Tuesday, 13 March 2012


Small Medical Bottles
This card was made using stamps from Graphic 45 called OLDE CURIOSITY SHOPPE 2. They are a wonderful Victorian/Steam Punk style Images. The bottles can be over stamped with various wording, so one stamp can lead to 5 or 6 different Images.

These stamps are available from ‘THATS CRAFTY’ a wonderful store that have a lot of obscure stamp ranges as well as the more popular ones. So i can recommend a visit just to drool at what they have in stock and maybe add a few to your shopping basket. I have a wish list as long as my arm. I'm still waiting for that trolley dash in the store lol

Right back to the card.

1 A4  White Card made from your stock.
1 6” x 5” Semi Gloss Card. The card must be able to take a water colouring medium and be moved on the paper to mix and shade.
1 Set of the Graphic 45 OLDECURIOSIRT SHOPPE 2
1 Ink Black Pad  [At the moment lm hooked on Adirondack]
1 Distress Ink – Walnut Stain Ink Pad
Clear Embossing Powder
Selection of  Aqua Pro Markers or what ever water colouring pens/ pencils that you have in your crafty stock.
1 Fine Nib Water Colouring brush
Baby Wipes
Plain Brown Wrapping Paper
Whimsy Bottle Top Die
Silver Foil [I used the top from a Milk Carton]
Adirondack Mixatives Copper Alcohol Ink
Alcohol Blending Solution
 Blending Tool and Felt Pads
A Happy Birthday Stamp from my ciollection that fitted into the space.
StazOn Black Ink Pad/ SatzOn Cleaner
As a crafter l throw nothing away, so l had removed the wooden peg from an a card l had received. All l did was Age it using the Walnut Stain Ink
Spellbinders Label Cutting Die
Backing sheet. I had some fake snake skin style paper that fitted in perfectly.
Normal crafty items: Glue, Scissors, Craft Knife, Metal Edged Ruler, Craft Mat etc.


First l took my brown paper and then crumpled it up. Then carefully unfolding it i secured on to the what A4 card stock. Then using the Walnut stain i carefully rubbed over the brown paper to highlight the folds and creases.

The bottles were first inked and then separately embossed with the clear embossing powder. I did each one separate so that l could get a good clean embossed image.

When they had been embossed i re stamped the bottles with the wording stamps. Again i did this so i got a clean embossed image. I used a low heat on my heat gun as i knew i was going to do a lot of embossing and did not to warp the card to much.

When all the embossing had been done, i took my water colouring pens and started to colour in the images. As the card was a semi gloss i could move the colour from the pens around and mix in the colouring giving a very nice blend. If there was to much water on the card, using a baby wipe i could control the flow.

Using a black and watering it down l was able to give the bottles shadow at the base. This anchored the images into place

When each bottle had been coloured i gave it a blast with my heat gun just to ‘fix’ it.

When i was happy with the result i used my spellbinders die and cut the shape out. Then using the Walnut stain i gave the edges a light staining.

All that was left with the images was to build up the card. Making sure each layer was in the right position.

For this i used a photographic style glue which did give me some freedom of movement.

Now then the bottle top. Using my Alcohol ink and blender i recolored the silver into a silver/bronze coloured surface. Then after i had drawn around the die i stamped the phrase ‘Happy Birthday’ as it was a metal this ink is the best due to the nature of the surface of the material.

Using my Caliber i took the die placed onto my cutting mat and secured the die into the right position i then ran the die through the machine to cut out the shape.

Using the Wooden peg i clipped it onto the die. Then using a strong clear glue i built up a small mound of the glue so that when it was placed onto the card it would be level with the Peg when secured onto the card.

There you have it a card that can be given to any member of friend of the family.

Hope you like it and if you have any questions please ask away.

Happy Crafting

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    Thanks for the free papers. I like to use SU's My Digital Studio. I don't pretend to be a great card maker, but have a card I made using a couple of your papers, but not sure where to send them.
    from WofC


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