Tuesday, 24 February 2015
Last of February Stamps for the girls
Good morning and a big warm welcome to every one who visits my blog land today, you are so welcome and hope that you will stay long enough to leave a comment.
Today is my last stamp of February, with the 50/6'0s stamps. Where the hell has this month gone.
I heard today that people were having snow. don't you think we have had enough of winter and just want spring to be just around the corner. Soon I hope.
This is my last DT card for February. This year is galloping by, if anyone knows how to slow life down please leave the formula at the end of this blog.
This is my last Feb card
A close up of the grouting
8X8 Black card
Creative Expressions- Foundations Aqua card
Creative Expressions- Foundations vintage gold card
Creative Expressions- foundations Black card
Sue Wilson Noble dies- Classic adorned squares
Sue Wilson frames & Tags- Dainty Oval Frame
Creative Expressions- Best Friend stamp
Sue Wilson finishing Touches- Classic Rose
Sue Wilson- Faux Quilled leaves
Butterflies from my butterfly stash
Creative Expressions- Sparkle texture paste- Aurora sparkle
Start with an 8x8 card, matt and layer with Gold and aqua card. I then cut strips of black and gold and made a stripe them with the aqua card I then embossed the Sue Wilson art Deco EF and embossed apiece of card, and then did the new technique sue called grouting the card, but did it on the deboss side not the emboss side. I wish I had made a step by step picture for you, but all you do is put a lot of the paste over your card so that all the grooves are covered. When you are pleased it is all covered use the palette knife and scrape the excess off. Don't go to heavy or you will pull the paste out of the grooves. Set aside to dry for a good 3/4 hour, or best overnight. I Then cut a square from the noble squares, and cut 4 of the dainty ovals and cut the longer length off and attached it on all 4 sides of the square. I then cut out the 2 patterned dies from the nobble squares and the oblong from the dainty oval frames to make the focal point. I made some roses from the finishing touches classic rose dies and leaves from the faux leaf die. I found some butterflies from my stash and high lighted them with the aurora paste.
Grouting the card is a really fun technique , it's a bit mucky but in real life it looks
fab. I don't know if the photo shows it up too well. Yet another technique Sue has taught us. For even more ideas for cards and techniques visit sue Wilson's blog . just go to, http://particraft.blogspot.co.uk/ . Such a fantastic friendly blog and a beautiful inspirational card everyday.
I hope you like my card today. Have a go at the grouting technique, you really will have fun doing it. Just one tip, don't scrape over and over the card for too long taking off the excess as it tends to make the card go a bit soft and lose the definition of the embossing. So spread the paste all over and scrape off in a few strokes. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Take care all, Talk soon