Hi everyone, for this weeks Stamping and Blogging sketch challenge I decided to use the Love is Kindness stamp, it’s such a cute stamp. Here is my card for SB94.
I stamped the Love is Kindness image using black Memento Ink and then stamped the background splotches off a couple of times before stamping on my card for a more subtle effect. I coloured the flowers in using Blendabilities and cut out the oval using the Oval Framelits. I then clear embossed over the entire image before applying my Crystal Effects to the flowers and newspaper. Clear embossing the image first will stop the coloured image from running.
I inked up the raised portion of the Stylish Stripes embossing folder using the Memento Ink before using my Big Shot to emboss it. Amy Koenders reminded me of this fun technique with her gorgeous card in last weeks Stamping and Blogging Sketch Challenge, thanks Amy (smile).
Now I thought I would share with you how I created the black frame around the oval, just in case you realised it is a lot smaller than the next size up oval framelit. I used the same size Oval Framelit to cut the white oval and also to create the black frame. I cut 2 black ovals and then cut them in half, see photo below.
I then adhered them behind the white oval to create a smaller matting, how easy is that. You will end up with a small square in the center. I place the white oval on top of the cut frame, this will allow you to make sure it is even from the front, don’t worry about what the back looks like. Here is the photo of the back, see mine is not perfect, it does not matter, nobody will know once it has been stuck down lol.
Here is a photo of this weeks sketch that I designed my card from.
I can’t wait to see what the rest of the Design Team have come up with this week, let’s take a look, you can do this by clicking on the links below to visit their websites.
Sandi MacIver – USA
Amy Koenders – USA
Michelle Last – UK
Lee Conrey – USA
Claire Daly – Australia
Caroline van der Straatan – Netherlands
Marine Wiplier – France
Shelagh Freemantle – Canada
Kerstin Kreis – Germany
Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand (that’s me)
If you would your own free copy of either to Sale-A-Bration or Occasions catalogue I would be more than happy to pop one or both in the post for you, contact Patrice
Love is Kindness card was made using the following Stampin’ Up! products
If you would like to order any of the products I have used on this card, attend classes or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more information about the product by clicking on the image below that interests you.
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