Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Trying out Brenda's technique

Our lovely blogging buddy Brenda of Friends Craftin' With Friends posted a tutorial on her blog a few weeks ago (the link is just above). It's step by step instructions to make cards very similar to this one, which I made as a result of her inspiration:
I used:

- 4.25" x 5.5" white card blank, tent style

- snippet of deep turquoise card, trimmed to 4" x 5.25" and glued onto the card front

- piece of white card, trimmed to 3.75" x 5"

- then stamped a Uniko Studio 'Gerbera' just off the top left corner, using Memento 'London Fog' ink and at the same time (using the Misti) also stamped the sentiment using the same ink pad and a stamp from the Hero Arts 'Truly Appreciated' set. It's easy to stamp like this using the Misti, just pop a piece of larger paper underneath the piece of card to protect the grid paper/foam layer

- die cut the rectangle, slightly off centre, using a Lil'Inkers 'Stitched rectangles' die measuring approx. 3" x 4.25" and put the resulting 'frame' to one side

- then coloured the gerbera on the central panel using Pro markers

- glued the 'frame' onto the turquoise panel and then glued the coloured 'insert' inside that

- finished off with three yellow sequins, added using Glossy Accents decanted into a Woodware Fine Liner bottle. And the glue and Glossy Accents are still as good as the day I decanted them - and the pins, which I never got round to replacing, haven't rusted at all so all I can think is that Woodware took on board some of the earlier issues and put things right

Do take a look at Brenda's tutorial. As she says, you can pop the coloured panel up on sticky pads if you wish. I decided to quit whilst I was ahead though :)

Di
x

25 comments:

Greta said...

So effective, Di--really beautiful card!

Loll said...

Great job with Brenda's technique, Di! xx

flossbite said...

Beautiful card Di! xx

LesleyG said...

Pretty card and interesting technique, thanks for sharing! Xxx

Kath said...

A lovely card - and thanks for the link to the tutorial too.
Kath x

brenda said...

A really lovely creation and such pretty soft colours Di.

B x

Pen Sunshinepen said...

Lovely card Di, and thank you for the link. Have a great day x

SARN said...

Ooh, LOVE this Di & thanks for the link too.v clever & effective xxx

Janice said...

Such a pretty card Di, thank you for the link.
Janice x

Carole said...

Lovely card Di and a clever technique too....another on the to do list!

Pat said...

This is a wonderful technique Di and I love the Gerbera in that fabulous bright blue and thank you to Brenda for the tutorial. x

Em Louise Fairley said...

This is gorgeous, Di. I must try this technique
Hugs,
Em x

Michele Kovack said...

I have always loved this technique as it gives the card such drama and impact! Lovely!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is such a great way to spotlight!

Brenda in IN said...

This came out great. I can't wait to try this new technique. It makes a terrific, fun card.

Liz said...

Gorgeous card, Di. I saw this technique on Brenda's blog and it's on my 'new techniques to try' list. :-) xx

Whisper said...

Oooo what an absolutely stunning card and i'm loving Brenda's tutorial too, i will have to rememeber it, next time i look at my PB flowers and wonder what to do with them ;-), Luv Sam x

Tina Z. said...

wow, amazing card, I love this technique, great design.

Kathleen said...

Well you know what they say "the World loves a tryer" and I love this card, very well done Di.

Kath x

MagsB said...

This is so lovely, Di, what a fab technique!

love Mags B x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This technique reminds me of the spotlight technique only with stitching and an inlay. Sine I only have stitched circles I just may have to try it that way. This is a fun card! And inspiring!

Theresa Krout said...

Always love your cards. Hoping to try this technique someday soon. Looks like fun. I love the contrast of the white and the blue. Adorable.

Theresa Krout said...

OH SORRY enter me to win please. Thanks. Theresa

Bonnie said...

This daisy is perfect for this technique, Di! So pretty!

Cara said...

Wow, stunning. Thanks for the woodwear heads up too. Cara