Click, Snap, Click, Snap, Say Cheese, Smile! Capture the Good. I had such fun making this card. There is nothing I enjoy more than getting messy with my crafting. If I can get ink and water flying around I am in a very happy place. Today I am in that place, if you watch my video, you will see just how happy that place is.
Capture the Good was not one of my top ten stamp sets when I first went through the catalogue and, to be honest, it made it to the list purely because of the camera. I take so many photos (on an actual camera, not a phone!) and try to scrapbook them when I can, so a camera stamp will be very useful. But I was so wrong! It is just fantastic! I mean, just look at the card! And just how many explanation marks can I use in one paragraph?
Back to the serious stuff of how I made it. I used our really large clear block, F, as my palette and simply pressed Gorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay ink pads onto it. You need to make sure you don’t stamp over the existing colour, but don’t worry any gaps are simple to fill in. If you have the Stampin Write markers you can add colour to any blank areas, otherwise the colours will soon run into each other. Why? Because you now need to spray water on the block. Don’t be shy, you need lots of water. I used an old Stampin Mist bottle, but one of our Spritzers would be good too.
Now lay a piece of Shimmer White Card on the block. I used a 1/4 sheet of A4 so I could then trim it down once it was dry. Make sure you have ink all over the card, then leave it to dry, or speed that up with a heat gun. If you add more water to the block you should get a second, lighter version.
Once everything is dry, you need to get it wet again, but only in a few places. I sprayed my hand with water and flicked it onto the card. Ideally you want some large drops and some smaller ones. Leave them for a while, the longer you leave them the more dramatic the effect. But, don’t let them dry. Get a piece of kitchen paper and lift the water off the paper and you will find that the ink lifts off too. I love the result!
The stamping was simple. I used Early Espresso for the Camera and Lens. The Lens I punched with our now retired 3/4″ circle punch and coloured with Blends. I fussy cut the camera and left it white. Now, the words were more fun. They were stamped in Gorgeous Grape and Bermuda Bay and then fussy cut. All of them are popped up on dimensionals, as is the lens.
I added an Early Espresso mat and tried both Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape Card Bases. Which do you prefer? I know which is my favourite, but would love to hear from you. The final touch was a few Glitter Enamel Dots. I really do love these cards!
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First Mat – 5-5/8 x 3-7/8” (14.25 x 9.75cm)
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