Monday, March 27, 2017

Inchy Girls...

Welcome to my latest Sin City Inspiration Creations (that's a tongue twister)!!!!!

So today I am sharing some greeting cards using a great funky gal set available in store! You may remember earlier in March I shared some pocket letters using "masterboard" backgrounds made with Sin City Stamps? Well I'm sure you are like me and cannot bear to throw away even the smallest piece of lovely decorated card - soooo today I am using those left over bits from the ATC's/Pocket Letters to create "inchie" backgrounds for a couple of greeting cards. Hope you feel inspired and also not guilty about hanging onto those bits of leftover card LOL!

Supplies List:
  • Sin City Stamp Set Just Us Girls
  • (Masterboard Leftovers used Sin City Stamp Set Dandelion Wishes with Butterflies & Flower and Bird Sketches)
  • Watercolor paper or card for stamping "girl" images
  • Black Archival ink
  • Watercolor pencils and Aqua-wash pen
  • Scraps of co-ordinated colored card
  • Co-ordinating base cards
  • Sewing machine (optional)
  • General supplies like scissors, glue, double sided tape, small hole punch, embellishments, fibers etc.

 Firstly get your left over strips from your "masterboards" and cut them slightly smaller than 1inch square -if you have a square punch use that. Luckily I had a square punch just smaller than an inch so it made life easy! Plus if you have an inch punch grab your co-ordinating plain coloured card and punch out the same number of squares. Punch/cut 9 of each.

You have one inch and slightly smaller than an inch squares. Glue the smaller squares onto the co-ordinating coloured inch squares. Now this next step is optional (I love the effect of sewing on my creations so I have decided to sew). Using your sewing machine and a zig zag stitch sew around the border of the small squares - this is quite fiddly and time consuming because you are working with such a small piece of card - but worth the "fussiness" because you get a great effect!

Next get your co-ordinating coloured card and start to assemble your layers of the card! The first "layer" to add your inchies to is cut a 9cm x 9cm square - arrange your 9 "inchies" evenly over and adhere. Then cut a contrasting colour at 10xm x 10cm square and adhere to the back of the inchies layer. Follow this with the next layer of contrasting coloured card at 11cm x 11cm square. Finally adhere all those layers to the base card which is 12cm wide x 24cm long (to be folded in half of course!). See pic below for layout!

Now that the "base" card is ready let's stamp out those groovy gals from the "Just Us Girls" Stamp Set. You can use any colouring medium you like for this! I've used watercolour card and pencils with an aquawash pen because I hadn't done any watercolour colouring for a long time and thought these stamps were good for this effect!

Fussy cut the images and then arrange on your card with some embellies! Depending on the colour scheme you have use embellishments that are complimentary eg. neutral card uses muslin cloth scrap, wording stamped on brown paper and string tied at spine of card, the pastel card uses lace, pastel card to stamp the wording and co-ordinating coloured fibres tied at the top of the card. I used 2 gals per card but you can use one or 3 totally personal choice!

Hope you have enjoyed my inchie card process and maybe feel inspired to create something yourself with your left over bits & pieces - or at least not feel guilty about keeping scraps because you just never know what they might come in handy for LOL!!!

Remember to check back here regularly so you don't miss out on more DT inspiration with the amazing stamps available at the Sin City Stamps!!!

And the new Fan Group at Facebook is a great place to hang out and see even more creations!

Happy crafting!



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