Sunday, 18 October 2015

Apache Blessing

Doreen here with some more inspiration for you using Oak House Studio's great stamps and inks. It's called  Apache Blessing

Products required in the making of this card include :

Green Oak
Triple Meadow Greens
Triple Sky Blues
Triple Sunshine Yellows

Stamps required :

Clear Embossing Powder
Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad
3mm Foam Pads
A little glue 
Hexagon Dies
One 6x6 square pre-scored linen card

Taking card and a 5.5 inch die, place the die off the folded side of the card and tape into place ready to cut. 

For the Topper

Cut one piece of the A4 card in two and ink one piece using a soft stencil brush starting at the top with the Triple Sky Blue, blend into the card, next add the Triple Sunshine Yellow allowing it to blend into the blue. Tear a piece of paper to make some hills with and taking the lightest of the Triple Meadow Greens place torn paper at an angle to imitate hills, taking care to leave a small area of white in the centre valley. As the hills get closer use the other darker colours towards the bottom of the card.

Take the 4.75 inch die and place over the inked card, and stamp the Apache Blessing into the centre, remove the die and emboss with the clear embossing powder. Then replace the die and tape in place ready for cutting.

 For the Frame

Having placed the 5 inch die onto the second piece of card, stamp the blessing again into the centre of the hexagon, there is no need to re-ink the stamp as it is just being used as a guide. Cut the topper and frame now. Remove dies.

  Stamp the Frame

Using 2 of the smallest leaves from the set randomly stamp around the hexagon using both the Green Oak and Sepia ink pads.

Mark the frame ready for cutting using 4 inch die, I used a pencil and marked the frame on the inside of the die.

Here is a photo of mine before I started cutting.

Putting the card together is the quick and easy part, glue the topper onto the folded card, and place foam pads on the inside of the frame. I found it helped before I cut the frame to mark on the inside of it the top of the frame to make it easier when it came to mounting it into place.

This is the finished card.

Thank you for looking 

Love Doreen


Nikki said...

Love this card. It's a great technique and the colours are just beautiful x

Bernie Simmons said...

I agree with Nikki. Truly beautiful card, and the colours are so soft it has a lovely vintage feel to it xxxjavascript:void(0)

Elaine said...

Love the inky landscape behind the verse and a great shaped frame.

Doreen Sympson said...

Thank you for your lovely comments ladies, they are really appreciated xx

Elaine Traverso said...

Gorgeous as always Doreen. I love the cut out leaves on the frame. Xx