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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Oh So Eclectic




I've thought long and hard about why SU have named this set "Oh So Eclectic", still haven't been able to come up with anything that seems reasonable and sound. I would love to hear your thoughts, feel free to leave a comment below.
Nevertheless, I'm just in love with this set. This is my second blog post about this set already and I'm sure it won't be the last. Here I have used the stain glass technique, where I have powder embossed the image in white on vellum paper. Turning the paper over, I have coloured in the flower on the reverse side with blender pen, in doing so I was able to achieve the look of stain glass image. I have used the new in colour Fresh Fig, and lemon lime twist.


Adhering vellum to card stock can be a bit tricky as it is transparent and the adhesive glue tends to show through, or there is often a discolouration on spots where there is adhesive. Leave it looking all spotty and discoloured. I used a trick I have learnt from one of the Onstage local presentations, can't quite remember her name right now, but she used a cotton bud to spread the adhesive glue all over the vellum, leaving only a thin layer on the surface, allowing it to stick without discolouring or leaving it looking spotty. Quite happy with how they turned out.
Other than the technique, it's a really straightforward card with a simple layout. I had to fussy cut out the flower and the leaves sitting on top of the greeting, as I don't yet have the coordinating thinlit dies, which I will be sure to get once the we are allowed to order them from the new catalogue at the beginning of June. 




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8 comments:

  1. Irene your stain glass technique is perfect! Gorgeous use of the new colours too. Each little detail just add more depth and character to this sweet card. Love love love!

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    1. I love love love your thoughts, thanks so much for your continuous encouragement.

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  2. Lovely card. I can't wait to get this set too! I think the presenter was Marelle Taylor - She also did the Ribbon of Hope set. The other great presenter was Kim Badelt. I learned a lot too and this was a tip I had never hard before. Love ONstage

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    1. Thanks Lillybet, yes it was Marelle Taylor, thanks for jogging my memory. A really neat trick.

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  3. Fantastic post Irene - such a fun card and a great technique that I have never tried either! Thanks lovely

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    1. Thanks lovely, glad you had fun with it in today's Crafternoon. I love what you did with it. Feel free to share your version. Love having you over, feel so confident when you're around, knowing that you're there to help me when I stuff up...lol

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  4. Irene you have done a brilliant job on the stained glass technique. I have yet to give this a try. Work work is so beautiful. When it comes to the naming of the Stamp set "Eclectic" I think it maybe to cover some type of genre as the images are too wonderful to be called 'all sorts' or 'bits and bobs'.
    Your fussy cutting is perfect. The new In Colours complements each other and makes your embellishments pop. ❤️

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    1. I too never tried this technique before this project, now I absolutely love it. Re: the name, I love how your mind works, I think you might me right in that they are quite different, unique one could say. I like that.

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