‘The Journey Begins’ by Nick Roberts

Hello! Thanks for stopping by today. It’s great to have your company. After the bad weather we have all had over the last few weeks, I’m sure that most of us are dreaming of the summer days to come and a holiday either home or abroad. Of course we still have the Spring to look forward to along with all the spring flowers, everything springing to life, such a wonderful time of year. Today I thought it would be nice to share a little bit of summer with this card, made with A6 Groovi Plates from Clarity.
For this card you will need:
  • A6 Classic Vehicles Groovi Plates
  • A6 Air Collection Groovi Plates
  • Journey Spacer Plate
  • Plate Mate for the A6 Plates
  • Pergamano Embossing Mat or Similar
  • Perga Colours or similar 
  • Embossing Tools
  • 7 x 7” Parchment
  • 7 1/2 x 7 1/2” Dark Blue Centura Pearl
Step 1: Cut your card and parchment to size. Very lightly score the parchment at 1/4” on each side. Don’t fold the score line, it is just for your work space reference.
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Step 2: Add the Vehicle from the classic vehicles plates.
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Step 3: Next add the road, trees and balloons. Be careful not to overlap your line work. Top tip: Use the edges of the trees to add bushes and greenery to the landscape.
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Step 4: Continue building your scene, adding more balloons to give the illusion of distance and height. Then add some clouds and birds, which are all included within the set.
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Step 5: Lastly add the landscape, mountains etc. Top tip: To add the hills in front of the mountains, use the shallower parts of the mountain groove and continue along your design. Add your sentiment, I have just used part of ‘The Journey’ spacer plate.
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Step 6: Create a box around your sentiment. Begin your white embossing work, use it to add shape to the car, dimension and texture. Remember to do little and rest the parchment in between.
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Step 7: Add some interest around the frame, with designs of your choice, here I have actually use sprigs from a Christmas Wreath Plate. You have so many designs to choose from across the Groovi range.
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Step 8: Add your colour. I personally don’t like big blocks of colour so I have added parts of the sky as a suggestion. Use a darker colour behind your sentiment to highlight it. Gently score and fold the parchment now, using red liner tape secure it to the dark blue card. Finally layer your finished project onto a black card base. Top Tip: If you have the designer papers from Clarity and prefer to use that instead of the blue card, experiment with them to see which gives you the effect you like.
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Finished Card

Thanks again for joining me today, I do hope you have enjoyed the tutorial I have shared with you along with the finished card. I’d love to have your feedback, so please leave a comment if you have the time, I like to read them. Until next time, Take care and Happy Crafting.xxx

10 thoughts on “‘The Journey Begins’ by Nick Roberts

  1. I am always in awe of your parchment pieces Nick and this is as amazing as always.
    Thank you for sharing this tutorial

    1. Thank you ever so much Nicola, I could have sworn I replied to this comment but just noticed it’s missing. So pleased you like the parchment pieces I share.xx

    1. Thank you ever so much, I am really pleased you like it, the balloons were fund to do, well the whole piece really, so glad you enjoyed the tutorial and the finished piece.x

  2. This is lovely Nick. Good clear instructions as to how you created it too. Love how you did the sky on this piece, Ill be using that idea so tks for sharing x

  3. Thank you Helen, I am glad you found it easy to follow and like the finished piece. Glad I could give you the idea for a different way of colouring the sky and really great that you will use it. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment.xx

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