Wednesday, May 19, 2010

May Stamp Club

Father's Day Card with Lovely as a Tree Stained Mosaic Technique

To make the main image using the Stained Mosaic Technique I followed the tutorial found HERE. It is a fairly easy tutorial to follow (with photos) so I won't elaborate on it in this post.

A couple of things I changed after practicing the Stained Mosaic Technique:

One of the changes I made was instead of using Basic Black ink, like the tutorial instructs, I used Basic Grey ink. I found that the Grey was a little more subtle looking and not so harsh as the Black ink.

When I used Blender Pens in colouring the main image, after embossing and staining with ink the image looked quite pale. When I used markers instead, the image was more vibrant and showed up better. We used markers at the stamp club last night. We "thumped" or "pounced" the marker in dots on the trees instead of straight colouring in the trees.

Also, I found I prefered to use a sponge when staining the embossed main image rather then using the ink pad directly on the image. It had a cleaner look.


Brocade Blue card base: 4 1/4 x 4 1/4
Always Artichoke: 2 7/8 x 4 1/4
Whisper White: 2 1/2 x 4 1/4


Stamps: Lovely as the Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Brocade Blue, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, Basic Grey, VersaMark
Accessories: Certainly Celery Marker, Always Artichoke Marker, Clear Button, Hemp, Glue Dot, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Sponge

4 1/4 x 4 1/4 card

Chipboard Birds

This card uses the DSP from the last mini catalogue. At the workshop we used the Cottage Wall DSP on this card as well.

Card Directions:

To create card base:

1. Adhere Old Olive card stock (not shown in this photo, but we used a Texturz Plate to emboss this piece).

2. Add Cottage Wall Designer Series Papaer and strip of Rich Razzleberry card stock.

3. On Whisper White card stock, punch one corner of card stock with Corner Rounder punch, use Spiral Punch to punch notches in edge of card stock and add sentiment of your choice to bottom of card stock.

4. On same piece of Whisper White card stock, use the Horizontal Slot punch to make a slot through which you will tie the Rich Razzleberry ribbon into a double knot.

To create chipboard bird or owl:

1. Choose your patterned paper/DSP for your bird or owl. Flip the DSP over and place your bird/owl on top. Trace with a pencil and then cut out. Remember, you are tracing onto the side of patterned paper that you do NOT want to see.

Note: On the bird, you can have a number of types of patterned paper, whereas the owl just uses one.

2. Use liquid white glue on the chipboard and place your cut out image on top. Once dry, you can sand the edges. This makes the edges smooth and depending on how much you sand it can give a more or less distressed look to the image.

Completing the Owl:

1. Punch out two 3/4" circles out of Old Olive card stock. Glue to chipboard circles.

2. Using the Three Way Heart Punch, punch out two of the smallest hears in Rich Razzleberry card stock. Glue onto the chipboard hearts and then to the Old Olive circles.

3. Cut out nose triangle and glue to chipboard triangle.

4. Glue eyes and nose to owl. Adhere owl to Whisper White card stock. I found that a tape runner works well.

Completing the Bird:

1. Sponge bird legs with Close to Cocoa ink.

2. Glue tail and wing to the bird's body.

3. Adhere the bird, beak and legs to Whisper White card stock.


Whisper White card base: 4 1/4 x 8 1/2
Old Olive: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8
Cottage Wall DSP: 4 1/8 x 2 1/4
Rich Razzleberry Strip: 4 1/8 x 1/2

Whisper White: 4 x 3 1/2

Cottage Wall Scraps
Old Olive Scraps

Rich Razzleberry Scraps


Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Cottage Wall DSP, Whisper White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Close to Cocoa (for Bird's legs)

Accessories: Spiral Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Three Way Heart Punch, Horizontal Slot Punch, Rich Razzleberry PolkaDot Ribbon, Tombo Liquid Glue, Scissors, On Board So Tweet Chipboard

4 1/4 x 5 1/2 card

Here are some pictures of the creating of my own Stained Mosaic block:
Thanks for stopping by.


Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful card. It look really complicated. I will have to check out that tutorial. Thanks for link. I also think the birdie cards are super sweet.