It Is The Age Of Aquarius

January 20, 2019 — 11 Comments

May I wish any of my blog followers with a birthday between January 20th and February 18th.

It’s your time, Aquarians!

To celebrate this, and all upcoming Zodiac occurrences I treated myself to a fabulous set of Cosmic Stars stamps by Mama Elephant from Simon Says Stamp.

Cosmic Stars Zodiac Stamps by Mama Elephant

Cute, aren’t they?

Apparently you Aquarians are often generous with your time and resources, are the friendliest of the signs and enjoy all things gadgety!

I am therefore super glad to count you among my chums.

With this set I made the first card, to celebrate the age, or at least the month, of Aquarius!

The Age Of Aquarius Rubber Stamped Greetings Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (9)

Pretty simple rubber stamping escapade here but allow me to elaborate.

I began by creating a mask using some alcohol ink and some masking film.

The Age Of Aquarius Rubber Stamped Greetings Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (1)

Then I positioned my circular stencil and used it to help decide where to place the stamped image.

The Age Of Aquarius Rubber Stamped Greetings Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (3)

I plopped the mask over the little Aquarian and grabbed a whole bunch of blue-ish inkpads, plus a purpley one, and dabbed and shaded through the stencil.

The Age Of Aquarius Rubber Stamped Greetings Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (4)

I kinda didn’t like how high up I had placed the design and so, to extend the design area further down the card, I drew a couple of lines and masked of a section of the card.

The Age Of Aquarius Rubber Stamped Greetings Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (5)

Using the same pigment ink pads, I plopped a load of ink to make it look like some of the little guys pot of water was spilling over and making a waterfall.

The Age Of Aquarius Rubber Stamped Greetings Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (6)

I then whipped off all of the masking stuff…

The Age Of Aquarius Rubber Stamped Greetings Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (7)

Yup, that works!

I wanted to add a tiny bit of dimension to the card though and therefore stamped out the design of the cutie pie onto another piece of cardstock, coloured it with some pencils and chopped it out – removing his legs at the same time.

The Age Of Aquarius Rubber Stamped Greetings Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (8)

No real reason for this operation, I just thought that the legs he already had were fine. No reason to give him two more.

To finish the card I stuck him to the card using foam tape, added a hand drawn border and some clear gloss to the waterfall for a touch of ‘authenticity’.

Et voila!

The Age Of Aquarius Rubber Stamped Greetings Card by John Bloodworth Gentleman Crafter (9)

Sweet little cutie eh?

Oh! Forgot to say, I wasn’t too keen on the upside down smile so whited over it with a gel pen and then drew on a new smile. If only it were that easy in real life, eh?! Lol.

Hope you enjoyed this little make and have something to take away. What did you think? I would love to hear your thoughts.

If you do have your own ideas and would like this set of stamps, just head over to Simon Says Stamp and snap yours up today.

Anyway, time to crack on and stop mucking about.
Look forward to bringing you more soon.

Bye for now.

J :)

11 responses to It Is The Age Of Aquarius

  1. 

    P.S Just a thought on having a second look at them maybe that’s their noses ? and none of them have any mouths- what do you think?

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  2. 

    Hi John, Lovely card and as an Aquarian myself we are a friendly bunch – so was super pleased you turned that frown upside down :) have a great day, Thanks for sharing.

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  3. 

    Hi John what a darling little card……can’t wait to get crafting. I don’t have these particular stamps but you have certainly given me loads of ideas to play and adapt your creation.Karen x

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  4. 

    This is adorable! x

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  5. 

    Lovely cute stamp set John. Love the card xx Hazel

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  6. 

    Cute card John, thank you so much for showing.

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  7. 

    I love the way the way you’ve turned the frown upside down, totally changed the image

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  8. 

    Hi John, another lovely creation. Always admire your work but have never commented before. There are lots like me out here, so be assured that all your work is more admired and appreciated than you realise.

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