Monday, 14 July 2014
I hope you all enjoyed the weekend? I got to spend a nice weekend with my little family and it was lovely! The weather was so lovely we got the bouncy castle out so the girls could have a bit of fun outside and I got to catch up with my other half after his trip to France. It's good to have him back ;) There was a happiness overload when girls saw him upon his return. It's so lovely to see them bonding like that. Aaah... :) I know you didn't get any posts from me, but I wasn't slacking ;) In fact, I made three items this weekend. I will post about them all separately otherwise it would be a very long post.
Here's my card...
Supplies used: Distress Inks (Peacock Feathers, Mustard Seed & Spiced Marmalade), gesso, white WOW! embossing powder, VersaMark ink, Tim Holtz stamps (French Memories), my handmade stencil, white cardstock, dry wall tape, hot glue, embellishment on a silver string.
How: I started by applying a thin layer of Gesso over my leafy stencil (I free handed a leafy branch on a piece of an acetate sheet and cut it out) and dried it. Then I stamped with the VersaMark Ink & heat embossed in white so I could create an emboss resist with my inks. I adhered my panel to the white card base, added my dry wall tape and adhered my handwritten hot glue sentiment with my Glossy Accents. I used my hot glue gun to write onto my craft sheet and peeled it off when dry. I tied my butterfly on a string around the letter 'O' and secured it to the card.
I wanted to keep this quite simple to showcase the gorgeous colourful background and the unique hot glue sentiment. The colours combo is inspired by the Lawnscaping Challenge - yellow, orange & turquoise. I know the challenge is ending, but I will enter it anyway ;) I love this colour combination. It's so summery and fresh! I also used two resist techniques in one as I knew the contrast in both would be slightly different which creates an amazing effect. The faint leaf with a bright white embossing... it's pretty, would you agree?
Feel free to let me know your thoughts! I'd love to hear from you.
I would like to enter this card into a few other challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog - Let's Be Clear
Craft Stamper Magazine - Take It Make It July (Emboss Resist)
That's Crafty - Masks, Stencils & Templates
Thank you for stopping by! Don't forget to check out my next posts! I have some exciting news too! :)
All the best,