Friday, 18 August 2017

Lavinia Stamps, Distress Inks and a Memory Box Woodland Oval Die - Picture Tutorial

 Yo! Crafty Friends
Here is the requested Tutorial and list of materials
I've used, as promised, regarding the above cards.
The Base Card ( the image of the die is cut into the front of this) Overall dimensions 11cms x 14.5 cms and is 
White Linen card stock from PapermillDirect.
The Distress inks were blended, using blending tools, onto the Lavinia Stamps new Multifarious White Card
 flipping BRILLIANT for blending! 
The card 'topper' size is 10 x 14 cms
Just slightly smaller than the base card.
Squeezed Lemonade DI blended  right in the middle

 Peacock DI blended all the way around the outside.
 Aim for a deep colour and blend towards the yellow 
but avoid the middle.
Blend Picked Raspberry over the top of the blue 
and don't worry if you get a few lines. 
The next step with your Stencil will get rid of those.
Blend towards the middle using LOTS of ink
 but again, avoid the yellow core! 

( blend a small amount of Chipped Sapphire DI 
around the edges to darken a little if you want)
Take a Mini Mister and a stencil ( this is an Andy Skinner Stencil )
The other Stencil I've used is from 
Memory Box called Radio Waves.
Mist some water onto your mat, lay the stencil in the water and Mist some more water from the spray, onto the top of the stencil. 

 Lay the wet Stencil down on top of the 
inked card and gently cover and press down
 with some kitchen towel. 
You are aiming for a 'water bleached' look 
and, to be fair, first time, you may over do
 the water or not add enough.
This part may need a bit of practice (sic) until you get the
 look you want and a 'feel' for the technique. 
But hey! Ink up again, its only a bit of card!

Dry your Art Work with a heat gun  before Stamping.
 I stamped with Versafine Onyx Black, the Lavinia Stamps
 Spellbound Fairy on one card and 
 After Cutting the Woodland Oval image into my 
White Linen Card base it was bring on the Glue!

Glue your stamped Image inside the card base 
 behind the Die Cut Shape 

 Finally ... I lined all of the inside of the base card
 with pretty papers to match the colours
 I've used for my main image on the front. 
I also stamped a few Lavinia Stamps Stars ! 

Hope all this is easy to follow 
please ask if you have questions
Eileen xx


  1. Fabulous tutorial, fabulous project xxx

  2. Really helpful turorial and wonderful card designs. Thank you, Eileen. Big hugs, Jeanette xxx

  3. These are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing how you did them x

  4. Thanks for sharing the making of your fantastic card, a real inspiration as it prompted me to Pick up my inks and stamp x

  5. Wonderful tutorial Eileen, I feel some shopping coming on. Lol xxx

  6. Wonderful technique Eileen. Must give it a try. Xxx

  7. Thanks you thank you so very very much . Love these cards and I hope to give it a try or two or three .jan

  8. After saying to myself - I must not buy anything else this month - I just had to have that die. I love the stencil too but that will have to wait. I love this gorgeous card, thanks for the tutorial.

    Sue xx

  9. Awesome project Eileen. I wondered how the effect was done. That's a stencil & die set added to my wish list, lol. Hugs, Shaz X

  10. I too have been so puzzled about how you did that spiral effect. Thanks so much for the explanation, I must buy that stencil now. Great cards, thank you for sharing them with us x

  11. Gorgeous Eileen, and that you for the tutorial and the stencil and die cut tree frame is just perfect with those pretty fairies. x

  12. Brilliant and clear tutorial - thank you!

  13. Beautiful work, as ever. Thanks for sharing your expertise with us Eileen.

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  14. great tutorial. will need to give this a try, hugs xx


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