29 Mar 2018

Daughters - Your best friends

Are you like me? You know exactly what card making style suits you, but you simply have to try something totally opposite every now and then?  That was me last week. So, I had a play with a couple of my fantastic Visible Image stamps and the urge to get all inky again got the better of me.  My crafty session ended up with 2 cards using the same fabulous stamps and inks, but created with 2 completely different styles. One CAS and one full-on inky.
This daughter definition stamp is absolutely wonderful in the beautiful words it uses - I especially love the phrase about a daughter being a little girl who grows up to be your best friend.

It is also a perfect sentiment stamp to use for the thin, white embossing on black card sentiment style that seems to be the 'in-thing' at the moment. Actually, any of the Visible Image Definition stamps would be perfect for this style.

Anyway, I decided to make a shutter card, so above you can see it partially opened, and here is what it looks like from front on when it is standing up.

1) How to make the shutter card

You can watch my video

or follow the written instructions.

Take a piece of card 26cm x 18cm and ink blend a background with the 3 distress inks listed below. Flick some water onto the background and dry it. Then randomly stamp the kaleidoscope of butterflies stamp (isn't that a wonderful definition of a group of butterflies? a kaleidoscope) in aged mahogany and worn lipstick distress inks as well as worn lipstick distress oxide.

TIP: If the back of the card gets inky, you could colour it with the distress oxide and randomly stamp the butterflies on that to make it all co-ordinate. However, if you are using a lighter weight card, it may become flexible and have trouble standing up. If that happens, you may need to glue some white card on the back to fit over your inking instead.

Heat emboss the sentiment in white onto black card and cut it into each individual line.

For how to make the cuts and scores on the shutter card, please CLICK HERE for a page which gives all the measurements and cuts in photographs. Then carry on as follows:

Once the shutter card has been cut and scored, glue the slivers of sentiment as shown above.
  • the 'daughter (daw'ter) n.' and 'beautiful; she lights up your world;' are only attached on the beginning half of their length.
  • the 'a little girl who grows up to be' is positioned so that it is hidden by 'daughter (daw'ter) n.' when the card is closed.
Ink up another spare piece of card in the same colours as the background and randomly stamp the 'splattery bits' from the large butterfly  from the Live Life Now set across it. Punch out (or die cut) 3 butterflies from that piece of card. Add a little aged mahogany to their wing edges, and draw in a body in the same colour, then cover them with distress stickle for a sugary sparkle. Once that is dry adhere some clear gems onto their wings.

Take some linen-type material and ink part of it in dried marigold with a hint of aged mahogany, and leave the other part un-inked. Cut 3 pieces of un-inked material, and 3 smaller pieces in the inked material and fray each edge. Adhere these, and the butterflies to the card in layers with glossy accents as shown above.

2) How to make the CAS card

For the CAS card, mask off where you want the inky panel to be and blend the distress inks into it. Spritz water onto the panel, then stamp the butterflies in aged mahogany, and then remove the masking. Heat emboss the first line of the daughter definition sentiment in white embossing powder onto black cardstock and adhere over the inky panel. Attach the whole panel to the front of a card blank and then add the butterfly (made as above in the shutter card). Finally stamp the whole of the daughter definition onto the inside of the card in black ink.

Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):

  https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/live-life-now/      https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/daughter-definition/

Other Supplies:

White cardstock, Blending tools, Distress Ink (aged mahogany, worn lipstick, dried marigold) Distress Oxide (worn lipstick), Ruler, Pencil, Craft Knife, Black Card, Anti-static pad, Versamark Clear Ink, Wow! Opaque Bright White Super Fine Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Butterfly Punch, Distress Marker (aged Mahogany) White Linen, Distress Stickles, Gems, Glossy Accents, 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The CAS card:
AAA Card Challenge #111 - Use only a third of your card.

Crafting from the heart #200 - Anything Goes
Crafting with friends #63 - Anything Goes
Creative Artiste Mixed Media #36 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
Incy Wincy Designs 19 Mar - No more than 2 colours (excluding Black and White)
Love to Craft - March # 20 - Anything Goes
Mix It Up challenge #11 - Make your own background (a second entry for me)
Pammies Inky Pinkies 1813 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #12 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #288 - Anything Goes

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and weekly giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us and enter the monthly 'show and tell' challenges
Thanks for stopping by. I hope you like my cards and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


Angela Radford said...

Loving this card and look forward to seeing more projects with the Visible Image stamps so I've joined your followers. Happy Easter, Angela xXx

Jane said...

Gorgeous pair of cards, but like you my heart is always with CAS and so it’s the second one that pulls at my heart. Thanks for linking it up at AAA Cards.

Julie Odil said...

Wow! YOU I NKED THIS UP VERY WELL! LOVE THE ALL-OVER INKY ONE, AND THE CAS ONE. Thanks so much for joining us this week at QKR Stampede Challenge Blog. Julie, DT member (sorry about the cap locks there)

Sarah Gray said...

Oh my - these are stunning, Sharon! I love both your inky and CAS versions - your flair for fab designs is evident in both :) That sentiment is gorgeous too. I have the mother one which I love and will add this to my wish list. Great inspiration x

LucieGCards said...

Wow! Two very different but equally stunning cards Sharon! I love them both but particularly the second one - beautifully CAS! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

Craft-E-Place said...

Two stunning cards plus a great video. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards

Carla Brooke said...

Cool cards, thanks for sharing with Crafting from the Heart!

Sabrina Lamarina said...

stunning !Thank you for sharing with us and participating in the challenge Polkadoodles. hug Sabrina DT

Tracie Pond said...

Hello Sharon, I am drawn to the unique colors you created with. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. =) Tracie

FIona Kenward said...

Lovely card. Thanks for playing along with us over at http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com.au/