This week I decided to update some much loved black and white toppers. The good things about the Victorian Silhouette toppers from Craftwork Cards is that you can ink them up and then buff them up to renew the artwork.
I started off quite gently with the Tim Holtz Distress oxides but then realised that the bolder the better. The best way to describe these inks is that they blend like cream. They are so forgiving that you can build up and blend until you end up with the result you like. For these cards I used two matching colours to blend in together.
Anyway that’s enough eulogising about the oxides. Here are the cards!
I inked the toppers and cut them down with a circle die which I then mounted onto a slightly larger black circle.
I already had a set of 5 x 5 cards with the circle aperture so I then fixed the topper to the inside of the card not forgetting to centre it through the aperture.
I then wanted to match in the topper so I used the same technique again with a matching oxide ink.
The sentiment topper was then overlapped over the front circle and stuck down with glue.
To finish the cards I framed the aperture with Nuvo drops.
I am so pleased with how these cards turned out that I’m going to try it again on some other toppers and cards. Until next time.
Much love x Elisabeth x