Thank you so much for your emails and comments here on the blog yesterday. I do hope you managed to get some goodies before they sold out. I did warn you!
I thought I'd share this card with you to recap one of the techniques I showed yesterday.
Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics B Die Set out of Coconut White Card. I then cut the Couture Creations Nostalgia Die out of it 4 times - it took a while but I wanted to see what it would look like as a main background for a slightly larger card.
I put a piece of Creative Expressions Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet over the front of the card with the 4 apertures. I turned it over and re-set all 4 of the die cuts back in the apertures. I then dusted some Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Mica Powders over the adhesive peering through the die cuts - I used Decadent Teal, Decadent Denim, Decadent Grape and Decadent Wine. I removed the excess mica powder using a dry wet wipe. It's very important at this point to seal the back as some excess mica powder may be hiding somewhere and you don't want to contaminate the Glitter Jewels used in the next step. So, I cut the largest die in the Spellbinders 6 x 6 Matting Basics A Die Set and glued my background to it using Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.
I removed the other backing sheet from the Double Sided Self Adhesive Sheet and had a complete disaster! Bet you didn't think I'd be saying that! Well, I did. I had a piece of copy paper to collect my Glitter Jewels, wasn't concentrating and it got stuck to the self adhesive sheet! On most of the bottom left hand corner actually. Now you know how sticky I keep telling you it is? Well, it really is! I had one hell of a job getting it off and was left with copy paper areas over 1/4 of my background. I could have cried as it had taken me a while to get to this point. But I can tell you it was either try to do something with it to hide it or throw it in the bin and I couldn't face doing it all again!
I added Cosmic Shimmer Diamond Snow Glitter Jewels and had a think about how to hide the mess!
Off White Satin Ribbon and another bow using 3 lengths of the thinner ribbon in the Raisin Satin Ribbon Pack. That went no where near covering it so I cut a couple of leaves out using Sue Wilson's Faux Quilled Leaves Die Set out of Rich Plum Card - nearly there but could still see some copy paper. So, using the waste from the centre of the frame die in the Couture Creations Gulda Die Set (previously cut out of Coconut White Card), I pressed Clear Perfect Medium into it, added Phill Martin Cosmic Shimmer Decadent Teal Embossing Powder and heat set. I added more Perfect Medium, more powder and heat set again. Success - all covered!
To finish off the bow, I cut the flower from the Gulda Frames n Frills Die Set out of Teal Card and added a little Purple Dazzler.
I cut the largest die in the Couture Creations Edith & Baby Die Set out of Teal Card and added some 3mm White Pearls along the body.
8mm White Pearls to the corners and piercing around the edges.
I wanted to let you know about the workshop that John Lockwood is running on the morning of Thursday 28th May. It was John's idea that we both did a workshop on the same day - he called it Tag Team Crafting - so his workshop is 10 till 1 and mine is 1.30 till 4.30. It will be a real fun day - I guarantee it!
Here's John's project -
A reminder of my project -
01536 481778 during office hours or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to book a place.
Thanks for stopping by.