Tuesday, 3 January 2017

Sympathy Card

Unfortunately I have needed to make two sympathy cards this Christmas. this was the first one,
Using the Bokeh technique I created the background.
If you are unfamiliar with this technique it very easy to do.

It is created by sponging two or three colours of ink over white card stock in patches until you can no longer see the white card stock.
The next step is to dry the card either using a heat gun or allowing the card to completely dry naturally.

Once the card is dry you can start the next step.
Punch several different size holes in  a sheet of acetate or vellum to create a masks.   Place the mask over the coloured card and  fill in the aperture with white pigment ink and a sponge dauber. Repeat this process using at least three different size apertures. Overlap the circles occasionally, but be sure to use a dabbing motion when applying the  ink over the overlaps or you will lose the overlap effect.

Dry the card with a heat gun or naturally, Be aware that the white pigment ink takes a lot longer to dry thoroughly. Once it is dry, I advise you wipe over the area with an embossing buddy. (chalk powder filled bag).  Your card stock is ready to be over stamped.
I stamped the ferns on this card using Mellow moss, Always artichoke and black ink.

For my second card  I used the same technique and colours, but changed the size of the white card stock to a 6x6   square and added one more step, which was to stamp the fern  or just a small part of it again using Versamark ink and heat embossed using gold embossing powder. Before  doing this step it is essential that you use an anti static bag  before stamping with Versamark and heat embossing.

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