Welcome to the world of Acid Drops & Whatnots

Welcome to the world of Acid Drops & Whatnots
A collection of wickedly witty stamps for the world we live in today inspired by the art of yesterday

Sunday, 24 May 2015

I think this must be a record of sorts for me, 2 posts in less than a month! As promised here is the first card project. I've selected a project for the free cover mount giverway set that is currently available on the front of this months edition of Simply Cards and Papercrafts available from Tesco stores only, it was also available on last months Simply Home made, again only available in Tesco's.



De-bossed  moonlit Monochrome Card           

Timing  40 minutes

Materials List
Free Acid Drops & Whatnot cover mount set
White 6" square card
Silver mirri card
Mid grey lightly patterned paper
Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad
Black versa colour pigment ink pad
1cm wide red grosgrain ribbon
9 x 2mm round red gems
Hard/firm rubber brayer


How to create
1.       Take a sheet of A4 white card, cut a piece 10cm x 10cm. This next bit can be a bit tricky so practise a couple of times on rough paper first. Take the free cover mount embossing folder and open it up. Cover the the half that has the black printing on the front, (the negative side), with a piece of spare paper. Ink up the brayer with the black verscolour ink pad and gently roll over the bumpy half of the embossing folder, making sure that all the raised areas are covered. Wipe off any ink from the surrounding embossing folder.
2.       Line up the 10cm square of white card with the printed side of the embossing folder, fold shut and emboss through your die cutting machine. You should have a black/grey printed de-bossed pattern on the card.
3.       Stamp the lady in the hat image into the de-bossed frame using the Tuxedo Black Memento pad. Colour the image with Pro Markers, To get the monochrome effect, colour the skin with your usual colours and then use cool grey 1 to 4 to colour in the rest of the image. To add a highlight, colour the bow on the front of the hat with red.
4.       Layer the image panel onto the silver mirri card and trim to leave a narrow, (2mm), border on all 4 sides. Cut a piece of the grey paper 14.5cm x 14.5cm. Add a border of the red grosgrain ribbon across the paper 1.5cm up from the bottom. Trim off any excess and layer the paper onto the front of the card leaving an even border on all 4 sides.
5.       Layer the picture panel onto the top left of the card about 1cm in from the left and down from the top. Layer the wording panel into the bottom right hand corner of the card.

6.       Add the red gems to the necklace of the stamped lady.