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!
Something new for me to get involved in this year is the Global Design Project. After having some time to settle in with baby and get Christmas out of the way, I need something to get me back into the crafting habit. A few of my demonstrator friends are involved with this blog and I've followed it for a little while now.
The challenge is simple...once a week a new challenge is posted and the challenges are based on colour, theme, shetches and designers so never a dull moment and so much inspiration!
This weeks challenge is colour based...
For my first challenge I must admit I was a bit unsure about the colours chosen. Delightful Dijon is not my go to colour but actually I've quite enjoyed using a colour that I rarely use in my crafting.
The card is made using the following products...
Overall I'm quite pleased with my first attempt at this challenge...must get better at taking photo's tho!
I would love for you to get involved in this challenge as well.
Please click the Global Design Project logo below to visit the website.
See you same time next week!
I hope you've all had a good week! Another busy one here with the husband away and the last week of term almost upon us! Waking up this morning to the terrible news in Nice, France is just heartbreaking, thinking of all those involved. When will these devastating attacks cease?!!
Today I want to share with you all a project that I made last weekend whilst watching the Wimbledon final....using the gorgeous Irresistibly Yours DSP as the main feature.
They are a set of white 12" x 12" papers that have a shiny embossed texture to them, 2 in each pattern including florals, diamonds, stripes...and spots!!!
For this project I used the spotty paper. I cut 3 strips of the DSP into 6" x 12" strips and chose a selection of inks...blues/purples, greens/blues and yellows/oranges/reds. I then used the new sponge brayers to add a random spectrum of colour to each strip.
And this is the end project.....12 cards, 3 of each style/occasion and all using a variety of different stamps and dies and embellishments!
This project was a lot of fun to make and would be a lovely card-set gift to give someone!
Looking forward to to using some of the other papers now....!
Heres a list of products I used...
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I hope you have a lovely weekend!
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I hope you're all enjoying the weekend!
As promised here is the 2nd card from my July card class...
To make this card I have used a scallop edge card base and added a Night of Navy card mat to bring in another colour.
I have used a 4" x 4" piece of the Irresistably Floral Speciality Designer Series Paper which are all white and used a sponge brayer to add the colour. These papers are really fab because they have a shiny embossed finish but you can add as much or as little colour as you wish!
"Sunshine" has come from the Sunshine Wishes Framelits dies and added to a strip of Vellum to add another texture.
I enjoyed using the sponge brayers because they don't leave any mess and can be washed (gently) ane re-used after!
This afternoon I shall be watching the Wimbledon final and hopefully doing some crafting!
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