Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Shrink Plastic cards

I made these three cards for the cardmaking club session on 12th Jan. The theme was shrink plastic, something I love playing with!

The first card I made was with a gorgeous Dimension 4th bear that I did on clear shrink plastic. You can see the image clearly on either side, so I've put him reverse side up to make him face the other way to the full sized bear. I stamped the large bear onto plain white card with black memento, coloured him in with brown promarkers and cut him out. I've slotted him behind the stripy border so he looks like he's sitting on something and not floating in thin air. The papers are Nitwit freebies I got in an old issue of Creative Cardmaking magazine.

My second card is using this beautiful girls head stamp. I stamped her onto white shrink plastic and coloured her with gold and pink mica powders before cutting her out, punching a hole (I usually forget this bit!) and shrinking. For the main image I've embossed with detail gold embossing powder, then painted her hair with mica and a damp paintbrush. I punched my flowers out of pink vellum for a delicate look and used gold sticky gems for the centres (I used a tiny dot of glue in the centre of each flower to attach them to the card, this was then hidden by the gems). The background paper is from the 'Mothers Day' digikit for CraftArtist.

My last card is using one of my favourite stamps - a maple leaf from the Poetic Prints collection by Hero Arts. I stamped it onto frosted shrink plastic with a chalk ink pad and cut around the image before shrinking. The ink didn't dry even after shrinking, so I've attached it wet side down with some pinflair glue gel. I used the same stamp and five different coloured inks to make a border two thirds of the way across the front of a 6x6 cream card blank (using a mask made from the maple leaf image stamped onto a sticky note and cut out). I then cut around the edges of the leaves, revealing the inside of the card, which I covered with a paper from the Cocoa Latte digikit from CraftArtist/Daisy Trail

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