Hi everyone! It is Verity here again from Pretty Little Button, so good to be back up on the blog again. It is release week again, yay! Don't you just love seeing what new designs they come up with. I am showing you two cards today made with two new 'When I grow up' girls - there are 4 in total. These are a great line of stamps empowering girls to believe that their futures are endless and they can be whatever they chose to be when they are older, no matter what the current stereotype is for that job. The two girls I have to show you, often arent seemed a normal dream for girls, but they should be! Lots of females enter these profession and make excellent soldiers and policewomen. Anyway, enough of my rambles, read on to find out how EASY these cards are to make. Believe me, they're easy. I made them at 5 am in the morning after being woken up for 2 hours and gave up on going back to sleep!
Army Soldier - When I grow up Card details:
I chose colours to reflect the profession so I choose green for camouflage. For these cards, I used the ink smoshing technique to create the organic background. I used twisted citron and lucky clover distress oxide, squishing the pads onto an acrylic block. Using a water bottle, I sprayed each colour with water to get a good pool on the block.
To pick the colour up I use the back of stamp sheet, but you can use a seperate acetate sheet. I 'smooshed' the wet colour onto watercolour paper, moving the colour around to add interest. I dried this layer of colour with a heat gun before adding the next colour, to prevent the colours mixing too much and just ending up with one colour on the paper.
Once I was happy with the effect I had gotten on the card, I made sure the paint was compeletely dry. I heat embossed the girl over the main area of colour in Raven embossing powder, and using a matching colour I stamped the sentiment around the girl. I tended to use second generation stamping for the sentiment around the girl as I didn't want to distract from the girl. Using raven detailed black ink I stamped the sentiment one last time in full down the bottom. Isn't it just a great quote! Lastly I added black paint splatter to find the card off and foam mounted the panel onto a white card base.
Police Officer - When I grow up card details:
This second card came together in very similar way, the main difference being the colours used and the stamp! For the colours I choose Faded Jeans and Salty Ocean distress oxides. However, on this card, I heat embossed the girl before I applied the colour.
Both ways worked well, but I did find I had more control of applying the colour before I heat
embossed. But this will be down to preference. Again, I used second generation stamping for the coloured sentiment and used the Raven detailed black ink for the main sentiment. This is yet another great quote!
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Till next week,
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