Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Seeing Triple

Three cards for one challenge. Well that is a bit different. Here are my entries for the Die Cut Dreams Challenge #77 - Seeing Triple.

The cards feature the same stamp from Creative Expressions on scalloped squares, cut using a Nestability, made from card that was coloured by myself by splodging different colours of Distress inks onto a non-stick mat, spraying with water and then dipping the card onto the ink, drying the card, dipping again etc until I was happy with the results. Each of these cards were made with a slightly different colour mix of inks.

The base cards are made from commercially produced pearlescent card all featuring the same pattern but one is pale pink on cream, one mustard yellow on cream and the last one pale blue on cream. They are A5 in size. It also uses a sheet of gold embossed cream vellum.

A 21cm square was cut from the A4 card and this was folded to give the A5 size. The short part became the front of the card. Using my Ultimate Pro, the scalloped edge was embossed and trimmed back to the embossed line. One third of the vellum sheet was embossed and trimmed in the same way and layered under the front fold. A piece of A4 cream pearlescent card was cut in half to make an A5 piece which was also embossed and trimmed in the same way and bonded under the vellum layer. The piece that was left after trimming the first piece of A4 down to a square was bonded on the inside of the back of the base card to give the pattern down the right hand edge.

A slit was made in the spine of the card to pass the ribbon though which was then knotted in the centre of the card and trimmed.

The main images were all produced in a slightly different way.

The one on the left was white glossy card which was dipped in the same way as described above to give a soft colouring. The image was stamped with black Stazon ink and when dry was trimmed to size.

The middle one was made using plain white card. the image was stamped using a Big 'n' Juicy rainbow ink pad. When dry it was trimmed to size and a layer of Versamark ink was applied over the whole image and embossed with clear powder. This was repeated to give a very glossy finish.

The right hand one was stamped on plain white card in black ink. This was then hand coloured with ink with touches of Twinkling H20s.

The images were mounted onto the three different coloured scalloped squares which in turn were bonded to the base cards.

Challenge link: http://diecutdreams.blogspot.com/2010/12/challenge-77-seeing-triple.html

3 comments:

  1. Wow Shirl, gorgeous creations hun,well worth all that work, lovely layout and effects, thanks for joining us at DCD, hugs Liz xx

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  2. Thanks for joining Die Cut Dreams challenge with this great entry, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  3. wow, absolutely stunning, so elegant! Thank you for joining the seeing triple challenge at DCD this week and good luck!

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