Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Julie: card making sci-fi style [with masking, staping + heat embossing]

Hello again.
The 'Tape' set of clear stamps by Infocrea consists of 3 really versatile background designs:
  • mesh / chicken wire;
  • tape measures and
  • a circuit-board style
I know I'm going to have fun with these timeless images in my art journals soon but, as I recently had a card to make for a sci-fi fan,  ... I knew I could put that circuit-board to use straight away, and here's what I came up with:
Using an embossing ink pad I stamped on to the plain side of the double-sided Lily Bee paper 'Victoria Park' Charcoal [the reverse side is the polka dot design I used on the final card] which I'd die-cut into hexagons.
 I then heat embossed in several colours:
Next I stamped again, just on the edges this time, then embossed in a contrasting colour:
I added the embossed hexagons to my card base using 3D foam pads then along one side I stencilled through the Tando Creative 'Distorted Harlequin' mask using a white chalk ink: 
Here's a close-up:
 ... and here's the end result again:
So there you have it some space-age style stamping with the Infocrea stamp set ... I hope my sci-fi fan likes it!
If you're not a sci-fi fan ... how about using it in a Steampunk style? Or just as an abstract background?
Plus there are 2 other Infocrea 3-piece sets available to choose from too:
  • 'Abstract' features: doodled circles; owls and chequerboard - another perfect adaptable set] and ...
  • 'Nature' features wild flowers; a book plate and butterflies.
Which set's more your style?
Julie :-)

1 comment:

  1. Brilliant ideas for unusual stamps Julie. I have to say they're not my style but you've shown a way of using them that is really great.


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