Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Three Quick Cards by DT Ann

 Three Quick Cards

By DT Ann

I’m sharing three similar ways to create backgrounds using the Mirror Blocks .. you can use any colours, I chose to do blues. I finished the cards with stamps & stencils from…

To create the backgrounds I used: 

Mirror Block Stamps

Distress Oxides: Faded Jeans & Broken China 


3 pieces of card approximately 9cm x 13cm

Water bottle with fine spray 

Place the large oblong Mirror Block onto a stamping block or slim to hold it in place. 

Roll your brayer over an ink pad, I chose Broken China.  Keep moving the brayer backwards & forwards to ensure coverage of the roller all the way around,  this prevents lines. Then spread the ink over half of the Mirror Block, again going back & forth to give an even coverage. Roll off any excess on to a spare piece of paper.

Repeat the process, this time I used Faded Jeans, on the other half slightly overlapping the colours. 

Take one of the pieces of card & place on to the inked block, press but not too firmly , I gently rolled over the top with the brayer. Pull back the card to reveal your print…. 

Repeat the above process, but splatter some water droplets over the ink (I took the top off the water bottle & used the ‘tube’ to drip water)  leave for 10/15 seconds & place your 2nd piece of card on, smooth over & pull back for print… 

For the third print I brayered the remaining ink & water left on the mirror block & took a print… 

Three slightly different looks… 


Card 1: Sail Boat 

Stamp & die cut 2 boats & 2 waves from the reg. Lighthouse set. Ink some Broken China & Faded Jeans through the texture disc from set 1 , it looks like waves, on the lower half. Stamp & heat emboss, in white, some clouds & gulls on to the card... add a sentiment from the Small Words stamp set. 


Card 2: Paint Brushes 

Ink through the Dinkables Paint Brushes from set 9 using Frayed Burlap & Black Soot for the handles & Broken China & Faded Jeans fir the bristles… Add some stencilled Splats. Stamp the word Art from Journal Art Elements set 1 & add some splattered lines from the Stitch Boarders set… 


Card 3: Stars

Stamp various stars from the Stars Textures set, use clear & silver embossing powders to add texture. Stamp a sentiment from the Small Words set… 

Thanks for stopping by… Ann xxx

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