Saturday, July 21, 2012

Saturday StepxStep

Hi, it's Sue here and it's my turn to share with you the StepxStep for this week. I needed to make a birthday card for my God Daughter so thought I'd combine the two together!

As always I started with the background and I had in my head an image of those large round lollie pops with the swirl in the centre. This led me to one of the little free stamps that come with the Craft Stamper magazine.

I decided to use the resist technique using acrylic paint and in this case I've used the Snow Cap Paint Dabber. 

 Once stamped I then dried it off with my heatgun. It's important to make sure the paint is completely dry or else when you do the next step you could end up with a sludgy mess !

 I used Spun Sugar Distress Stains over the stamping, spritzed some kitchen roll (towel) with water and lightly wiped over the top. As the acrylic paint resists the Distress Stains the swirls still show through as white.

I used a combination of Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Victorian Velvet on white card stock for the main image (apologies I forgot to photo the card once I'd stamped the little girl!). The stamp is from the Artistic Outpost stamp set called Flower Market. I cut her out using a Nestability.

The embossed panel is made using the Honeycomb EF and I've wiped Spun Sugar Distress Stains on the inside of the folder before embossing the card.

The fabric layer is made using a piece of Crinoline which I've frayed the edges using a pokey tool - much quicker than  doing it with your fingernails !

I used the Worn Lipstick Distress Marker and scribbled the colour onto my craft mat. I picked the colour up with my water brush and lightly went around the edge. The fabric sucks up the liquid and therefore takes the colour with it.

I cut the metal heart using a Sizzix die and then used part of a Ten Seconds Studio mold for the letter 'L'. I've used some household decorating filler to fill the back of the letter so it doesn't get squashed ! I went around the edge with the wheel and then I used the Snow Cap Paint Dabber to distress it a little.

I used the Tattered Banner die for the sentiment and the candles are stamped using second generation stamping to create the border.

Remember if you make anything using a product that you've bought from the Funkie Junkie Boutique you can enter into the Sunday Share with the chance to winner a money off voucher for the store!


  1. Hi Sue another fabulous creative and inspirational piece. Loving all the techniques with brilliant end result. TFS x

  2. What a gorgeous card and a great technique tute! Love the idea of filling the back of the raised number... so smart. Your resist and embossing look totally fab, Sue.

  3. oh wow this is just amazing such stunning detail and super techniques too hugs Cherylxxxx

  4. thanks for all the details---the end result is stunning!

  5. Very very beautiful card and great technique

    Greetings Janny

  6. Well certainly opened my eyes to some really amazing techniques and tools. Your tutorial was excellent and your card is beautiful!!

  7. Wonderful art and wonderful card. Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  8. I so look forward to your posts and tutorials Sue. Your work is always so technically detailed and I always learn so much from you. Thanks for sharing this card - bet your god daughter will be thrilled with it. Hugs, Buttons x

  9. Layers of goodness here!!! What a fab bday card!!!!

  10. Hi Sue! This is just gorgeous. So well done. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes, Yvonne

  11. Oh Sue, this is a totally awesome StepxStep! Your assortment of textures is really wonderful, love your color palette and your special embellishments of the crinoline and the metal work are just phenomenal! Love the whole 10 Seconds Metal effects. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us!


  12. Wonderful creation Sue! I can't wait to try your background technique (and perhaps one or two others you're showing off)!

  13. Amazing stepxstep Sue and a gorgeous card.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  14. Great tutorial, Sue! Love all the texture and elements in this adorable card! Your God Daughter will so love this beauty!

  15. Very pretty! Love all the layers and elements.

  16. PS: does the acrylic paint come off the stamp easily???

    1. Hi Karen, yes the paint comes off fairly easily, I just use a baby wipe or you could spritz the stamp with water and wipe it off. Either way should work.