Saturday, July 30, 2011

Week 3 with Richard

Good morning and welcome to our final week with Richard sharing his inspiration for 'The Vine". Today he made this sample, which uses the delft technique, more about how he created this card in his own words below...

This is a delft tile technique. I stamped with SU Ballet Blue onto a 5x3 3/4" piece of GKD Pure Luxury 120# CS, after I gridded the paper at 1 5/8" and 1 1/4" on my Scor-buddy. I did the scoring so I would have a built-in sort of grout line. I then used a sponge dauber to apply more ink to the edges of each tile, going right over the score lines. Then I applied Versamark to the whole sheet and wet embossed with Inkadinkadoo clear EP, and heated it with my heat tool. I did this 3 times. I carefully cut off the score lines off with scissors, and re-inked the edges with more Ballet Blue. I used foam tape to pop the "tiles" off the background. Take your time, and be gentle. Don't press anything down until it's perfect, or there'll be trouble! I layered the background onto black cs, and then onto the white card body.

It definitely looks a lot easier than it actually was. I didn't want to add any ribbons or bling, because I didn't want to hide any of the tiles."

It really does look like painted porcelain doesn't it? I wouldn't want to cover it up either! :)

Hopefully Richard will make more appearances on my blog, but next week we have brand new stamps coming out..and a new guest designer! I really appreciate the beautiful designs Richard has done this month and I'm sure you do, too! Lets have more candy, shall we? Please sign up to follow Richard's blog and then leave a comment here you did so for a chance to win a free stamp set from me! He is so darned talented and reading his posts are like sitting down with him and a cuppa, he deserves to have a big crowd following! If you are already a follower if his, let me know you can enter, too of course! I'll post the winner on Sunday night along with THE RESULTS from the state meet! Good luck!


Thank you for visiting today!!

19 comments:

Darla said...

Love what Richard has shared this past month and am definitely now a follower as I don't want to lose his blog!! :)
Thanks

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Great job on this technique, Richard! Mel- I am off to be a follower!
Can't wait to hear Jonathon's swim results! Swim little fishy!!!!

Ravengirl said...

What an amazing card! I am now following Mister Cardmaker's blog :)

Lori C said...

What a great technique! Thanks for the detailed sharing. I'm definitely a follower now.

iCreateforfun said...

I think Richard is doing fantastic, love to see that the other gender can be interested in this fun stuff.

Regina aka Mrs. Ham said...

Richard, this is a fantastic card. I love love. You're right, this card doesn't need anything else.

Jan Castle said...

Wonderful technique and card! Will have to give this a try!!! Thanks Richard...signed up before to be a follower (I think...can't tell how to be sure).

Joan V said...

I am inspired by Richards work. I am now a follower of his blog.

Love this card. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon J. Jones said...

Richard, this vine with the delft blue technique came out AWESOME!!

jean w. said...

Thanks again Melanie for introducing me to Mister Cardmarker! I love reading and seeing his blog! This is a gorgeous technique, the Dutch in me wants to try this!

Marsha said...

Very pretty. Heading over to his blog now to follow.

whitneymaryann said...

Have been following Richard since you introduced him. Great crafter and a fun-to-read blog writer.

Brenda said...

Fabulous card fro Richard! I need to give this technique a try. I just came from Richards blog, wow what a talented guy. I am now happily following his blog.

lisa808 said...

Melanie, I'm now a follower of Richard's blog. What talent! I love the beach card.

Patti J said...

Another gorgeous card by Richard! I love this technique, and it is certainly beautiful with your stamp set! I am a follower already of our dear Mr.Cardmaker - it's always so much fun to see what he creates! His writing is so much fun as well - he writes like we are 'visiting'. Thanks for sharing his talents with us! Hugs...

Betty Neville said...

WOW! Really does look like porcelain tile! I'm already a follower of Richard's. Thank you for the chance to win!

Deanna said...

I signed up for his blog. What a great card! Thanks for having him on your blog.

Sue D said...

Great technique! I am now a follower of his blog.

Judi said...

I think the Gnome is growing on me.
He gets cuter with each card I see!