2 Aug 2018

As Mad As A Cat

Hello there.

Today I'm sharing one of the cards that I made with the fantastic Cheshire Cat stamp and the time tunnel stencil from Visible Image.

It has been ages since I picked up my alcohol pens, in fact it is so long that I had forgotten how much I love to colour with promarkers. I was absolutely delighted when Visible Image released their wonderland stamps because that gives us all the chance to break out our different colouring mediums.  The whole Wonderland set is really awesome!   And they are a joy to colour.

How I made this card:

The cat was coloured with promarkers and then fussy cut. The sentiment was stamped and trimmed into a rectangle shape. Then the background was made.



To make the background:

First, mark the top of one side of the time tunnel stencil with a piece of washi or masking tape; this will help to line up the masks you need to make when you ink.

Take a piece of scrap paper, mark the top of the scrap paper to correspond with the mark on the stencil and number it (No 1), then draw round one of the openings in the stencil. Take another piece of scrap paper, mark the top again, number it (No 2) and draw round one opening in the stencil, adjacent to the first one you drew around. Continue like this until you have been all the way around the stencil (you should have 8 pieces of scrap paper).

To cut out your scrap paper masks, you need to cut about 1 to 2mm outside the lines you have drawn i.e. make the holes slightly larger than you have drawn them. Be careful in the centre where the lines are closer together - but if you do cut too wide there, it doesn't really matter because the cat image will hide that part.

Use masking tape to attach the stencil to the card that you are going to ink. Attach your first mask, making sure where you marked the top corresponds to the marked top on the stencil, then ink through the opening.  Remove the first mask and attach the second mask, then ink through that with the next colour. Continue this until the whole stencil has been inked through and you have a rainbow of swirls.

Remove the stencil and trim the panel. Back it onto some black card and then add it to a card blank. Use Nuvo Drops to add swirls of dots alongside each inked swirl and set aside to dry.

Once dry, attach the sentiment and the cat.

Stamps & Stencil Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):
 https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/the-cheshire-cat/        https://visibleimage.co.uk/product/time-tunnel/

Other Supplies:

Colouring Paper, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Promarkers (warm grey 1,3 & 5, cerise, carmine & hot pink, lush green, mint & holly), Distress Inks (picked raspberry, barn door, spiced marmalade, mustard seeds, mowed lawn, peacock feathers, faded jeans, seedless preserves)  Nuvo Crystal Drops (gloss simply white), black and white card.

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

I hope you like this card. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx

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