Saturday, April 15, 2017

Use Die as a Stencil + Mixed Gilding Flakes

Hi all... Shaz here - with another tutorial .. so grab a cuppa! 😉
To my card .. a peek! 
Am re-visiting the new technique from earlier this month where I've used a Die to make stencil.
1. I took the * Pre-order Sizzix Thinlets Mixed Media #2 Die set - used the swirl from this set, and die cut a scrap of cardstock from cereal box, hey presto, disposable stencil!! 👍
2. Then made a disposable sponge, see below - cut folded piece of new cheap kitchen sponge, attached a handle with folded card, stapled on. 😉 Dabbed carefully,. #working from top to bottom. This was very detailed die cut stencil. The spaces where it is bit "floaty" in middle needed more care.
3. Glue used was the Cosmic shimmer flitter glue. Very tacky.
Leave for 20 to 30 mins to set, otherwise flakes don't adhere nicely.
Lay leaf loosely over sticky area where you want it, smooth it carefully around in circular motion and push it on with very gentle finger tips.
Then remove excess flakes with soft fairly-sizeable paintbrush, buff the glorious shine well, again with soft pressure, in circular motion (see above image). Remove  & save excess flakes.
4. Used more Silver than in earlier card,  + little of Egyptian Gold Gilding Flakes. Smoothed it off well, with fingers or brush.
5. Added the soft shading with  the gorgeous Distress Ink Chipped Sapphire pad.
(*Distress Ink - Available pre-order from Bec upon request)

I wanted to highlight the swirl so used water based ink rather than dye ink.
 Took *Pre-order Memory Box Vivienne Butterfly Die, and the inside greeting of *Pre-order Sue Wilson Just For You Ornate Oval Die.
6. Cut both out dies. Double layered greeting, coloured butterfly DP with the DI Chipped Sapphire.
7. Die cut the sheet with *Pre-order Spellbinder Pierced Rectangles. Truly Bec has the best prices around.. this versatile rectangle set is so unbelievably priced!!! check it oFinished card, added some bling to butterfly, just let the swirl show under the butterfly.
For a different look, see earlier neutral shaded card Over here!  A big plus, is minimal cleaning up with disposable home made tools.

Please do pop over  HERE at Bizzy Bec's - ANYTHING Goes Challenge! And pop by Bec's store.. for the month of April she has storewide, a whopping 25% off  her already low prices!!  

Thanks for popping over, especially if you say hi to let me know you've been by - you bless my heart!
I pray you're enjoying a God blessed Easter.

God bless you all, you are appreciated.
Shaz in Oz.x


loz said...

Fabulous card and technique Shaz..Loz

Craftychris said...

Gorgeous card and fabulous tutorial, thank you! xxx

Louise F NZ said...

Your tutorials are always amazing! Beautiful card.