Monday, 13 February 2012


Ewe Get Well Soon
This was a fun card to do. The stamp set called PICOTI PICOTA from Artemio that can be purchased from THATS CRAFTY
These stamps just have  FUN FUN FUN written all over them. There is another stamp set from the same company called FARM. These can fit in so you can mix and match making new stamping scenes all the time.


Water colouring paper/card
Colouring medium of your choice. Here i used Aqua – Markers along with Dual Tipped pens from Papermania. You can use anyhthing from paints to water colouring pencils.
1 8” x 8” card completely constructed. [You can change this to fit in with your size.
Green Ribbon
Simple Phrase [i did this in my design program. However if some one is going to struggle with this send an email and i will try to make the same text saying again and post it out as a freebie from Thats Crafty,s blog site]
Complementary Backing paper.
Plain Backing paper to make a topper for the Painted image.
Spellbinders die. Again this is something that is personal. You may just want to leave it square or have another fav die shape.
Normal crafty equipment and materials.
Plain white paper
Water Brushes and a old white tile [l bought mine from the local tile shop. it was a damaged one and paid 25p and its a 8”x8” so l can get a lot of paint onto it.


Here is a tip that l try to pas on to everyone who l help in stamping.

We all have some plain scrap paper laying around our crafting space. When it comes to making up a scene i first take my stamps and ink and just play with placement of the images. This way i know what masks l have to make so that i am not over printing.

When i am happy with the layout and here is another tip. Oh this is so clever take your scrap paper that you have been using and just cut out the stamps that need a mask making. Then all you do is place just a little bad of not to sticky glue on the back and there you have it a mask that’s been recycled so to speak
When your doing this don’t throw things away you might need in future stamping projects keep them in the stamp bag you keep the main stamps.

Oh tip 3…. Use a very fine black water proof liner to fill in those little areas that have not quite been stamped in.

Now the fun bit………

After you have stamped and masked out your scene just start to paint away. You just go for it. Don’t worry about making an error, after all its just PAPER and you can re stamp the image.

When its dry you then cut it out using your Die or a ruler and craft knife.

Then the next step is to make the backing paper for your painted creation. Oh and don’t worry about how it looks before you cut it out. Once its been trimmed and backed it look just perfect.

Now for your text.

You may have a text stamp you want to use or like me you like to play on words with what the topper is. So you can make the text topper or T.T on your computer or why not write it out onto card, cut it out and then add some peel off's?

Its your card you dont have to follow line by line. Its what your comfortable in doing.

The next stage is picking out your backing paper for the card.

When your happy secure onto the front of the plain card and trim to size. Once again if l can mention the tip from the other day. [When you have placed you double sided tape onto your card, just go over with some glue stick just a thin layer. This will give you the opportunity to make minor adjustments before you secure firmly into place.]

Now that you have trimmed the card place it face up.

This is now where you decided to place all the images and embellishments. You may want them on an angle and not just face up like l have done.

Once your happy with the layout start to build up the card.

Secure the main topper first then the Ribbon.

Speaking of ribbons i will be doing a special on a small fab crafting iten thats going to save you a lot of stress and ribbon! its from ????????? hehehe just click on this link to visit the store to have a look. ITS A FAB BIT OF KIT!!! its called i-magicut Ribbon Cutter.

It will become an very active part of your crafting equipment.

The Text was printed out from the computer so i backed it onto some old scrap white paper from my ‘white card scraps bucket’ trimmed to size and then using sticky backed pads i secured into place.

There you have it a simple card that’s been built up using a fab set of stamps. [i will use the other set in a card for next weekend]

Hope you like it and it might inspire you to get your water colouring pens,pots or pencils out and start to play.
Have fun and Happy Crafting

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