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Friday, 30 September 2016

Cardmaking: Layering, Stamping, Inking & Using Your Coloured Pictures

In the previous blog I shared some ideas on colouring with you when I showed you some techniques for shading and blending with colouring pencils. We use the picture we coloured in the previous blog to make a pretty card in today's blog. We use a variety of other techniques in the process as well, including, inking, layering, stamping, etc.

I use the remaining half of a 12" x 12" carft paper, left over from a previous project. This double-sided paper now measure 12" x 6".

I fold the paper over to form a card.

I then find coordinating paper in my cardstock which I trim to size.

More paper is cut to size.

A scrap remnant is also retrieved to be used on the card.

I will be inking the edges of all the paper pieces with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Walnut Stain.

Inking is done when you touch the edges of the paper to the ink pad. I sometimes like to smear the centers with the ink as well.

I fold a tiny corner over and ink it.

All of the paper pieces will be stuck down with double-sided tape.

The first piece is stuck in place.

Another piece is inked.

A corner is folded over and inked.

The paper is stuck in place.

Another paper is inked, a corner folded over and the corner is then inked as well.

This layer is stuck down.

I now find some Chizwick stamps with neat flourishes.

I am still using the same ink pad for the stamping.

I stamp the edges of the coloured-in picture, never putting a full stamp anywhere on the picture.

This is the result of the stamping.

The picture is now stuck down on the card. Notice how I once more turned a corner and inked it, as well as the picture before sticking it down.

I add small pieces of ribbon which is stuck down with Tombow glue.

I also added some washi tape strips, leaving corners deliberately turned. Stick those corners down on paper and lift it away to remove the stickiness from the tape and to prevent the corners being stuck down. You may have to repeat the action a few times.

Finally the card is ready to present to a birthday girl who loves baking.

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