Sunday, 24 June 2018

The Cat's Out Of The Bag


    This card has been delivered so now I can blog it. It was made using John Nextdoor's media plates which I absolutely love playing with.
     I started by placing the media plate on the stamp press and inking it up with Izink dye inks, three colours all blended with the brayer.
     I stamped the white card, used the brayer again, no more ink, and stamped again just to get a good covering.   
     With just a little more ink dabbed on around the edge of the media plate, using a blending egg, inking the oval was finished. The media plate was cleaned off gently with a soft cloth to remove excess ink.

      Then using a stencil over the media plate I used a blending egg to add colour to it.
     The stencil was removed and the pattern on the plate was then stamped onto the previously inked oval.
     Once dry I used a cat silhouette stamp by Lavinia Stamps  and a greeting from Woodware to finish off the image panel. A stamp press is a must for silhouettes, it rarely works well the first time so being able to stamp more than once in exactly the same spot is fantastic.
     Once the image panel was dry I matted and layered it with a hint of purple between the black and white before mounting it on a white card blank.


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crazy 4 Challenges - Ombre   (W)
My Time To Craft - Stamped Background   (F)
Seize The Birthday - Birthday   (F)
Show Us Your Pussies - Cats Only   (M)


4 comments:

  1. Love the oval background and that cat stamp is super.

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  2. Wow, it looks like that lace doily is floating on a sky of beautiful colors. Love the silhouette cat. Thanks for sharing and being a friend of Seize the Birthday challenge.
    Barbara Design Team Member

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  3. I love your technique to get the lace pattern over your ombre background! Beautiful!

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  4. Fantastic background and the black kitty silhouette looks awesome on there :-)
    Thank you for purring along to play at SUYP Cats Challenges.
    Hugz
    IKE x

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