Hi everyone! It is Verity here again from Pretty Little Button.
I have a selection of cards today featuring three of the new October stamp releases
, they're just fantastic! I like the design on one card so much I made three versions to show you how easy it is to change the cards up! So read on, enjoy and let me know which of the new releases is your favourite! (You will find links to all Brutus Monroe supplies at the end of the post)
Road Trip Card details:
To start making these cards, I use a stamping platform to help line up the stamps easily. However, you can use acrylic blocks and get just as good of results. I used three of the caravans or mobile homes, (in the UK we tend to call the caravans!) to stamp a repeating background. For the first card, I wanted to colour the images in with watercolours, so the Detailed Raven Ink was brilliant for this. None of the ink bled or smudge when I painted them in.
I used a lovely blue and green colour palette for this card, and added some grey beneath each vehicle for shading. The background was foam mounted onto a 5"1/2 X 4" 1/7 white card base.
I embossed the sentiment 'Life is short and the world is wide' onto some blue cardstock in Raven embossing powder and heat this. The sentiment comes as one long sentiment in the set however, I stamped it in two sections for added detail and foam mounted this onto the background. To finish this card off, I stamped and coloured an additional vehicle, fussy cut this out and foam mounted once more for added dimension.
For the second card, I created the same design, but this time onto Kraft card and I heat embossed this in Icicle embossing powder. This produced outlines of the vehicles, but in a darker format of the kraft card. I coloured the vehicles in with regular pencils. For darker colours, I coloured a base layer of white pencil first to help bring out the colour on the kraft card.
The background was adhered onto a white card base. Again, I heat embossed the sentiment in two sections in Raven embossing powder and foam mounted this onto the design. The additional vehicle was embossed onto vellum in Raven embossing powder and I used my Stylefile markers to colour in the vehicle. You will need to colour on the backside of the vellum to avoid the embossing powder. This vehicle was mounted onto the card with clear adhesive. It was this little vehicle that inspired the last of the Road Trip cards.
I loved the texture of the vellum vehicle and wanted to turn this to a full card. I created the same design, used Raven embossing powder and heat set. As I mentioned previously, you will need to colour of the backside of you vellum - the side without the embossing powder. This will prevent the embossing powder ruining your Stylefile pens. Bare in mind when colouring on vellum, the colour will dull - for strong colours your will need to use dark colours.
I applied the vellum to a white card base with All-purpose craft glue. I placed small dabs behind the embossing lines so the adhesive would not show through. I loved the bold nature of this card, and decided to add some black paint splatter to the design. The card was finished off with a Kraft card banner sentiment off set to one side. (See the end of the post for the Stylefile colours I used)
Baroque Card details:
This card features the beautiful Baroque Background stamp. It is so detailed and beautiful I wanted to keep the card fairly simple to show it off. I stamped the background in embossing ink onto grey cardstock. This was covered with Penny embossing powder and heat set. To create the sentiment, I covered a strip of scrap card with embossing ink and heat set with Penny embossing powder. I repeated this several times to get a smooth finish.
I used the sentiment from the Floral Frame stamp set and embossed this to match. The sentiment was foam mounted onto a strip of vellum to mute the background surrounding the sentiment. I love the look of vellum overlying metallic embossing powder! The card design was foam mounted onto a grey card base. For the final touches, I added clusters of clear nuvo drops as embellishments.
Create a Cameo Card details:
The final card for today's post utilises the Create a Cameo stamp set. I loved the silhouettes in the set and thought they would be great for creating another repeat background. However, I wanted to pair it with a sentiment, and that's when I saw the 'Break the rules' stamp sentiment and knew how I would use a silhouette.
To start the card, I stamped one silhouette in Rock Candy blue Premium Surface ink off set in one corner. I then switched the Hayride and stamped the same silhouette until the background was full. I used one of the swirl stamps from the Create a Cameo stamp set to fill in the white spaces.
The sentiment was stamped onto a white die cut circle in matching ink. I didn't have any matching coloured cardstock to layer onto the card as above, so instead I created my own. I took each ink pad directly to scraps of card until I had applied an even coat. These were trimmed to have ribbon ends and adhere to the background. I added twine horizontally to help lead the eye to the sentiment which was foam mounted for dimension. Lastly, tonal nuvo drops were added for embellishments. This whole design was foam mounted onto a white card base.
Supplies used - click on the images below to purchase the supplies
I hope these cards have inspired you, and do check out all the new October releases here. If you want, please leave a comment below - I would love to hear what you think!
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Till next week,