ideas of how to get the scene. Normally I would just used distress inks to make my scenes. I used the following colours to produce the scene in inks, wild honey, scattered straw, spun sugar, peeled paint, stormy sky, I used archival ink for the stamping using coffee and cornflower blue. Using Inkylicious stamps for all the scene, I loved the tiny rabbits that I got from them at Ally pally they suited the scene well and added extra life in the scene. The Ivy I used from a template as well as the garden gate and flowers from my Cricut machine.
I normally make a cover for the box using A4 card cut to size the box is about 8x8 inches square so A4 card is ok to use. Just score @ 1/2 inch on the longer side on each piece of card one for the back one for the front this gives added strength to the box back. Then place over the front and glue the scored part to the edge of one side of the box then do the same for the back cover but glue the back cover down on the whole of the box. I leave a slight edge so the box looks a bit like a book with a cover, but the design is totally your own. Hope this all makes some sense to people and you might try this project out at some point in time.
 
Happy crafting
 
Holly

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Ink and Tissues


I made this card a short while back for my friend. I wanted to create a mixed image so I used Tim Holtz tissue wrap over an inked area then stamped a scene on another area of the card. Using Tim Holtz distress inks and aqua tint inks by Spectrum noir. A combination of wild honey spun sugar and peacock feathers with faded jeans. Stamps used are by Inkylicious. To highlight I used Sakura gel pens in white. The wording is also a stamp by Inkylicious and thought it just perfect for my friend who was leaving our place of work. She would and is very much missed.


Happy Crafting
 

Holly

Sunday, 15 May 2016

More Inkylicious

I have been collecting Inkylicious stamps over the past couple of years. I love them, they are easy to use and stamp clearly every time I use them. Some poly stamps can be too soft and will leave a line that makes the image look like its double stamped. With these there are no lines just a clear stamped image. For this scene I used Tim Holtz distress inks Fossilized amber, wild honey, spun sugar and stormy sky. The images were stamped using Archival ink coffee colour.
Also used a white gel pen and Sakura gel pen clear star for the shimmer of the sea.

Really had fun doing this little scene.

Holly