using paper paper from a 2017 die cutting essentials pack I was given -thank you Christa- and using white gel pen, shimmer and the sort of composition that I love on this blog…
Respect for those you tubers, I did my 10 cards one kit in two sections- no editing as I used an old format to film and the lighting will be improved for next time…above the unboxing
below the reveal
using patterned papers cut with two sets of stitched edge rectangle dies
she used bright solids: I chose papers from the Docrafts mister mister pack
at this rate of using my patterned papers I have enough to last until 2021
i have already used the craftwork cards antiqued set and accessories quite a bit but these are very generous kits
two use tags from the kit and one layered die cuts . I die cut the sentiment twice to make a drop shadow
tip for next time, octagons don’t tessellate or mosaic togetherlike hexagons would, but here studding with the Candi worked out fine
ten simple cards done in one afternoon but there are still 21 untouched pages of paper in the kit. So much paper left to play with.
on my scan n cut, I cut gold decor laminate vinyl bought from French diy store in mistral font and dry embossed around it to give the card base texture. This very thin vinyl needs only 2 blade depth and -2 pressure.
Unseen is a dry embossed frame inside. Couldn’t resist embellishing with a few hearts on the front, inside and both sides of the envelope…
Precisely cut cards using my stash of lovely papers
The ‘hello’ card was made with 7 equal squares and one double size from assorted papers with little motifs from the scan n cut library to embellish them. The card base was dry embossed at half inch intervals and then the panels mounted on fun foam and then adhered in place.
For the baby card I used the Docrafts papermania pastels craft collection paper. I covered the card base with the small hearts paper, stuck a strip of the large icons paper centrally over it and then cut words in different fonts from brown card for the greeting.
Inside I stuck two hearts and a footer strip from complementary papers from the pad – keeping towards the blue tones. To finish I brushed the greeting with Wink of Stella glitter.
I stamped the wreath and greeting with stazon on watercolour paper then cut an A2 panel of the same watercolour paper. I dug out three colour of distress inks and tapped each on an acrylic block to use as a palette) . I misted the paper and the block with water then brushed bands of ink across the paper using the largest brush I had in the craft room. I then cut the panel with one of my stitched rectangle dies, tied some jute coloured thread around, mounted it in fun foam and stuck that to an A2 card base.
I fussy cut the wreath, water coloured the design using the same three distress inks ( I don’t have a water brush so used an ancient wink of Stella to pick up the ink remnants from the acrylic block) . I stuck that on the panel and added a few sequins in the same colour range for finish
inside the card is blank