Talking of my crafty friends, Kirsty Goodwill (fellow Claritystamp Design Team member) doesn't live that far from me and a I spent a fun afternoon the other day helping her to set up her blog. It's now gone live and I'm sure she'd love some visitors. You can find it here - ARTYK-ulate. One of my favourite cards from last weekend's shows was a card Kirsty made with the Angel stamp that I'm writing about today and the Gelli Plate. Hopefully she will be blogging it soon.
When I saw the Calligraphy Angel stamp I thought it would look beautiful done in Perfect Pearls on double sided adhesive.
I removed one layer of the adhesive sheet's backing paper and used Archival black ink to stamp the angel and sentiment in place. I then covered it with some acetate so that I could work on the reverse.
You add the Perfect Pearls to the reverse by cutting away different areas of the backing paper to reveal the adhesive. I started off with the angel herself and applied Perfect Pearl to her face and wings, Heirloom Gold to her hair and Green Patina to her dress.
Then I cut away a panel at the bottom and applied Green Patina behind the sentiment.
After that I removed the rest of the backing paper and stuck the Sunshine stencil behind her. I pressed Yorkshire Dales gilding flakes onto the adhesive (this has some beautiful green bits in it that look fab with the green Perfect Pearls) before rubbing off the excess and removing the stencil.
Then it was just a case of covering the rest of the adhesive in Heirloom Gold.
It was looking a bit boring down the bottom, as there weren't any gilding flakes down there, so applied some thin red liner tape to the acetate and covered it in gilding flakes. Much better!
Then I just matted it onto some black card and found a co-ordinating sheet of green Kanban card to finish it off.