Hope you're all having a lovely weekend!
This week I was asked to take part in a new challenge by "The Joy of Sets". This challenge is an alphabet based challenge and this week is all about the letter C!
Challenges are set every 2 weeks, and are for use with current and retired product so it really is a great one for all Stampin' Up! lovers out there!
Anyway, the lovely Fiona Whitehead asked me to take part and how could I refuse?!
So after a busy day with the girls and a curry, I thought who wants to clean the house on a Saturday night....?!!
Looking through my stamp sets... I own 2 that I would have been suitable and I settled on the lovely Confetti Celebration which was a new set in last year's annual catalogue that is still current!
I have seen this background technique used quite a bit for this stamp set on Pinterest and I think it looks really effective. I have used every stamp in the set to create a background, and then chosen 1 sentiment to use as the centrepiece. On this card, I used the Layering Squares thinlit dies to mount the main sentiment and fussy cut the stars to add something extra. I found that using the Stamp-a-majig tool really helpeful for making sure that my stamping was straight and not wonky.
This was a really quick card to put together and will be great for a male birthday card!
These are the products that I have used:
I enjoyed taking part in this challenge and I look forward to joining in next time when I'm guessing it will be the letter D....now what stamp set shall I use?!!7
Hope you're all enjoying a lovely week!
This week I have picked up the Global Design Project after a little break from this challenge. This week is a sketch challenge and it's a simple one witha technique that I use alot for quick cards.
This challenge screams TRIPLE BANNER PUNCH which is actually one of my can't craft without items! It is a really versatile item that cute banners any length but in widths of 1/2", 1", 1,1/2" and 2". It is great for cards, tradition scrapbooking, pocket scrapbooking, 3d items and lots more!
We are currently in the process of building a craft barn in the garden for me so I've not had a great deal of crafting time, plus the craft stuff is everywhere right now! For my challenge entry I decided to do some heat embossing....after I managed to find the heat tool!
One of my most favourite and used stamp sets is called "Butterfly Basics". For this card, I used the butterfly stamp with white embossing powder to create texture to the cardstock I then used a sponge brayer with a mixture of Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise to create the colourful bakground. If you're not familiar with this technique, it really is a great way to add a different dimension to your cards, and building up your own backgrounds.
I have cut 4 banners; one in Vellum, 1 in Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate (the same size as the Vellum), 1 in Very Vanilla and 1 in Bermuda Bay. Althought I haven't used Bermuda Bay ink, this is the cardstock colour that matches best with the background that I have created with the Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise inks).
Using the "love" thinlit die from "Sunshine Wishes" set, I have cut out from the Bermuda Bay cardstock and used the negative image.
I used the 1/8" Gold Ribbon to secure everything together.
Here is the list of all the products that I used to make this card.
Thanks for reading, I hope you like my entry to this week's Global Design Project!
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