Since I published Sunday’s video, when I demonstrated the Alcohol Colour Wash on Vellum technique I’ve had a few questions about the cards I showed at the beginning of the video. I had made them all using this technique which has proved to be very popular. The Sailing Home card is probably the most popular of all so I’ll start with that one. Although I used Light and Dark Night of Navy Stampin’ Blends to create the Colour Washed Vellum (CWV) I chose Misty Moonlight Cardstock (CS) and ink for the sentiment and images. I did this because there’s part of the CWV that looks very much like Misty Moonlight. To me, it’s very visible in the top left-hand side above the yachts.
I knew had a cello bag full of stamped and die-cut images inside the Sailing Home Stamp Set box. After I sorted them into colours, I chose the Misty Moonlight and Night of Navy. I played around with various images and found Misty Moonlight layout I liked so I started making the card. Starting with a top layer of Misty Moonlight CS I die-cut a window using the Stitched Nested Dies no 6. Next I embossed the top layer using the soon-to-be retired Scripty 3D Embossing Folder. After I adhered the CWV to the back of the window, I adhered the layer on a middle layer of Basic White CS. Then I adhered it onto a Misty Moonlight CS card base.
I adhered my three chosen images popped up with Dimensionals. The sentiment BIRTHDAY WISHES is from the Butterfly Wishes Stamp Set and was stamped onto a scrap of Basic White CS using Misty Moonlight Ink. After die-cutting the sentiment using a die from the Hippo & Friends Dies, I adhered it on Dimensionals in the top right hand corner. Inside the card I adhered a middle layer of Basic White CS and added a ready prepared anchor in the bottom right-hand corner. This was a quick and easy card to make because all four images had already been made for an earlier card. The second card I made was the Highland Heather Pretty Perennials card which I demonstrated on the video in Petal Pink. I found nearly all the flowers, leaves, and flower centres for those two cards ready prepared in the stamp set box. The next card I made was the Butterfly Brilliance card. I knew I already had some stamped and die-cut butterflies but unpainted in the stamp set case. The sheet of CWV I used for this card was made with Dark Rich Razzleberry and Dark Highland Heather so I used light and dark of both colours to colour the butterfly. When I had finished colouring the butterfly, I painted it using my Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Pen. I also added some small pearls which I had painted with the Dark Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Blend.
To put my card together, I adhered the top layer CWV to a top Basic White CS layer and then onto a middle Basic White CS layer. Finally I added it to a Rich Razzleberry CS card base. The sentiment BIRTHDAYS ARE THE BEST DAYS is from the Beautiful Friendship Stamp Set and I stamped it onto a piece of Basic White CS using Rich Razzleberry ink. After I had die-cut the sentiment using the straight cut circle die no 4 from the Layering Circle Dies I adhered it to a scalloped layer of Rich Razzleberry CS die-cut using the scalloped no 4 die. I adhered it on Dimensionals in the top left-hand corner and added two larger painted pearls and a ladybird beneath the sentiment. Finally, I popped the sentiment up on Dimensionals. Inside the card I added a middle layer of Basic White CS but I haven’t decorated it yet!
The last two cards are the same, just different colours. The first card is Rococo Rose card and the CWV was created using the Light Granny Apple Green and the Light Rococo Rose Stampin’ Blends. To decorate this card I used the smaller daisy punch and punched twelve in Rococo Rose CS. After carefully curling all the petals downwards I adhered them together in groups of three. After building my card in the same way as the Blackberry Bliss card, I daubed the edges of all the petals using our Whisper White Craft Ink. This made the petals look like velvet! Then I adhered three daisies in a line on the left-hand side by adding some Tombow glue only in the centre of each flower. I held them down for a few seconds to allow Tombow a chance to get a grip. By not glueing all over allowed me easy access to add the leaves! The leaves were die-cut using Granny Apply Green CS with a die from the Forever Flourishing Dies (which match the Forever Fern Stamp Set).
I cut the individual branches off and rounded the leaves that I’d had to separate. Next I put some Tombow on the top and bottom two or three leaves and slipped them under the petals. The sentiment and die are the same I used for the Sailing Home card. I cut a piece of Rococo Rose CS that was a tad under 1″ by a tad under 2″ and adhered the sentiment onto it. I tried cutting the four corners off so it would look like a layer for the sentiment. I didn’t make a very good job of it so I cut the two sides off and used it like that instead! I popped it up on Dimensionals and added a ladybird and used three long-retired gems in the centre of each daisy. Inside the card I added a middle layer of Basic White CS and adhered the fourth daisy in place. I’ve lost my notes so I’m guessing the last card has been created using Dark Bermuda Bay and Dark Pool Party. This card was created the same way as the Rococo Rose card except the daisy centres are Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (being carried forward!!) which I painted using the Dark Daffodil Delight Blend. I was also successful with the layer for the sentiment this time!
Today I have another MRI at 10.30 am and have to fast for four hours! I don’t mind delaying my breakfast but I will miss my cup of tea!! After we’ve finished at the hospital, hubby and I are going back to the garden centre. We were there on Sunday and bought some vegetable and herb plants. Once we were home, we enjoyed a cup of tea and then went out into the beautiful sunshine and spent time gardening. It was then that we realised that we needed to replace two of our big tubs – one with rosemary and the other with a bay tree – because they have big cracks in them. That’s it from me today. I look forward to being back soon and in the meantime, please take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Cardstock Layer Sizes: A4
Card base 8¼” x 5¾” scored and folded at 4 1/8”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5½”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3¾” x 5 3/8”
Cardstock Layer Sizes: Letter-size
Card base 8½” x 5½” scored and folded at 4¼”
Middle layer: 2 pieces 4” x 5¼”
Top layer: 2 pieces 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”