Thanks for popping in.
What a luxury it is to be able to write this blog on a proper Mac!
Having cobbled together blogs every day for weeks
from 7,000 miles away
on an Ipad, and 7 or 8 hours behind you,
it is great to be back in real time, in sync so to speak!
So back to the grindstone, eh.
Monday’s blog is Flowers and Trees,
so here’s a very simple card,
made with our ultra glossy Chromo Card.
Let’s begin, shall we?
Run the quirky Flare frame stencil
through an embossing machine with the Chromo Card first.
Mask off the centre with Post-Its, to the inner edge.
With a pencil, lightly etch the Post-Its on the left and right,
so that you can see the embossed lines.
Now stamp the Forest Ridge stamp into place
with a Black Archival,
lining up the trees with the etched lines, like so:
Stamp the trees onto the sticky end of a Post-It,
so that we can cut a line mask.
Add a small Moon mask from our Moons masks,
and cover up the land area with the Post-It mask.
Now for the Make-up Sponges.
I brought a whole suitcase of them back from the States!
We really must source these….leave it with Dave…
Dab the wonderful Mountain Rose colour along the base,
along the horizon.
Then dab the Stonewashed Blue into the top half of the sky.
Remove the Post-Its and cover up the centre,
to the outer line this time.
Add a little Stonewashed to one of our Stencil brushes
and dust back and forth.
The ink will catch the embossed edges beautifully.
Remove all the masks.
Doesn’t that look lovely?
I have been staring at these vistas all week in New Mexico!
Trim back to square.
I use my Fiskars Trimmer for that. It is ideal.
Frame with black card.
Told you it was easy!
Hope you like it.
Anyway, must crack on!
You can imagine the stack of work which has piled up after being away for almost 3 weeks!