Friday, 27 April 2012


Victorian Lady
This wonderful stamp is from a stamp collection by IndigoBlu called MUSIC HALL. This is available from Thats Crafty On Line Store.

Once again it is a set of stamps that can be combined to make one Image or just using 1 or 2 to make a just as impressive image.

IndigoBlue Music Hall Stamp Set
8 x 8 Card Made up.
Sheet of Purple Card Stock
A4 Sheet White Card Stock
Black Glitter Card Stock
Die’s to cut out the Toppers Shape’s. {you may have your Cricut, eCraft etc.]
Card Candi Wedding Bells – Ritz [Re coloured with a bronze pen]
Cosmic Shimmer Mist – Bronze Blush – Golden Fish – Ancient Blush
Glimmer Mist – Afraid of the dark
T.H. Distressing Ink – Aged Mahogany – Rusty Hinge – Victorian Velvet
Adirondack Ink Pads – Latte – Eggplant - Watermelon – Pitch Black
A4 Sheet Water Colouring Paper
A4 Sheet Neenah Paper
Non Stick Crafting Mat
Spray Bottle
Baby Wipes and Disposable Plastic Gloves
Length of contrasting ribbon. Think O.T.T when your looking for this embellishment.
Normal Crafting Stock we all have. Scrap Paper


Now then we have to get messy, i have put down disposable gloves, well i did learn the hard way and even 5 days later there is a tint to my fingers!.

So armed with your gloves lay out the Non Slip crafting mat. Using your coloured ink pads visualise an area of about A4. Dab onto the mat the different ink pads, try not to overlap as you don't want to contaminate your pads. When your happy take hold of your spray bottle and just cover the inks with a layer of thin water.

You don't want to drown out the ink hue but just enough that will leave a nice colour onto your water colouring paper.

Take the Misting bottles and just lay a thin layer of the glimmer mists. try not to again combine them at this stage.

Now take your paper and lay onto the ink. Lift up the paper and look, at what you have achieved. If there are white spots just take the paper and move it about lifting up the ink from the mat. if you have not covered just lay down some more in and repeat what you have done. When your happy place to one side.

Clean up your mat by using scraps of paper, you don't want to throw anything away. I always keep a few white/tan tags to one side to use just for this.

If you cant wait for the paper to dry use your heat gun on a low setting.

When the paper is ready Using the Music script stamp start to lay down some imagery. Use the tap and then stamp technique. This is the only time you don't have to be careful and get ink all over the stamp. When you have inked up stamp onto some spr. paper and then stamp onto the inked paper. You want to have a light layer and the inked stamp does not stand out its got to melt into the back ground.

Place to once side to dry.

Taking an Oval die or if you have a die cutting machine cut out an oval, Failing that use what ever you have in your crafting stash cut out the oval and using good black ink [I'm so impressed with the Pitched Black by Adirondack].

Stamp the image into the centre of the oval. Then using the Tim Holts Distressing inks you have used for the water colouring back ground just put a hint of colour onto the oval. This is to tie everything into place. Stark white is sometimes so over powering when it comes to strong colours. It can make the card unbalanced.

Lets now start to build up the background of the card. Using the Flourish that's in the set, edge the purple paper. Again use the black ink that your using. [Try to keep to the same black all the way through a project. If you look carefully some blacks do not print the same hue on different papers.]

Secure onto the card that you have bought or constructed yourself. Carefully trim the edges so that its flush.

Now its time to cut out the same shape as the Multi coloured paper you have made. Just make sure that the black shape is a bit larger so it can overlap when layered together.

Just to give the illusion that you have used brads i love the Candi embellishments. There are a large collection of colours available they just glue into place and gives that look of brads.

Lay the black card onto the paper just off centre height way. [You want to leave a space for the lavish ribbon your going to use]. Using the Candi brads secure one in each ‘Petal’ Repeat the same with the paper that you have created. Make sure that your going to lay the edge into the ‘dip’ of the black card.

Again place the Candi embellishment's into place.

You will see that i have turned the Stamped image on to an angle so that the image looks Upright.

Then take your ribbon secure into place and then make a great big bow. As big as you can make it. Its got to be a focal point and not to hide away.

There you have it. A rather ‘Lavish’ looking card that's not cost the earth to make. The ribbon came from an old ‘prezzy’ that some one received and were going to throw away.

That's what gave me my colour tone. Who would have thought a ribbon and a great set of stamps would lead me to making this card?

Any questions please send me a message and l will do my best to help answer your question.

Happy Crafting


1 comment:

  1. Great card and thank for the instructions. Love that image!


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