Sunday, 17 July 2016

Stampbord Butterfly Card - Guest Blogging with Oak House Studio

Hello, I'm back again with a new post after my little break from blogging. I was so thrilled to be asked by Lynnda at Oak House Studio to contribute to her blog as I do love Oak House Studio products, especially the stamps and Inks.  The theme this month is colours – rainbows and there are certainly plenty of gorgeous vibrant colours to choose from in the Colour Chemistry inks range.  To challenge myself, I thought I would try Stampbord, I’ve seen it, read about it but never tried it before, so today’s project is my very first play. (I would also like to enter this card into the July Make It Take it Challenge over at Craft Stamper Magazine, which is an 'Anything Goes' theme this month)

I started by adding a colour wash of Paris Pink to the surface of the stampbord, then I used a wet brush to flick and tap French Lavender and Pumpkin inks randomly onto the surface, and dragged lines from some of the splashes using a ‘pokey’ tool.

I stamped a butterfly and heat embossed with the fabulous Silver detail powder.  Added extra colour using a paint brush loaded with French lavender ink.   Using the Triple Berry Purples inkpad to stamp ‘Dream’ under the butterfly and some random dottiness with a white pen and the stampbord panel was finished.

 I used both Peacock Green and Jubilee Blue inks to create a colour wash background panel, flicked with water and then used a paper towel to dab and lift colour in places, adding extra texture by stamping with the little dotty textures stamp.  Texture Element stamps were used on 2 corners to ‘frame’ the panel, the Triple Berry Purples inkpad for this and also added ‘Follow Your’ to top corner.  I used a white pen again to highlight some of the stamping in the corner elements. 

To assemble the card, I created a card blank by scoring & folding white leather card, I mounted the background panel onto black card and then to card front.  The stampbord panel has also been matted onto black card before attaching to the card front.  To finish I added a few bright sequins. I love the colours in this card, the way the Peacock Green really makes the Paris Pink ‘pop’, it’s a combination that I find very uplifting.  I think what I really like about Oak House Studio products is that you don’t have to be the world’s best stamper to achieve results you can be happy with, the products are such a great quality that you don’t need the expensive stamping tools to achieve a good stamped impression, the inkpads are juicy and rich and the Colour Chemistry inks give fabulous results. 

Here is what I used:  
From Oakhouse Studio
Charming Butterfly
Texture Element Stamps
Textures from updated Double Daisy stamp set
Peacock Green, Jubilee Blue, Paris Pink, French Lavender, Pumpkin
Triple Berry Purples Inkpad
Silver Detail embossing powder
Black Card
White Card
White Leather Embossed Card

d/s tape,glue,sequins

Challenges Entered:
July Make It Take it Challenge 'Anything Goes' at Craft Stamper Magazine