28 Nov 2019

Broken Puzzle


I think this card is a little bit like me at the moment ;-) I seem to be completely disorganised these past few weeks .... just like there's a little bit of me that is missing which has disappeared down a vortex!

I suppose that happens to us all towards the end of the year, eh? It's a good job that most of us have some time off over the festive season to recharge our batteries, isn't it?

Anyway, this was such a fun card to make and the stamp set used is from the latest release by Visible Image. It is perfect for sending a supportive message to someone that is having a hard time.

Here's how I made it.

First, blend some distress oxide ink through the Time Tunnel stencil onto a blue panel.

Stamp the outline person image onto some white card and use Zig clean colour real brushes to give it an ombre colour. Take the jigsaw puzzle piece and repeat stamp it over the person image to make it look like a puzzle. The jigsaw puzzle stamp is not meant to interlock completely, but it works pretty well if you just rotate it 90 degrees each time you stamp.

Stamp 4 more puzzle pieces and add one word from the sentiment into each piece, then fussy cut them out.

Stamp another blank puzzle piece and cut that out. Cut out a couple of the puzzle pieces from the main image. TIP:If any of the puzzle pieces that you stamped didn't match up very well, use those bits to be the cut out ones.

On the inside of the card blank, blend very lightly through the time tunnel stencil again and stamp the other sentiment inside.

Mount the blue panel onto some black card and then onto the card blank. Attach the main image at a jaunty angle with fun foam. Add the missing pieces of the person direct onto the blue panel. Then for the sentiment, raise 2 of the puzzle pieces up on fun foam and attach the other 2 pieces direct to the blue panel.

Stamps Used:

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

Other Supplies:

Distress Oxide (broken China), Versamark (onyx black), Zig Clean Colour Real Brushes (034 dull blue, 036 light blue, 80 violet, 803 english lavender), white card, light blue card, black card, 3d Foam, blending brush

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

That's it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx

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