Hey there crafty friends! I just want to say a huge thank you to Shaz for the lovely tutorials she has done over the last two weeks! Here’s her last post featuring our Australian Nature stamp set. Take it away Shaz!
Hi there, stampers! It’s Shaz here – from Calligraphy cards – Shaz in Oz. I am back with my second GDT for Inspired By Stamping for May!
Started by stamping the stunning forest kingfisher, they’re from Far North Qld.
Used Black Onyx Versafine on small piece of lighter weight parchment cardstock, it’s good to colour. I’m an old fashioned stamper. Learnt stamping with embossing, so that’s what I nearly always do. Stamped two, as going to 3D the image, love dimension on a card.
TIP: How to cut outside an image with die, by partial die cutting
On the base piece I cut around the tip part of the beak on the bird to lift it over edge of Fancy Labels 3 Die .
This means it won’t be cut through beak section when you run it through the Cuttlebug. You can see how I cut it on the back of die cut. I just add tape on back these cuts, so as to keep it unnoticeable. As the 3D would overlay it, I didn’t really need to do this – but it does mean beak tip has extra strength of double layer.
Checked online the colours of Forest Kingfisher, before colouring. With its proper name under it, I had to get it right, plus it was a card for a birdlover.
Next lightly inked around the die cut, whilst still in die – with brushes and Distress Inks (Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky).
Tested selected colours of Tombow pens on the base image, before colouring the second image.
Cut around external and internal lines of second image.
**If you cut into sections of the image when layering, you can get away with just one extra image for 3D work, but most folks I know do up to four stamped images for layering. I do it the lazy (easier) way + less bulk and weight!
**Shape the image with shaping tools on foam shaping mat
**Adhere 3D image with generous dots of 3D silicone adhesive. Put aside to dry.
Next ink well top half of embossing folder (Sue Wilson Pinpoint 5.75″ x 7.5″ Embossing Folder -Ocean Waves) with Memento inks, Bahama blue, Teal Zeal, Paris Dusk. As this bird is often seen beside rainforest streams, thought this watery folder suitable; sprayed it also with Imagine Crafts Frosted Sheer Shimmer Mist.
Inked in Mini Misti the greeting which matches “Just for you” “…on your birthday”. Used Cobalt Versafine for this + the Just for You Greeting. Heat embossed them with clear Embossing powder.
Used Fiskars medium corner rounder on corner of embossing folder piece, edged it in navy card, and around the Fancy Labels 3 diecut.
Added foam mounting tape and attached to the left of pre-stamped in Cobalt Versafine ink “Just for You” greeting.
Hand cut a flag shape for the “.. On Your Birthday”.
The dimension on the image can be seen with this shot. Even though there is some dimension, it’s still a standard card in Oz – weight + thickness pass for regular post. The 3D glue gives image extra support.
Hope you enjoyed seeing how this card was made. I loved it, and thoroughly enjoyed working with Joanna’s high quality, clear stamp sets and dies.
I really want to thank her very much for the honour and great pleasure of being one of her monthly Guest Design Artists.
Thanks so much for popping over, please do say hi, then I know you’ve been by!
Shaz in Oz.x
Inkylicious Ink dusters, Imagine Crafts Frosted Sheer Shimmer Mist, Sue Wilson Pinpoint 5.75″ x 7.5″ Embossing Folder – Ocean Waves,