Thursday 21 August 2014

Step by step card by Titbelsoeur

Hello happy card-makers !
Are you ready ? 
I receive a lot of thank-you cards from charities. And I don't send a lot of cards. And would I send such cards, my friends would think I don't care a lot about them, otherwise I would send them my own home made cards...
And I hate to waste things...
Hence this tutorial !

I started gessoeing the cards with a rough brush to create structure, I have completed with a small cap on the left card and a credit card on the right one :

I then sprayed the cards with inks and let the ink drip

and wiped the remaining with a kitchen roll

I wanted to have a try on a technique...

 ... but it didn't work as I wanted to... so I spread the paint on the whole of the cards

and sprayed ink again...

 I made circles with white and turquoise-blue acrylics on the circle dots Mask :

and used another mask from my stash to make small dots in white :

Some blue paint on the Dots stamp in the Backgrounds

 and Cobalt archival ink on the Sequin one

 Plum Archival ink on a Chevrons Element, and charcoal pencil around the circles to underline :

Some drops of white here and there, then I coloured the edges with the remaining of my blue melange, applied with an umbrella brush for a random effect :

 Here it is !

Now it lacks of a bit of sentiment, doesn't it ? I stamped these Grungy greetings on to a background :

and... do you remember ? I showed you this technique some time ago, here :

Background stamps part II by Titbelsoeur

I stamped the Neil Walker's Franswar on to this page :


and here he is :

I have taken the opportunity of a quick sunshine to take the pictures of the finished cards in my backyard :

And... last but not least... don't throw your paper towels away ! I will show you how to make recycled cards with it... stay tuned !

Thank you so much for stopping by, I am always looking forward to reading your comments below...
A tout bientôt !


Nancy said...

Love this technique and your finished cards ~ they look Amazing! Going to try this tomorrow morning!
Nancy :D

massofhair said...

Fantastic tutorial, thank you. Your cards turned out beautifully.

Love using mop up paper towels for
backgrounds, looking forward to seeing how you use yours:-) x

Astrid Maclean said...

Fabulous Tit, what a wonderful transformation! Love all the arty inky effects with the stencilling and the sentiments just finish it off to perfection!!

Shilpa Nagaonkar said...

Wow, they are lovely, Tit. Enjoyed your making procedure

rachel said...

these look fabulous - and what a great idea - will be saving mine in the future instead of putting them in the recycle bin! Looking forward to seeing what you do with the paper towels now too xx

Angie said...

I love it - I send a lot of postcards abroad and am always on the lookout for techniques that don't add too much weight to the card.x

Corrie Herriman said...

Great transformation !
Corrie x

Anonymous said...

I love these, what a fab transformation!

Cocofolies said...

Wow, wonderful pages and fabulous technique! Merci titbelsoeur!! :)

butterfly said...

Fantastically creative - and great upcycling too!
Alison xx said...

Love this! the inks! the texture from the gesso all of it a very clever way of turning boring cards into pieces of art. Dee x