Saturday, 12 March 2011
Joanna Sheen DT cards!!!
The new Joanna Sheen "Tales of the Ocean" stamps
I made 6 samples and 5 are shown in this video. Mine are as follows:-
Blue puffin card with anchor charm
Message in a bottle card
Large brown card with crochet lace and "a shell can sing of the sea" in the corner
Green card with orange fish - individual words "You never know what the next tide may bring"
neutral card with 4 squares with shells, large starfish charm and "Happiness" quote
I did make an aqua dolphin card too but that wasn't shown for some reason - I'm not too sure why as there wasn't anything there similar to it. Ah well!
I shall list all the cards when I have the time but will start with the message in a bottle card.
The message in a bottle card consists of some basic aqua card, medium grade sandpaper, glossy accents, frost lace stickles glitterglue, sakura clear glaze pen (I'm loving this right now :D ) band the shell/starfish stamps.
I started off stamping out the starfish and shell stamp a couple of times each and I then coloured them in with my promarkers. I printed the sentiment out on ivory parchment paper then distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz tool. I then screwed it up and inked the edges (I think with brushed cordouroy) I mounted this onto beige card which I also inked and distressed. For the backing I mounted my aqua card onto some of the beige (distressed and inked as before) card. The aqua card I inked with tumbled glass distress ink. I then cut a square of sandpaper and cut out the appearance of a shoreline. After sticking this to the aqua card, I used lots of glossy accents all over the aqua card and over onto the sandpaper by about 5-10mm. After this dried I used frosted lace along the edge to give the appearance of the bubbles as the tide goes in and out. I then attached my sentiment, and added the starfish and shell images. The first images I attached with glue and the seond with a foam pad for a bit of height. I used my clear glaze pen on the tops of these images for some definition. The little bottle cost me about 30p from a craft shop that I've had for ages. I cut a small piece of the parchmentment and tied it up with a tiny offcut of raffia. I attached the bottle with mini glue dots. If I did it again I would try and straighten the card before attaching the bits onto it as the glossy accents warped the card a little but I was in a hurry and wasn't even sure it would turn out ok.
Thanks for looking!!!