Saturday, 30 July 2016

Touches of Texture

Hello, Crafters.

I spent so much time yesterday working on the project for tomorrow's video, I didn't actually get round to recording it! So I'm under a little bit of pressure today to record the video, upload it onto YouTube, and edit it.

I know from previous experience that it's best for me not to use my computer while the video is being uploaded to YouTube. Fortunately, I have an appointment with my manicurist at lunch time, so that'll keep me away from my computer for quite a little while! 

Today's card is another one using the Touches of Texture Stamp Set. When I started colouring the image, I felt as if I'd coloured it before! I checked my files - I keep a photocopy of all the cards I make - and I've made at least three others using this image! I obviously like it a lot! LOL!

I started my card with a base of Calypso Coral and a layer of Whisper White. My original plan also included a top layer of the Calypso Coral leafy design from the A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack but, as frequently happens, my card didn't develop the way I envisaged. I adhered the layer to the card base using Tombow.

I stamped the image using Basic Black Archival Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Using a Blender Pen I coloured the image using Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi Inks.

I also stamped the bee, which is from the same stamp set, using Basic Black Archival Ink and painted the body using my Daffodil Delight Marker Pen. I inked up the large splatter stamp in Calypso Coral Ink and stamped it off twice, very firmly, and stamped the third one onto the flower image. 

I die cut the image with the straight cut die no 7 from the Layering Oval Thinlits Dies. I adhered it to a piece of Calypso Coral using the no 7 scallop die from the same set of Thinlits Dies. I adhered the two together using Tombow. 

I cut a 2" strip of the Calypso Coral Stripe Design from the A Little Foxy DSP Stack and punched it using the Triple Banner Punch. I cut one of the retired White Doilies - they're a little bit bigger than the new ones - in half, overlapped them slightly and adhered them to the Whisper White layer. 

Then I adhered the DSP Banner over the top in the centre and then the image, also positioned in the centre. 

I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment, which is from the Barnyard Babies Stamp Set, onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. 

I chose this sentiment as it fits in the Classic Label Punch beautifully. It needs to be shortened but that's fine because it will then layer nicely onto a piece of Calypso Coral Cardstock that has been punched full size with this punch. I adhered the two together and then onto the bottom of the banner using Tombow. 

Well, I have to get my skates on if I'm going to get tomorrow's video ready in time. I hope you have a fantastic weekend. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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