Sunday, 26 April 2015

Ally Pally Make & Take

Hi everyone,

I've been asked by a few people for the instructions on how to make the 4"x6" card that was the Make & Take at The Big Stamp & Scrapbooking Show at Alexandra Palace a couple of weeks ago. So here goes...

1. Cut a piece of Smoothy card 4"x6" and stick three pieces of book text onto the card. Then use a wet-wipe to add Snowflake paint over the book text.
2. Wipe Limelight paint and then Beach Hut paint over the card with a wet-wipe (leave some white space in the top right hand corner).  As the paints are translucent, you'll get a nice watercolour effect background.
3. Stamp the scalloped borders (EEG07) onto a scrap piece of Smoothy card, and then wipe Eggplant paint over them with a wet-wipe.

(Oops ... looks like I forgot the white paint over the book text in this photo!)

4. Sponge (or make up a water spray with) Snowflake paint through the stencil (PS016).

5. Stencil the square border along the two short ends of the card using a Jet Black Archival Ink Pad and Cut’n’Dry Foam (positioning the stencil so the main bit covers the card means you won't go over the edge on your card).  Outline the square border with a white Extra Fine Sharpie pen.
6. Stamp the large scribble circle (EEG07) randomly over the card (leave some blank space, and also think about where the photo will go).

7. Cut out the scalloped borders, and stick them and the photo (2.5"x4") in place.  Add detail with the white pen to the scalloped borders.
8. Stamp your chosen words (repeat them three times), and stamp the small scribble circle if necessary to fill in any gaps.
9. Add dots with the hard end of a paintbrush dipped into the blue paint (the more paint on the end and the harder you press the bigger the dot).
10. Edge the card with the black ink pad.

(Here's the finished French sample that they made in Paris)
(And a close up of the English version)

These cards were made using my brand new PaperArtsy stamp set EEG07.   You can find it here.


1 comment:

  1. I love this.... adore the new stamps and stencils.... was lovely to meet you too Emma