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, 14 June 2015

The weeks seem to be flying by at the moment, our show schedule for spring/summer is well under way, with Port Sunlight ans Stamp Magic under our belt and Portsmouth,Newbury and Stevenage to go. I've also got 3 magazine project spreads that I'm working on at the moment including a Christmas one, Christmas, aaaaaaaar! Ok, deep breath, here are the last projects to accompany the free cover mount giverway.


Stepper Card                     

Timing   45 minutes

Materials List
Free Acid Drops & Whatnot Set cover mount set
1 Sheet  A4 white card
A4 pre scored scalloped 3 panel step card
AD412678 Le suh paper pack Paisley Vine
Black Memento ink pad
Black Versafine ink pad
Letraset Pro Markers
18 x 3mm self adhesive black gems
1 x 2mm self adhesive red gem
Sakura Sardust pen Dark Ruby Red

How to create
1.       Take the red/gold pearl sheet from the Le Suh paper pack and cut a piece 11cm x 9cm and 2 pieces 7cm x 5cm. Layer the large red panel onto the large centre panel of the stepper card and the 2 smaller pieces onto the adjacent side panels making sure that all the top edges line up, leaving an even border on the left, top and right hand sides.
2.       Cut a piece of White card 9.5cm x 7.5cm, stamp the lady with mirror image into the centre of the card using the black Memento ink pad and colour in with promarkers.  Stamp a further image onto a spare piece of white card and colour just the hand.
3.       Stamp an additional image onto the gold sheet from the Le Suh paper pack using the Versafine ink. Allow the ink to dry thoroughly and from the gold image, cut out the including  the fingers. Layer on to the main image. Cut out the hand and wrist from the additional white image and layer it onto the main image.
4.        Cut 3 pieces of white card 4cm x 2cm and stamp the quotes onto them.
5.       Take all the stamped panels and layer them onto the black/gold pearl sheet from the Le Suh paper pack. Trim to leave a very narrow, (1mm) border on the 3 wording panels and a narrow, (2mm) border on the image panel.
6.       Cut a 1cm strip of the red/gold paper and layer  it across  the front scalloped panel 1cm  down from the fold. Layer the image panel onto the centre panel of the card leaving an even border on all 4 sides and layer on the 2 part quote onto the side panels lining up the top edges with the centre image. Layer the greeting quote centrally over the red strip.
7.       apply 1 of the black gems to each corner of the main image, 3 under both of the quotes and 4 to each side of the red strip. Apply the red gem to the ladies ear.
8.        Fold the card at the pre scored folds. Apply glitter accents to lips and nails with sakura pen and allow to dry thoroughly to avoid smudging.


 Elegant Birthday Card                    

Timing  30 minutes

Materials List
Free Acid Drops & Whatnot Set cover mount set
Left over 12" x 12" coordinating light weight printed paper.
2 Sheets A4 white card
Silver Mirri Card
Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad
Letraset Pro Markers
Sakura Sardust pen Silver Star
Lilac 1cm wide ribbon
Manual die cutting machine

How to create

1.       Cut a piece of white card 25cm x 18cm, score and fold in half to make a 12.5cm x 18cm card. Cut a piece of silver mirri card 12cm x 17.5cm and a piece of the remaining coordinating paper 11.5cm x 17cm.
2.       Layer the coordinating light weight paper onto the silver mirri card leaving an even border on all 4 side and repeat layering down onto the folded white card.
3.       Cut a piece of the silver mirri card 10cm x 10cm and emboss it using the free embossing folder. Cut a piece of the white card 7.5cm x 7.5cm and stamp the lady in the hat image onto it using the Tuxedo black Memento ink. Colour with Pro markers.
4.       Layer the stamped image into the middle of the embossed silver mirri card frame and then layer onto the card leaving an equal distance from the top, left and right hand edges.
5.       Cut a piece of white card 3.5cm x 5cm and stamp the quote onto it and layer onto silver Mirri card. Trim to leave a narrow even border on all 4 sides. Layer onto the front of the card about 1cm up from the bottom.
6.       Tie a bow with the lilac ribbon and notch the ends, affix onto card between the 2 stamped panels.  Using the stardust pen add a glittering highlight to the necklace and the bow on the hat.