Another card for the Caardvarks SRM sticker challenge...
1... Caardvarks sticker Challenge & SRM stickers links
2...Image used here (Squigglefly Pears!)
3...How to make a vellum sticker collage with a speedily embossed digital image
latest Caardvarks Challenge? Gorgeous stuff!
See it all here at...
(Sticker Challenge!) Hope you can play with us!
The SRM Design Team blog
When I saw this image I knew i hadda buy it.
Am I completely crazy, or do the two pears on the left look like a couple of smoochy
people in love? (I think the pair of pears on the right might be jealous--or just married for a long time. hehehe) ;O)
Squigglefly Pears (digital image)
I've always wanted to colour me some bright green pears.
Pears are oddly nostalgic for me. We had pear trees growing up. I used to stash some pears I'd picked under my pillow & in my embroidery basket--for some weird reason. It wasn't pretty when I forgot them there (as you can well imagine.) I really love pears. Unripe ones especially. Do you like pears? Got any unusual fruit memories?
...make a vellum sticker collage
(with a speedily embossed digital image)
- Squigglefly Pears (digital image) printed on Heavyweight vellum
- ...with inkjet printer ink, clear embossing powder & heat gun
- Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 100#
- Black Pop Tones 100lb cardstock from MFT
- Glue Glider Pro adhesive gun & Tombow monomulti
- Paper piercer, needle & black thread
- Copic markers
- May Arts ribbon--double faced satin HA66
You can click these photos for a closer look, if you like:
Step 2) Trim the image, flip it over & colour on the back unembossed side of the vellum with Copic markers (or your choice of colouring medium for vellum.)
Copic colours used here: YG11 Mignonette, YG23 New Leaf, Yellowish Green YG06, YG67 Moss, and to make the bride & groom pair of pears blush: R35 Coral (Here comes the
For the brownish-gray base, I used Warm Gray W-7 allover, with shadows of Black 100, & cool gray C-7
Step 3) Tape the image to a window or light box--in order to add the stickers under the image--vellum side facing you--for the collage look (and get them placed just so...)
Step 4) Next tape up your cardstock over it (this layer will end up under the vellum image when it's all put onto your card.) While the cardstock is on the window, atop the vellum, adhere the stickers to the cardstock--in the places where you want them to show through the vellum.
I've used white cardstock to try and make the colours pop, but you could use any colour or pattern you like, of course.
Step 5) Line the image & sentiments up: Place the vellum image over the SRM sticker sentiment "collage" (no adhesive yet at this point) & trim or mark it according to how you want it to sit.
Step 6) Adhere the embossed vellum image over top of the SRM stickers (embossed side up with the colouring on the back.) I like a VERY thin application of tombow monomulti, mostly because it's what I have on hand & it seems to disappear fairly well under the vellum.
Step 7) Pierce around the image to make holes for easy hand sewing (or faux sewing) (As an afterthought, I decided to add more piercing to this later for a more distressed stitching look, as you can see in the next photo...)
Step 8) Stitch the image with black thread (extra distressed style) ;o)
Step 9) Distress the cardstock edges (using the edge of your scissors, your fingernails, or a distressing tool.
Step 10) Add inky distressing with a Copic marker. This is Warm Gray no 1 (very lightly applied.)
Step 11) Adhere a strip of green satin may arts ribbon to a black standard A2 sized card & then stick the sticker collage pear image on.
Step 12) Create an SRM sticker sentiment frame. This one is very distressed (on purpose) ;o) The SRM "mr. & mrs." sticker is trimmed to fit-then pasted on paper (stamped with words & acrylic painted.) Sticker corners roughed up like crazy & a little bit of stazon ink (a very very little bit of black Stazon ink on a finger tip) is rubbed here & there.
Step 13) Stitch black crystal beads to cover the holes of the hardware frame & embellish it. (This was a cream metal frame-but now it's covered with black stazon & silver zigpainty pen)
Suzanne's perfect Bow Easy video tutorial (so easy to follow)
Gina's great video tutorial on the bow easy with a cool double-looped bow & a nifty trick using thread
P.S. Moving & Blogging....All the packing is a tad nerve-wracking, but we're so excited to be moving to our new place in Port Moody. ;O) Posts will sadly continue to be a little sparse, since I have to pack up my crafting goodies... BUT starting on the 27th I'll have a few days of MFT projects to share with ya. Thanks for your continued patience! :o)