Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Springtime Steampunk Card Duo :D

For the first card of this card duo I was inspired by the MFT colour challenge #43, the colours to use were white, yellow, blue and green, so here's my attempt... I love this stamp! it was from a really old Kanban stamp set, and I wanted to try and use it in a completely different way than I have before, and thought this colour combination would be a perfect time to try it :D I started off by stamping the image (onto a piece of card cut with the large stitched rectangle die from the MFT blueprints #13 die-namics set), and then I painted over it with Pebeo drawing gum (this stuff is brilliant!!!!) and I also added some splats of it in the background too. I then let this dry and used Broken China distress ink to gently blend around the image giving a soft almost sky effect, to add to this I used the cogs stamp from the same set and stamped that in a pale turquoise pigment ink from Hobbycraft and also in Tide Pool Hero Arts ink to give extra depth. Once the background was finished I peeled up the masking fluid with my finger (making sure I removed the excess ink from on top of it first) to reveal the white image underneath :D The next step was colouring the image, I did this with promarkers, almond, blush and vanilla for the 'skin', soft lime, lemon and canary for the yellow parts and meadow green, leaf green and bright green for the green areas :D The finishing touch was the sentiment, I decided to go for Happy Birthday as I seem to be running out of Birthday cards, and for the sentiment I used a cute little set which I got in Tiger where each letter is separate and you press them into 'pegs' which enable you to stamp them :D I'm really pleased with this card, and I'm so glad to have used an old stamp set again and to have used it in a completely different way than I have done before :D

I'm entering this card into:

The MFT colour challenge #43

The Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge - Make it Girlie

Here's the second card of this card duo using the other stamp from the Kanban stamp set, I did the exact same thing for this card, however I used the following Promarkers for the colouring... almond, blush and vanilla for his 'skin', cornflower, china blue and midnight blue for his jacket, cool aqua and marine for the turquoise accents and cool grey 3,4 and 5 for all the grey areas :D I'm also really pleased with this card too, I and expect I will be experimenting with different colour variations too :D

To see the process behind this card, please watch my Youtube video below:

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