Tuesday 8 September 2015

What's in the Shed?

This is a really versatile card; you can include any type of hobby inside the 'shed' as long as you have a suitable die and some small stamps which link to the hobby. 
As my son works in ICT it was an easy choice for me!

The card base is an A4 sheet of white stamping card; scored to make a gatefold card and then trimmed to 14.8 x 14.8cm.  Both the inside and outside 'door' panels were stamped in sepia Archival ink, using the wooden planks stamp from the Rough Stuff set by Inky Doodles.  I had to stamp each panel 4 times in total, as the stamp was not quite long or wide enough for one pass.  I ensured that the joins all appeared at the bottom of each door.  The panels were then brushed over using Brushed Corduroy distress ink.  The appropriate Typography number stamps by Docrafts (Papermania) were stamped onto white stamping card, using black Archival ink; overstamped using one of the small stamps which accompany the Marianne Laptop dies; then cut out.  Rather than adding glossy accents to make the gloss finish, I used triple heat embossing (Versamark and ultra clear embossing powder), to build up layers of embossing until the top surface was smooth.

I cut a separate piece of 14.8 x 14.8cm white stamping card for the inside of the card.  The panel was embossed using one of the templates from set 1 of the Stamps Away Patchwork Templates; then used as a mask with Brushed Corduroy distress ink.  Before the mask was removed, black Archival ink was used to stamp more of the small images from the Marianne Laptop die stamp set randomly over the outer sections.  Finally, The laptop was die cut; rubbed over with pewter gilding wax and the 'screen' added.  The sentiment is a peel-off and the open envelope image is another of the stamps which accompany the laptop die set.

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