In the March 2012 issue of the Craft stamper magazine Riet van Zundert shows how to use your acrylic block to add colour to your card so I had a go with her technique for Ceara’s birthday card. You basically ink up your acrylic block then swipe away any areas you don’t want colour on. Then use your block like a stamp and press onto your card. I stamped the pink colours first, then added the green to the centre, then stamped the images normally and coloured them in.
Inks: Distress inks Spun sugar and Bundled sage, Cosmic shimmer Angel mist, Memento Tuuxedo black
Card: White, Black glitter card
Stamps: Inkadinkado Mindscapes, Elusive images Easter grasses
Other: Gelly roll glitter pen, Lime green stickles, black 1/2 pearls and nail heads, tiny flower sequins and seed beads
For a little something extra I made a steampunk bracelet. It was a kit from John Lewis but I won’t be buying any more as the quality is very poor. The metal is very soft and is a strange colour that is neither silver nor gunmetal colour. Instead of the large metal heart they had in the kit I added a dragonfly in it’s place. Just the addition of a few cogs apparently makes it steampunk….Hmmmm.