Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Travel by Guest Designer Liesbeth Fidder

Hi everyone! I'm Liesbeth Fidder from the Netherlands. I'm very honoured to be a Rubber Dance guest designer! I played with the wonderful stamp set Travel, and lots of ideas are bubbling in my mind using them; they're so beautiful!

I had lots of fun making these two cards:








This is how I made them:
For both backgrounds I applied three colours of Distress Ink (Hickory Smoke, Mermaid Lagoon and Abandoned Coral) directly onto a craft sheet, sprayed the ink with water then wiped a piece of white cardstock through it. I let the paper dry very well. After that I splattered the background with some drops of water and blotted it with kitchen towel: small white spots appear where the water removes some of the ink!

Carte Postale card:
I stamped Venice, London, Carte Postale and Paris onto the card with StazOn Ink Jet Black. The Eiffel tower also a second time as you see. Using a circle template, I sponged the sun with Distress Ink Wild Honey, and some clouds as well. I stamped some small fragments of the map stamp. I bleached London and Venice with bleach and a synthetic brush. I sponged here and there with yellow ink and defined the edges with black ink,.With a fine black marker, I drew some lines, following the coloured areas and around the map fragments.

Travel Companions card: 
I made this card in almost the same way except for the couple, I stamped them onto a separate piece of coloured cardstock. I bleached the watches and the peoples faces and coloured the dress with some extra Abandoned Coral ink. I glued the couple onto the card and sponged a little bit of yellow ink here and there to finish it off.

Hope you like my cards! See you next month!

Liesbeth

I used this set of Rubber Dance stamps:
Travel

11 comments:

  1. Thank you so much, Liesbeth! Your cards are beautiful!! I love how you made the backgrounds, such yummy colours. Gotta love Distress ink and water! :) Very cool detail where you drew around the map stamp fragments on the first card.
    I'm so happy that you wanted to guest design for me. LOVE your work!!
    ♥♥♥

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  2. Love all of your work. You used my favorite technique for the background, it always turn out different, beautiful!

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  3. The Distress inks background and bleaching technique is so effective! Love the clever details too such as the shadow stamping on the tower and the map fragments. Stunning cards!

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  4. Liesbeth they look beautiful. These are real Liesbeth cards.
    Congratulation for being asked to be a guest designer.

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  5. Gaaf om jouw werk hier te zien! Groetjes, Gerrina

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  6. I am amazed! That's really wonderful! The details are just awesome. And the colors are just lovely. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Love these, especially the fine lines drawn along the inky edges, making a map of their own!

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  8. Oh my gracious Liesbeth - these are soooooo wonderful. I am in awe of the colors and they way you placed each stamp and made them looks so perfectly fabulous. Wow - you hit your guest designer post OVER THE MOON. Love your cards. j.

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  9. Lovely cards and amazing colors. Good idea to bleach and highlight what you think is good for your motif.
    Hugs, Susan

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  10. These are gorgeous. Love the strong colours and these images are wonderful. Hugz

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