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Sharing a Song

Hi everyone, today I have this adorable Christmas card to share with you! The colours on today’s project are all by Lindy’s Stamp Gang.

Step 1:

I started my project by stamping the image from the Penny Black stamp set called “Sharing a Song” onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and I heat embossed afterwards using Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Clearly Clear” embossing powder. This way my lines stay black and crisp no matter how much water I add.

Now I can colour the image using the following colours of Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shakers, in combination with water and a small brush:

For the skin I used: “Aged Copper” and a very light hand!

For the red parts I used: “Cuckoo Clock Cardinal”.

For the yellow/orange parts I used: “Grab a Guy Gold” with a very light shadow of the red colour that I used before.

For the green parts I used: “Cathedral Pines Green”.

For the brown parts I used: “Bratwurst Brown”.

For the white parts, to add shadow to them, I used: “Stormy Silver” and a very light hand!

Lastly I coloured around the image using: “Cowabunga Copper” which will also be my background colour.

You create these paints by tapping some of the powder from the shaker onto your palette and spray the powder with water, mix the water with the powder using a brush and your paint is ready to go!

Now that the colouring is done I can add in my highlights using a white gel pen and then I fussy cut the image leaving a small border.

Step 2:

Time to work on my background design: for this I die cut a square panel from watercolour paper, two sizes smaller than my card base.

Onto this panel I first stamp my sentiment (from the Stampin’Up “Tin of Tags” satmp set) using black waterproof ink and than I apply some The Crafter’s Workshop “Light & Fluffy” modeling paste over a TCW stencil (this one is TCW718s) using a palette knife and set that aside to dry.

When dry I can apply colour to the background: for this I apply some of the “Cowabunga Copper” colour onto the panel and spray with water, this makes the colour run. When I’m happy with how it looks I dry the panel with my heat tool. I add more colour and proceed the same, this I repeat until I’m happy with how the panel looks.

Step 3:

Time to put my project together: I die cut another square panel, slightly larger, from matching dark green card stock. These two panels I adhere together using liquid glue. That combination I can than adhere to my creme coloured card base using one millimetre thick foam tape.

And to finish this card project I now only have to adhere the coloured and fussy cut image on top also using one millimetre thick foam tape!

Detail picture:

That is it for today’s project! I wish you a creative day!

Lindy’s Stamp Gang products used on today’s project:

Embossing Powder: Clearly Clear;

Magical Shakers: Aged Copper, Cuckoo Clock Cardinal, Cathedral Pines Green, Bratwurst Brown, Stormy Silver, Grab a Guy Gold and Cowabunga Copper.

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