Thursday, 9 April 2015

Birdcage Collage using Stampbord

Hello everyone, I have a Chocolate Baroque Design Team project to show you using one of this month's individual stamps, Birdcage Collage.

I started my project by inking up the stamp, and then placing an ATC sized piece of Stampbord onto the stamp to take a partial print of the image. I stamped the image again onto a piece of white card. I coloured the Stampbord image with pencils, and also the areas of the image on the card that would not be covered by the Stampbord image.

I created a tile effect on the Stampbord using Versamark and UTEE. Once the Stampbord had cooled down completely, I attached it to the card image, lining up the two images so that they matched each other.

I created the card background using the wrinkle free Distress technique: adding Shabby Shutters Distress Ink to my craft mat, and spritzing it with water, before dragging my card through the ink. I dried this layer, and then patted the card onto the mat again to pick up some of the left over ink droplets, and dried the card again. I added Salty Ocean DI and repeated the process. I used a Crafter's Workshop template and the same colour Distress Inks to add a trellis effect to two of the corners of my background, and stamped a small berry stamp taken from the Woodland Dreams stamp set onto the other two corners.

I attached the background to an 8" x 8" crd blank and added a sentiment from the Card Sentiments clear stamp set.

Thanks for stopping by, xx


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a gorgeous card Judith, I love how you've used the stampbord.

Sue xx

Paula (PEP) said...

That is some lining up of images & so effective, especially with the use of the UTEE. When I first looked I didn't click to the fact that the whole stamped image is composed of both the background stamping & the Stampbord - a super idea. I love the fact that you've echoed both the idea of the berries & the trellis in the stamped collage image with your four corner designs. It's always fascinating to see your varying echoing techniques.
Paula (PEP)

Elaine said...

This is a really clever design. As Paula said, your lining up is spot on and the use of the stampboard for a spotlight technique really interesting. I love the combination of the wrinkle free distress and stencilling for the background. It provides a lovely foil for the soft colouring of your main pattern. Elaine xxx

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