Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Mixed Media Card with Blending Cardstock

Robyn Wood - Happy Birthday
Hello! It’s Robyn joining you today with a project featuring X-Press It Blending Card. Blending Card is perfect for this project as it can happily take a bit wet media without dissolving into a mushy mess. My card features an image stamped onto white tissue paper which is then collaged over stamped/painted Blending Cardstock and further embellished with Copics and glitter sprays.
  • Firstly cut some Blending Card to about A5 size. This is much larger than you need for the finished card but it will give you room to play with the background.
Robyn Wood - WIP
  • Using a flourish/swirl stamp, stamp each of the corners using two shades of blue archival ink.
  • Roughly paint the edges pale blue and the centre yellow.
  • Stamp dragonfly onto the middle of an A5 sized piece of white tissue paper using Momento Tuxedo Black ink.
Robyn Wood - WIP-001
  • Crinkle up the tissue paper, then adhere to Blending Card with X-Press It Triple Tac. Don’t smooth out all the wrinkles, they add lovely texture. Allow to dry well.
  • Colour dragonfly with Copic Markers, blending so that the outside of the wings are darker. Coat wings and dragonfly body with Glossy Accents to give them dimension and protect in the next step.
  • Spray with glitter spray – yellow in the centre and blue around the edges. Allow it to drip and spread, then dry well.
  • Trim image down to suit card front and sponge edges with blue archival ink. Embellish the dragonfly with glitter glue.
Robyn Wood - WIP-002
  • Layer image with blue cardstock and some patterned paper onto a 15cm square black card front using X-Press It Double Sided Tape. As the card may have buckled a little – use more double-sided tape than usual to ensure it lays flat on your card.
  • Add a layered greeting, raised with X-Press It Foam Tape and you are done!
Robyn Wood - Happy Birthday close
  • X-Press It Blending Card
  • X-Press It Triple Tac
  • X-Press It Double Sided Tape
  • X-Press It Foam Tape
  • Momento Ink Tuxedo Black
  • Copic Markers Y04, Y18, YR16
  • White tissue paper
  • Stampendous Dragonfly Vine, Fall Tendril, Happy Messages
  • Ranker Archival ink Manganese Blue & Forget-Me-Not
  • Ranger Glossy Accents
  • Acrylic paint in yellow/blue
  • Glitter glue, glitter sprays in yellow/blue
I hope you enjoyed learning how to create this lovely shimmery dragonfly card. I’d love to see your creations posted to our Facebook page if you make something similar.
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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Journal To The Stars And Back

Hi there, Sharmaine here! Guess what?!  It’s time for a blog hop! Together our team of designers have created some really fun projects using some of our favourite products and the best part is that you have OVER TEN opportunities to win!

When asked what my favourite X-Press It product is I always find it hard to pick.
So I thought I would do a post using some of my favourites.
The first is the Blending Journal.
I love the sturdy pages and the ring bound spine means I can fill it up with lots of layers and it has loads of give.
For this page I layered up some strips of FabScraps pattern paper and gesso.
I then stamped and covered the lot with some green Atelier Free Flow Acrylic paint (also from X-Press It).
I then added some stars with a stencil and some gesso, which I then covered with some glitter.
Next I used a FabScraps chipboard piece as a stamp.
This is a simple task of covering the chipboard with paint
and then stamping.
Another fabulous X-Press It product is the Clear Gel Glue.
I used it to adhere some Hazel & Ruby sequins to my page.
And lastly my all time favourite X-Press It product, double sided tape.
Ever since I started scrapbooking, back in 2005, the X-Press It double sided tape has been my trusty friend.
I now use the 3mm for all my journal strips and that’s what I did here.

I hope this inspires you to create and to see that X-Press It have a huge range of products that can help you to be creative.

So.. do you want to win some goodies of your own to play with?
We want to know what inspires you! Leave a comment on this post and you could win an awesome bundle of goodies like this one.*

For more oppertunities to win, make sure you hop over to the other blogs and The Inspiration Lane facebook page where you could win the goodies above, as well as these AMAZING Copic Sets!

The next stop is Edna's Blog and be sure to visit all of the other blogs too!
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