Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Wetlands with "painterly" background



Last night was my fur and feathers fundraiser and it was a lovely relaxing evening. I and the cats at Woodland Nook Cat Rescue are very grateful for the donations of food and cat litter, which were the "tickets" for the prize draw. And £5 from every registration fee will be donated to the shelter, too. Thank you!

We made two cards, each using a different background technique, plus a box of notecards. I was a bit unsure that everyone would get finished but they all did – with time to spare!

This was one of the cards we made, shamelessly CASEd from demonstrator Nicky Dexter. The technique is a little daunting but I urge you to have a go.

All you do is take a piece of Whisper White cardstock and “swipe” your ink pad across it. It’s actually easier with the old-style pads but you get some lovely effects with the new firm foam pads, too. Here I’ve used Soft Sky (what else?) for the sky, a swipe of Smoky Slate across the centre and some Crumb Cake or Sahara Sand (sorry, can’t remember) across the lower section of the card.

It looked HORRIBLE but I persevered and stamped on the sandpipers… and then all of a sudden it had a painterly quality and looked exactly like a beach with clouds in the sky. Great for a masculine card, I think – or if you want to send one to me, as I absolutely love beach scenes.

Stamps: Wetlands
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake (probably), Black Stazon
Accessories: Linen Thread

6 comments:

  1. oh wow! what a gorgeous card! ...and I am now even more sorry I couldn't make it. Will definitely be having a go.

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  2. Had a lovely, relaxing evening making these projects. My background for this card looked awful until I added the sandpipers then I loved it. I can't wait to have another go using a different stamp set. ( while I wait for the September order to get my own Wetlands)

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  3. Love, love love this card we made and you're right Karen it was amazing how the card was transformed once the sandpiper's were stamped on it. Thankfully I bought 'Wetlands' this month and the weekend can't come quickly enough for me to make some more versions. It was a great night and I really enjoyed it too.

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  4. I love beach scenes, too, and this one turned out wonderfully!
    And I have a birthday coming up soon. Ferreals. I'm sure that card would love to travel across the Atlantic. Just sayin'. ;)

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  5. Love this card! Cased it to make a birthdaycard for my sister in law.

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    1. Thank you! And thank you for reminding me of this technique by commenting on my card. I'm so glad this project is still inspiring people 18 months after I made it.

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