1 Nov 2018

Make Your Story Incredible

I love crafting! Don't you?

For me, it gives me such a great excuse just to play with colour and any bits and pieces that I can lay my hands on in my craft room. So this week I've been playing with some more fabulous Visible Image stamps,  brushos, stamping on brushos and creating a distressed look with some embossing glitter - and by that I mean that the glittery elements are not solid but more patchy.

These brusho colours make such an interesting background for the brilliant typewriter, don't they? And the loopy border at the top makes it look like the background has been ripped out of a spiral bound notebook too.

It's been a little hard to capture the glittery elements in the photos, but if you click on the photos and look at them when they are larger you should be able to see bits of the glitter embossing.

So how did I make this?
First, wet the water colour card and sprinkle a tiny bit of brushos on. If the brushos don't move enough, use the smallest amount of sprayed water to help them along. Dry with a heat tool.

Stamp the 'cracks' in distress ink and emboss with embossing glitter. The large cracks were stamped with salty ocean then heat embossed  with clear multi sparkle embossing glitter. The small cracks were stamped with antique linen and heat embossed with clear sparkle embossing glitter.

Stamp the typewriter with black ink and heat emboss with clear embossing powder.

Mask each word in the sentiment separately and stamp onto the typewriter paper part with black ink then clear emboss.

Fussy cut the typewriter image.

Stamp the word 'incredible' with salty ocean distress oxide onto a scrap piece of card and heat emboss with clear sparkle embossing glitter.

Punch out a loopy border and attach it to the top of the brusho piece of card.

Cut pieces of blue glitter card to fit as mats for the brusho background and the 'incredible' sentiment, and then back these and the  typewriter with fun foam.

TIP: gut the middle of the glitter card mat for the background so that the foam on the back of that piece can be adhered directly onto the card blank.

Glue the large blue mat and background to the card blank, attach the brusho piece on top (so that the glue/tape runner sticks into the gutted piece and directly onto the card blank.

Attach the typewriter, then the blue mat for the sentiment, and finally the sentiment.

Draw a random dot/dash pattern around the main image panel and the sentiment.

Stamps Used:

(please click on the picture to be taken direct to the stamp set in the online store):
  https://visibleimage.com/product/one-kind-word/        https://visibleimage.com/product/voices-in-your-head/ 


Other Supplies:

Papermill Direct white hopsack card, brushos (cobalt blue, orange), distress spritzer, distress oxides (salty ocean, antique linen), WOW! embossing glitters (clear sparkle, clear multi sparkle), Versafine onyx black ink, Ranger superfine clear embossing powder, fun foam, blue pen, border punch (an old Martha Stewart one). 

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
A Gem Of A Challenge #230 - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart #226 - Anything Goes
Jo's Scrap Shack #FFC 257 - Anything Goes
Polkadoodles #43 - Anything Goes
QKR Stampede #319 - Anything Goes
Sketch Saturday #537 - Sketch

The Corrosive Challenge #10 - Anything Goes (entry #2 from me)
Through The Craft Room Door 30th October - 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

Sharon xx


Sherry said...

Lovely Card .. .. Thanxx For Sharing With Us At Jo's Scrapshack...
Sherry Lynn
DT Member @ JSS

Ann-Marie said...

Your card is beautiful, just love how you've created the background it's very effective. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles Crafting and hope you will join us again.

Take care,
Ann-Marie (DT)

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Wow. Beautiful. Love this simple card with a big thought. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Jo's Fun Friday. Sorry for the late comment. AJ DT JFF

Claudia Martins said...

This is so adorable ! Thank you for joining us over at TTCRD this weeK!!! I hope to see you again with us next week !! Hugs!!
Claudia - DT

Shylaashree said...

love the background and it is incredible too.Thanks for playing along with us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles

The Red Mullet Band said...

Lovely project!
Thanks for joining us at Corrosive Challenge blog.
Ana Isabel DT Coordinator.