Friday, 28 August 2009

DCM’s - Inchies

I’ve had to make this a scheduled posting this morning because as you’re reading this I’m somewhere on the A127 on my way to visit my Aunt and Uncle with my dad and brother.
So with that in mind I’m apologising now if there’s loads of gaps and things unaligned because blogger isn’t always very kind to me when I post and I usually have to lots of tweaking afterwards.

Right then, on to this week dare over at the Daring Cardmakers and guess what………..it’s me setting the challenge!

It’s not always easy trying to come up with something each week that’s a little different and a bit challenging and believe me I was struggling to think of something for this week.

The idea for Inchies came to me when I was chatting in the garden with my good friend Pat and we were having a discussion about people taking liberties, especially teenage kids and she came up with old saying, ‘Give them an Inch and they take a Mile’.

So there we have it, my dare this week is ‘Inchies’ and I would like you to make a card with just five on……..an odd number I know, but I’m intrigued to see how many different ways you can come up with of arranging them on your cards.

It’s strange how a conversation can influence your crafting, isn’t it?

So here’s what I came up with:-



And here’s how it was done:-

Using VersaMark ink, stamp around the edge of your card using just the ‘bloom’ part of the stamp and then give it a dusting of Pearl Pigments.

Cut five ‘Inchies’ from plain White card and arrange them in the way you want to place them on the finished card, securing them with sticky tape on the back.

Using Black Staz-On, Stamp the Hydrangea flower twice, first onto a new piece of White card and then onto your pre arranged Inchies.

Taking the full flower image, rip the edges, ink with VersaMark and emboss with fine Gold Embossing powder.

Rip the edges of a piece of Mauve paper and mat the flower panel onto this.
Secure the panel to the card with small brads.

Colour the Inchies with Prisma pencils and then remove the sticky tape from the back.

Ink all the edges of each square with VersaMark ink and emboss with fine Gold embossing powder.

Chalk the background.

Position the Inchies over the main image, mounting them on 3D foam.



Add a paper flower to the lower corner and a ribbon to finish.
Rubber Stamp - Rubber Stampede (Hydrangea)
Inks – Tsukineko Staz-On (Black) VersaMark (Clear)
Embossing Powder – Stamp’n’ Stuff (Detail Gold)
Pencils – Prisma Color
Pearl Pigments – Blond Moments – (Sugar Cool Lustre)
Chalks – Readicut Decorating Chalks

Other StuffSmall Brads
Ribbons
Paper Flowers

5 comments:

Wipso said...

Have only just found your blog and wanted to say I really love your cards. Very inspiring. A x

Lynda said...

Wow Sue this is gorgeous. You've just reminded me that I have this stamp somewhere! Love how you've arranged the 5 inchies too - very clever.

Love Lynda xxx

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Sue what a creative way of using the inchies. Truly stunning.
Hugs
Desire

Anesha said...

Great card, lovely image and great technique. Anesha

Myriame said...

Very beautiful,creative and great creation