Thursday, July 02, 2015

Card Creations

Morning All - My name is Paula Whittaker and I'm here today as a guest showing some of my cards using the New Retro Beach set.
This is a super versatile set and once I started using them, I found it hard to put them down!



The card on your left measures 148x105mm and the other measures 4x4". To create them, I applied 2 different colours of distress inks Weathered Wood and Brushed Corduroy. To apply the inks I used a piece of Cut n Dry foam and just randomly rubbed them in places directly on the card blank front. I then sprinkled/flicked water over the card front and dabbed dry with a piece of kitchen paper.
I part stamped one of the quotes down the side of the card, stamped the main image and stamped a quote at the bottom of the card. I stamped my main image again on to a piece of coloured paper and cut the centre out and paper pieced over the image stamped on the card. I stamped the image again and just cut the shell out and paper pieced it on to the card. Finally, I took some Brushed Corduroy and Gathered Twigs around the card edges.




This next card is a very simple one measuring 4x4". I stamped the shells and seahorse on to some coloured paper trimmed them all out and used a ball tool on the reverse side to give them more of a 3d effect. The seaweed is made using the Tim Holtz Pine Cone die. I stamped the quote on to some pink coloured card and just trimmed each line out, I used silicon glue to attach the sea shells and sea horse to the card to give more depth/dimension.




My last card today uses Peacock Feathers distress ink, Versafine Smokey Grey and Archival Jet Black ink pads.

To start off with, I stamped the quote in grey ink, the word 'Memoirs' and then the star fish. I then stamped the boy in black on to the card front followed by stamping it on to some copier paper which I trimmed out to use as a mask. I placed the mask over the boy and then rubbed some Peacock Feathers ink around the boy. I then took a paint brush and scribbled around him too. I had a border die shape already cut out on my desk which I then used as a stencil across the middle and the top right corner of my card blank. I added some Tim Holtz rub-ons, a piece of net and fine fabric to finish this piece.


Well, I hope you've liked today's offerings as I shall be popping up again this month with a few more makes. See you then!

Paula
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Thank you so much, Paula! I'm so glad that you wanted to guest design for me and I absolutely LOVE your cards! I look forward to having you back with more of your beautiful creations.
XOX,
Bibi 
www.rubberdance.com



18 comments:

  1. Wow, Paula, they are all wonderful creations!

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  2. Stunning Paula and they look like fantastic stamps! I will need to check them out... (as if I needed more stamps lol....)

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  3. Paula, you did a great job. I love you work especially the last card!!! I'm also a big fan of this stamp set.

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  4. Lovely work Paula. I love the colour combinations you have used on the first two cards especially. I am now popping over to check out the stamps. Elaine x

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  5. Fabulous Paula such beauty xxx

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  6. Wow. Just WOW....loooove those top ones and also the blue sea one down the bottom....they look great & I'm so glad you gave us steps on how you created them!!!

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  7. Amazing inspired work as always Paula. Take care XX

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  8. Gorgeous makes, love the imagery and I always love your colouring. Great designs. Tracy x

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  9. 3 very different cards all made with the same stamp set, it just shows how versatile these stamps are! They are wonderful cards too...

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  10. Brilliant Paula, love them all. Your last one is my favourite and captures your signature style brilliantly.
    Love
    Amanda x

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  11. Wonderful cards and you've shown the versatility of this stamp set so well.

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  12. Beautiful cards, I have that lovely set and really hope to get some play time soon with them. Such wonderful stamps x

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  13. It is great to find work from Paula here made with these stamps!

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  14. All absolutely brilliant, Paula. I really like those pink strips - not what you think of when you think of sea and beach but they work absolutely.

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  15. Beautiful cards, Paula. I am also a lucky owner of these wonderful Stamps and I just love to Play with them in My Artjournal and cards and also canvas.

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  16. Thank you so much, everyone, for leaving such sweet comments for Paula!
    Nice to see some new names here as well :-)

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  17. Love the vintage look of the first two cards and the dimension you added to the seahorse and shells. Gorgeous. Hugz

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