Monday, September 24, 2012
Penny Black - Dropping you a Line
Once I had finished the colouring in I cut out the top part of the image. The 'sun ray' background was done with post it notes, 3 ink pads and a sponge. I started with Hero Arts Soft Sand Shadow ink and moved the post it note around in a semi circle sponging at relatively even spaces. Then came Momento Peanut Brittle and Momento Morocco. I have found a tutorial for this technique here. The frame around the image is from a Cuttlebug die which does not have a name on it. The 2 flourishes either side are part of the same die.
The background on the card was made using a large Hero Arts stamp called Newspaper Background stamped with Momento Peanut Brittle ink. I then used Antique Linen Distress ink sponged around the sides of the card. The sentiment is from the Just Rite set called Just Because and after numerous tries I eventually managed to stamp it using Momento Rich Cocoa ink. All the other inks did not give a clear image. The sentiment was then die cut with the Stampin Up punch Word Window.