'What you do speaks so loudly, I can't hear what you say.'
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, 3 November 2014

It was my turn to do the class at the Stamp Club on Saturday, and I couldn’t decide what to do, so I ended up doing three different things – sort of…  There was a mini meeting before we began, which I wasn’t allowed to attend (I’m not a member), so I started quite late and consequently was unable to complete the final project, a popup accordion book/card. I did give them the die cut cards and show everyone how to put it together, which is a bit fiddly, to say the least!

We played around with watercolour paper and water based dye inks, creating a misty looking background, then overstamped with pigment inks and heat embossed with clear powder.  Here are the results.

wc 8   wc 7

wc 5   wc 1

Some better than others…, lol.

Incidentally, if you haven’t yet tried the Tsukineko Delicata Gold inkpad, you really should!  It’s wonderful and it’s water soluble so if you add it to the paper with water, it leaves a lovely glitzy effect. That’s it on the card above, on the right hand side – used with my trusty Stampendous crackle stamp.

wc 2   wc 4

wc 6   wc 3

They’re all cut with the (TH) Sizzix Cabinet die, btw. I don’t have a lot of dies but I quite like this one.

I have photos of most of the accordion cards, so I’ll upload them in a day or so.

Wishing you all a great week.


5 very kind comments from lovely people:

Rosie said...

So wonderful creations, love them

Annie Stamps said...

Love the effect Cath, it's gorgeous. Will have to find my watercolour paper and try this later in the week. xx Annie P

Darlene said...

Wow great cards ....wish i was in the class to learn!!!!

massofhair said...

ALL of the cards are beautiful, all equal in how much they are admired and enjoyed.

Thank you for the tip about the gold ink pad:-) x

Sarah Anderson said...

Ooo Cath, these are gorgeous!! Sorry I missed this class, and more sorry I didn't remember to ask to see the samples later that day - although my head did appear to be all over the place!