I’ve been talking to some of my viewers whose hands shake, and I’ve been trying to come up with ideas to possibly help them continue to make cards. Some of the ideas I’ve come up with have not worked well, so I’m hoping this could be an option for them.
I started with a big beautiful background stamp from Rubbernecker called Daisy (here’s the link) http://www.rubbernecker.com/product-p/699.htm and the sentiment came from a Stampin’ Up set called Painted Petals. I used a peg stamp from Rubber Stamp Tapestry called small Chamomile (here’s the link to it https://pegstamps.com/chamomile-flower-small.html
I used Ken Oliver’s Liquid Metals in Yellow Gold, Metallic Amethyst and Mandarin. You can find them at DickBlick.com for a set of six $17.69.
The first step is putting a donut of washi tape under your card front and attach it to your table, a cutting matt, or in my case, a plastic cutting board I bought at the Dollar Tree. The cutting board allowed me to move the image around when I needed to turn it to color in a different area. I stamped the daisy background with Versafine Onyx Black ink and used Ranger clear embossing powder to cover the design and then heat set it. The embossing is a great way to contain your ink. I used cream colored Recollections heavyweight card staock and cut it to 4 x 5 1/4″. My card base is the same card stock and it’s cut to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2″ and scored in the center of the 8 1/2″ width at 4 1/4″ to make an A2 size card that is 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″..
You can take a small piece of clear plastic (2 x 3″) and put some ink or watercolor on it and smoosh this on your image. The embossing powder, once heated, will help the ink stay where you put it and won’t allow it to seep outside the embossed lines. Instead, I found it was easier to use my finger and paint with it instead. I simply put a drop or two of the Liquid Metals onto a piece of plastic and dab my finger into it, then dab my finger onto the card. I used an alcohol marker to draw the green stems and leaves and a brown one to color in the centers of the flowers on the card and the envelope. With the black ink and the embossing powder, you really don’t need to color the leaves and stems, as they look fine with the black ink, so if you do shake, you won’t need to do this step.
After the card front was dry, I used a corner rounder and rounded all of the corners of both the card front and card base. I attached a piece of fun foam beneath it with an ATG and Tombow Mono wet glue and adhered it to the card base.
I took a 1″ wide clear gold ribbon and attached it to the center of my card, then used glue dots to make sure the center of the ribbon laid flat on the card. I had die cut the sentiment for the front of the card, and used the chamomile stamp on it and colored it with paint brushes and the same Ken Oliver Liquid Metal in Yellow Gold to color the chamomiles used the same gold metallic to color the envelope flowers. I put the sentiment on foam squares and laid it on the ribbon.