Monday, 14 February 2011

Vintage card with free stamps!

Using my free Distressing Essentials kit (earned as a hostess) and my free Bliss stamp set (earned from a £45 order), I made this Sale-A-Bration card.

I started by stamping the flourish with the Tea Stained ink spot on a piece of Whisper White cardstock from the Getting Started collection. I then inked the flat stamp from the Distressing Essentials kit using the same ink pad and “smooshed” it on the corners and edges of the white cardstock. If you work in small circles, you get a lovely soft effect which follows the grain of the paper.

Using the same flat stamp inked with Tea Stain, I did the same to a piece of torn Newsprint Designer Series Paper. This aged it a little and made it more in keeping with the style of the card.

Using the files from the kit, I distressed the edges of the cardstock and curled a couple of the corners. This was mounted on a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, also from the Getting Started assortment.

I took the butterfly stamp and inked it up with the Rich Razzleberry marker. Next I inked up the flat stamp again, this time with the Blue ink spot from the kit. I gently dabbed the inked stamp around the edges of the butterfly to add another shade. Why not do it with the ink spot? Well you can, but I found it was easier with the flat stamp and the effect was softer, too.

Before stamping the butterfly on a separate piece of Whisper White, I “huffed” it to remoisten the ink. And then cut it out before popping up in the centre of the flourish. A piece of linen thread wrapped around the two layers gave it a rustic look.

I assembled the layers and then stamped “Bliss” in the bottom right hand corner of the card. As my Bliss set is unmounted, this was really easy using the clear blocks.

Finally, I inserted the Rich Razzleberry marker into the Colour Spritzing Tool and gave the whole project a few blasts of colour. I LOVE this tool, even though I am not yet skilled enough with it to know what is going to happen! Still, it’s a surprise every time!

And this card, again has a magic formula. Let’s assume you already own adhesives such as SNAIL and Stampin’ Dimensionals. If so, then all you need is the following:

Distressing Essentials - £14.95
Colour Spritzing Tool - £9.95
Newsprint DSP - £8.75
Getting Started Cardstock - £6.25
Rich Razzleberry Marker - £2.95
Linen Thread - £3.75
TOTAL: £46.60...

... which means you can have the Bliss stamp set - or any other SAB set - FREE! 

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1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous, love what you've done with all your free goodies!


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