Monday 8 April 2019

Fusible Fibres as a Finishing Touch

To be a bit different, I decided to work on a card of a smaller scale.  I also used fusible fibres as the backdrop for my sentiment as a change.
To create the colourful pattern, I used the #2 line art stamp from the Floral Forest 3 way overlay stamp set from Claritystamp with Distress Oxides.  I thought the colour scheme leant itself to a kraft card background, so worked on a 5" x 5" kraft card blank cut in half.  Using a stamp platform to ensure perfect alignment, i started with Mustard Seed Oxide.
Without cleaning the stamp, I added some Ripe Persimmon Distress Oxide and went over the top of the first image.
In the same manner, I added Festive Berries Oxide.
Followed by Ground Espresso.
And finally went back in with Mustard Seed.
Once I was happy with the effect, I stamped the #3 background stamp over the top in Vintage Photo Distress Archival ink
I trimmed back around the image so that the topper measured 9.8cm x 9.8cm and matted it onto a piece of the Rainbow River Designer paper cut down to 10.8cm x 10.8cm.
Not wanting to waste any of the Oxide inks that were still on the #2 line art stamp, I gave it a misting with water and went round the edge of a second 5" x 5" kraft card blank.
Once dry, the topper was attached.
I haven't used fusible fibres for quite some time and decided that it would look good to stamp a word into some bright yellow fibres to finish off the card.  I gathered my materials, fibres, greaseproof paper, an archival ink pad, my stamp (Brilliant from mini word chains 19&20) and made sure that the iron was hot and NOT set to steam.
The stamp was inked up, fusible fibres laid over the top, greaseproof paper added and a hot iron applied until I could read the word through the paper.
All I had to do to finish, was to tease away the excess fibres (to be used another time), and to add the sentiment to the front of the card.
I love this colour combination on kraft card and the fibres provide a perfect splash of colour too.

1 comment:

Sue C said...

love the texture of the sentiment, another great way to use the fibres that I bet a lot of us have hidden away in our stash !!