Friday, 28 November 2014

Poinsettia and Holly Block Stamp- Happy Christmas

Layered card using the Poinsettia and Holly Block. 

Sheet of acetate
Card stock - white
Black archival ink pad
Twinkling H2o's - other options colour chemistry acrylic ink
Glitter glue
Foam pads

1.  Stamp image onto acetate.  Tip - ink up your stamp and place face up on your table. Transfer your stamped image gently by placing your acetate on top of the inked stamp -use a brayer to add pressure.

2.  Stamp image onto white card stock twice.

3.  Cut out the poinsettia from one of the images to make a window.  Paint the holly and the border - I used inktense water colour pencils.

4.  From the second image paint and cut out the Happy Christmas.

5.  Take your base card and cut a square the same size as the poinsettia (I don't have a punch so I drew around the inside of the square which was cut to make a window and used a craft knife to cut it out)

6.  Place your acetate image over the window make sure it fits over the cut out on the card stock - adhere to card using double sided tape - (this should be done on top of the card.

7.  Add foam pads to the back of the holly frame and add carefully on top of the acetate.

8.  Add the "Happy Christmas" block to the top of the holly frame using foam pads.

9.  To finish off add some glitter to the edge of the "Happy Christmas"

Trying to photograph images on acetate is difficult so you will have to try and imagine that you can see through the poinsettia.  I have stamped the whole image onto acetate using a black archival ink.  After it had dried I used some twinkling H2o's to paint the image on the back of the stamped image.  I then added some glitter (on the back - the H2o's will bleed so do this very lightly).  I added some glitter to the center of the poinsettia on the top (front).  


1 comment:

Lee Stephenson said...

so pretty and delicate looking like a hint of the Kath Kidston florals x lovely x