Sunday, 20 July 2014

Natalie O'Shea shows you how to make a light themed collage card designed exclusively for Daylight

Welcome to Natalie O’Shea, Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Natalie O"Shea 

In this, the first of a series of Daylight Guest Blogs, Natalie has designed a stunning light themed collage card exclusively for Daylight and shows yo, in a tutorial, 'Step by Step' how to make it.

Collage card by Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Natalie O'Shea

Natalie is a big fan of our Foldi LED lamp #D45000 pictured here at her work station.

"The Foldi is the perfect light for step by step photo tutorials," says Natalie.  "The natural light is idea for photography." 

Stampin’ Up! is a Direct Sales company that sells co-ordinating papercrafting supplies.  Natalie has used Stampin' Up's  latest “In Colours” and the “Kinda Eclectic” stamp set together with a few techniques to design this simply stunning card.  And here's how...

1.  Use Tangelo Twist ink and swipe across the raised surface of an embossing folder.  Don’t worry if ink goes in the valleys of the design, you’ll only be using the raised area.

2.  Place a piece of Whisper White card into the embossing folder and close gently.  You’re not looking for a perfect result and you won’t be using the folder to emboss.  Inking the folder lets you create a “stamped” image.

3.  Stamp the sun image in Hello Honey ink and the distressed leaves image in Mossy Meadow as shown here.

4.  Use the dots image and Tangelo Twist ink and stamp off onto scrap paper first and then onto some Crumb Cake card to leave a lighter image, often called the second impression.

5.  Stamp over the dots with the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss ink.

6.  Stamp a butterfly image in Lost Lagoon ink and punch out.

7.  Using a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink, add some ink around th outside of your main panel.

8.  And around the sentiment and the butterfly.

9.  Punch out four flowers, screw them up a little and ink the edges with the dauber and the Crumb Cake ink too.

10.  Mount the main panel onto some Mossy Meadow card, some Tangelo Twist card and a Hello Honey base card.  Cut a strip of Blackberry Bliss patterned paper cut into a flag design and pub across the your central panel (see finished design).

11.  Cut your sentiment into a flag design using scissors, add Dimensions to the back and stick your twine to the back too.  Add to your card.

12.  Punch a smaller butterfly from Tangelo Twist card and colour around the edges using Crumb Cake ink and a sponge dauber.

13.  Add the orange butterfly to the centre of the blue butterfly.  Colour some rhinestones with Blendabilities© alcohol based markers.

14.  Add your smaller final embellishments to your card.

See more of Natalie's projects, link to her Blog