This month with WOW we have been asked to make a card to go with a British theme. My eclectic phase is hanging on and so …………
Obviously I have thought about red, white and blue and I wanted to incorporate the technique I had long forgotten until Jo Pritchard resurected it – alcohol inks and an air duster can – dropping ink onto A4 glossy card then blasting it with the air can to spred it on the paper. The results are unique every time.
I then cut it into 5 strips of 1 x 5.5 ins and stamped the WOW vintage wallpaper over the top with black stazon. I then matted these onto dark blue card and then onto a 6 x 6 in card.
I then die cut a spellbinder classic scallop oval in white card and also onto a piece of acetate. I sprayed the white card with cosmic shimmers and then took a union jack embossing folder and put versamark on the emboss side then used WOW bright white embossing powder. I purposly did not use an antistatic bad as I wanted the effect to be a bit grundgy.
I then die cut 2 balloons with the alcohol ink covered card and matted them onto silver card. I then die cut a G and B for Great Britain and put versamark on them followed by WOW red glitz glitter embossing powder. I placed red wire around the bottom of the balloons and attached these to the mouth of the bird.
The mechanical bird stamp came from 100proofpress.com an online rubber stamp company. I stamped the bird and then cut it out. I then coloured in different parts of the bird with a embossing ink pen and sprinkled WOW embossing powders in bright white, apple red, metallic blue, metaline dark blue and lagoon on in different areas then went over the edges with a fine black permanent marker making it look mechanical and added feathers, which if you are like me you’ve had for ages and never used!
The flourish is a maya road pre cut die and I edged this with blue and red distress ink and put glossy accents over the top.
I then die cut a Tim Holtz paper rosette, coloured this in red and blue distress inks and then painted over the top with light blue acrylic paint wiping the paint off in strategic places. I then used one of my bottle tops and placed a union jack circle and rossette from the click print and go ‘Jewel Britannia’ cd from My Craft Studio and attached this to the front of the rosette, filling it with glossy accents.
Putting it all together the card looks like this……….
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