Thanks for popping in. Good day today. Joined in at Clarity Towers, packing paper packs and Stampboard to fill orders. There was a great vibe; they’re a great team. It’s good to be busy.
Nice walk in the woods with Dave late afternoon, just to get some fresh air. Amazing how different the woods look when the trees have shed their mantles and all the leaves are down…
Must dig out that Silver birch stampset of ours, which I drew years ago. It so looks like this!!
Glad you liked our new Mandala Stampsets from the SHAC-Shack. They are so useful!!
I rushed a little demo at the end of the TV show yesterday, which actually merits a little more attention. Saturday’s blog a new technique, right? Well, these Mandala rings are superb for adding interest to Designer card and making it your own unique designer card. Here’s what I mean…
Let’s say we take a piece of colourful designer paper or card, from Indian Summer, for example. Then, depending on which colour card we have selected, we pick an ink pad which blends in well, subtle and not too obvious. I picked a mini Archival called Tea Rose. Worked well as a background option.
Next, we stamp one of the rings randomly on the card and off the card. I also use a couple of the new texture stamps. See?
They’re really useful too, also for proper full on backgrounds like the little Christmas scene I showed yesterday…
Anyway, I digress. Once you’ve randomly stamped the deconstructed Mandala rings etc on the designer card, take the same Mandala image and plant it in the centre , but with black Archival. Then chop it up. Chop the piece up into sections. See? Two, three or even four cards out of one piece. Mounted on the back of the matching designer paper. I love this effect.
A little flash of Gel paste applied with a brush adds interest too.
The Designer pads and papers are all in the Gray Friday sale. If you fancy adding to your collection, or starting a collection – there‘s never been a better time! Check out these prices! Sale ends Midnight Monday …
Anyway, must crack on. There’s an Elf hunt to rustle up for next week !! And guess who’s got to write the clues!!
Love and Hugs,