Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Technique treat.....

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Morning everyone,

How are we all today, hasn't it been great to see a bit of sunshine lately......I don't know about you but it always puts a spring in my step!
 I did a little tutorial over on  IndigoBlu Blog a couple of weeks ago and thought I would treat you all here by sharing the technique that I taught at my workshop last Friday......

There is a great trend around at the moment for really bright colour on cards and then also a lot of white showing too.....I thought I would show you my version of it.....I call it Yin and Yang.....too total opposites that sit perfectly together to create simple, clean, lovely cards.

So without further ado here goes:

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So first of all I cut a piece of white card 5" square and then cut some copy paper to divide the card in two halves, I chose to do a curved shape but you can cut any shape you like.....

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I then placed the Diamond Stencil over the top of the card and stuck it down around the edge with stencil tape. I took two Distress Inks, I chose Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed and worked the colours over the stencil using a blending tool, you need to be quite random and add plenty of colour....

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When I removed the tape and stencil you can see the effect you get from the wavy line of the copy paper.....

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Next I replaced the copy paper and again taped it down with the stencil tape and then took a small amount of black paint on to my craft mat and spritzed it with a little water....I then loaded up my brush and flicked it over the stencilled area, try to get some big blots and small blots to make it more interesting.....

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This is the result when the copy paper is removed, leave it aside to dry naturally....

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Next I took the small and medium Poinsettia Stamp ( now although this is called Poinsettia Stamp it is not just for Christmas but I use it all year round, loooove this stamp! ) I stamped three of each in Black Versafine Ink and then heat embossed them with Wow Clear Embossing Powder.....

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Next I took my two Distress Inks and some small pieces of cut'n'dry foam and blended the two colours over the top of the flowers starting with the yellow in the middle and then blending in to the orange on the outer edges.....

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Here is a closer look......

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Repeat the process until all flowers are coloured.......

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I then cut them all out leaving a small border around the edges, like so........

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Pinch them between your finger and thumb to get more dimension in them.....
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Like so.......

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Then back to your background......I then stamped my message from the Live, Laugh, Love IndigoBlu stamp set (another one of my favourites ) in the black ink and embossed it too.......

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Then I matted and layered it on to black and yellow card and then on to a 7" square card.....
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Lastly I added the flowers to the middle of the card following the curve that I had created......and voila you are done!

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Here is another example in another colour and angle using the Regal Stencil......

Well I hope that you have enjoyed my Yin and Yang tutorial and fancy having a go, I will be back on soon with more inspiration.

Until then, have a great week.....
Hugs Lisa.B.x

Live Laugh LoveDiamondsPoinsettia
Stencil tape 25mm x 25m   VersaFine Ink pad - Onyx Black      WA01 Clear Gloss


  1. These are stunning! I really love the technique and the colours look wonderful.
    Sue xx

  2. It was great fun doing this card in last week's class and the results were amazing x

  3. This is gorgeous. Love the technique and colours used. Will have to try this.

  4. Clever technique Lisa and two lovely cards. I think I might favour the blue colours but I like the diamond stencil.

  5. stunning work Lisa - will definitely be trying this one - its fabulous xx

  6. Lovely Lisa xxx Like both cards you have done here lovely technique xxx

  7. fab techniques, lovely cards, so different in other colours, l think the diamond stencil is so versatile, look forward to the next post, xx

  8. Definitely having a go at this technique. It's so effective, I love it. Thank you, Jan

  9. Another beautiful creation - love how you have coloured the flowers and the stencil is fabulous - I am just starting to play with stencils so I appreciate any inspiration I can get. Thank you for sharing Karen x

  10. This is really effective. I must give it a go

  11. Absolutely love these! Thanks for the tutorial x


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