maandag 10 februari 2014

Stamp loving

Hi everyone,

This week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge it's all about: we love stamps! I'm sure you love them too, so why don't you join in and get inky!



I consider myself a real stamp lover. So this is a challenge right up my alley. But I had a hard time with it, because this card is made for someone that is going through something big in her life and I wanted to let her know I'm thinking about her and I'm there for her.

First I cut the Manila cardstock to the right size and then covered it with Gesso. A non-porous surface alows the Gelatos to move easier and not immediately soak into the paper when it gets wet. As the main stamp I used the Hot Air Balloon from Tim Holtz. This is one of my favorites main image stamps. To me it represents hope. I've stamped it with Versamark and I used it with Black Embossing Powder to give a resist.

 

I wanted to create a sort of rainbow effect. So on the bottom of the card I applied ​​three colors Gelatos. Spritzed it with a little bit of water and it comes to life and made some drippage. It didn't quite blend as I had envisioned, but I am still very happy with the result.



Because the surface is gessoed, and therefor non- porous, you can also remove the color with a stencil and a baby wipe so you get a pattern in it.



To give it more of a artsy look, I sure love to splatter some Black Marble ink on it!



Often is a card not complete without washi tape! She loves hummingbirds and that makes the card complete!






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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

28 opmerkingen :

  1. Idd erg mooi! De vogels maken hem helemaal af! Groetjes x Cis

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  2. What a beautiful striking card. Your friend will appreciate your card and the thoughts behind it.

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  3. This card is so lovely, Sandra. The stamping, colors and those washi tapes on the background are fabulous. :)

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  4. Ok ... Sandra I am really floored by the idea of *removing* ink from a project through a stencil. That is an incredible idea. I so have to try that!! Gorgeous colors and that balloon is one of my favorite stamps as well. Thanks for the inspiration!! -- Mary Elizabeth

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  5. Fantastic card and I love, love, love the techniques you've used to make so many interest layers...just wonderful! :)

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  6. Love this card! Thank you for showing us how you made it!

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  7. So many fabulous techniques on this card, Sandra! Love the dramatic feel and what a great share! Hugs!

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  8. Pretty project, Sandra! I love the color combo and the stenciling :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  9. This has so many clever aspects to it! I really love the bright colors you used and I thought it was brilliant to do drips and then turn them upside down! You are always so creative and give me so much inspiration every time I stop by! This is a winner project for sure!

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  10. This is one of my favorites! I love how you used the Gelatos. That baby wipe technique is so cool. Love it!

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  11. stunning card ! love all that you used here: ballon stamp ,gelatos, stencil! fantastic project! Love your style! BArbarayaya

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  12. Just love combining Tim stamps with Kaisercraft. The compliment each other so well. This card is fabulos. Just love the background. Hope your friend feels better upon receiving it

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  13. Fantastic color! I love the drips of paint! So fun and bright!

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  14. Thanks for sharing the gesso resist and gelato removal via the stencil-- really clever.

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  15. Wonderful project Sandra! Love the artsy background paired with the hot air balloon!

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  16. Fabulous card Sandra! Love the gelato background and of course the balloon stamp (I remember that that is a favourite of yours).

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  17. Love this card, the colors you chose and love seeing the tip on the gesso and ink.

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  18. the colors are so vibrant and lovely...I love how you used the stencils to add texture...awesome project..

    Hugs
    Nancy T.

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  19. Fabulous gelato drippage - I think it's really cool that the colours retained their clarity - and brilliant stamping!
    Alison x

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  20. Love what you did with the gelato colours, Sandra ... they look fantastic all merged and dripping! Anita :)

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  21. You have such a magnificent style and Simon Says Stamp knows it too. I am going to keep this in my e-mail box so I can go back and re-read it!
    sandy xx

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  22. This is one cool card - thanks for all the explanations - have to try some of it one of those days.....

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  23. Love those drips/splatters Sandra. Jenny x

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