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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Paper Smooches GDT - Rainbow Dove Shaker Card


Popping in super quickly today with another make as part of my Guest Spot over at Paper Smooches.

July is drawing to a close fast, but I still have 5 days and another 2 cards to share with you after this one.

So for today's card I used that fabulous Dove Die again, but this time I used just the outline part of the die cut around the aperture to make a shaker card.

Because I'm rainbow mad at the moment (I've obviously been overdoing the Skittles eating), and because the theme fits perfectly with the dove, I decide to do a rainbow blended background.

It's just some standard blending with Distress Inks (Wilted Violet, Blueprint Sketch, Cracked Pistachio,Twisted Citron, Fossilized Amber and Picked Raspberry) on some Tim Holtz watercolour paper. Then I added a few drops of water here and there and blotted, and spritzed with some glimmer mist. Finally when dry I added some spots of white paint.

I cut the shape with a rounded rectangle die, the aperture with the dove die, added some acetate behind filled around with foam tape and added a mix of coloured sequins and a piece of white card to seal them in.
I stuck the whole thing to a card base made from bright pink cardstock and added the white dove outline, cut with the same die glued on top of the acetate.

I cut out the word hope with the hope die from Religious Words 2, several times in white cardstock and layered them together to make my word more dimensional and glued it in place beneath my shaker element. 

To finish up I added a few sparkling clear sequins.
I hope you like it.

I've had several enquiries about selling my CAS cards, so I've finally started listing them on my Etsy store, but it will take me quite some time to get them all listed, so bear with me!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, 25 July 2017

My Favorite Things - Favorite Person


I'm back with another MFT make today, and this time I'm using the super cute Jungle Gym set and matching die-namics again.

I coloured the cute images with my Zig Markers, I cannot find the list of all the colours I used but I know that I used the following:

Tiger - Light Brown, Dark Gray, Gray
Monkey: Oatmeal, Dark Oatmeal, Light Pink
Birds - Pink, Deep Pink, Cobalt Bue, Persian Blue, Pale Green, Emerald Green, Bright Yellow.

I used the Mini Cloud Stencil and Picked Raspberry, Dried Marigold, Wild Honey, Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch distress ink to make the background for my card and frame it with the Pierced Rectangle Frame STAX and some Calm & Cozy  Chevron paper.

Hope you like it!.

Thanks so much for dropping by.

Monday, 24 July 2017

Happy Birthday - Make it Crafty


Sometimes when I'm playing with inks and making background, I end up with more than I actually need, and if I don't make an additional card than and there, I'll put that extra away with the intention of using it later.

That's what I did with this card, I used the background for this card that I shared a couple of weeks ago.

I was in the mood to make a card, but without much time or many  ideas coming to mind. I had a sort through my stash of still to be used 'bits' and found this chipboard piece from Make it Crafty that I've had for a long while now.  Because it was made of a grey type of chipboard, it wasn't covered too well with my distress or dye inks as they sink into the material. However, Distress Oxides cover this beautifully, so I set to with the Wilted Violet colour that I'd used to stencil on my background.
Then I gave it a good spritz with my Gold Glimmer Mist and left to dry. 

To make the card I just made a white, top folding vertical A2 (US) size card, trimmed my background with a large stitched rectangle frame, and glued that to my card base. Then I cut another piece of white cardstock a little bigger than my chipboard panel, glued the panel to the white card and the white card to my background piece, added a few sequins and voila!

Possibly the quickest card I've made yet, but it still looks very effective. You can find the chipboard I used here.

Thanks so much for visiting.