Our card today is one we created in our Crafty Creations class way back in March. I did case this from someone, but I can’t find the original card. Please do let me know if you recognise it, so I can give you credit. Thank you for your inspiration!
The ladies enjoyed this class as we created a card using a different fold plus a couple of small basic techniques.
On the list this year is to attempt different folds as well as a couple of other things. It is always fun creating cards a little bit different.
I am really happy with the end result as I sort of started with no idea or picture in my mind.
Wow, the challenge this week over at Sunny Challenges & Creations is really out of my comfort sone, to say the least! I am really very happy with the result & LOVE “Distressing“!
Yep, this week our challenge has been brought to us by Libby. Along with the sketch, we had to use the Technique – Distressing. This technique is able to be created using many different ways.
Below are a couple of hints –
· Gently rub a distressing ink pad with a sponge and rub ink around the edges of paper
· Brush ink with a direct-to-paper technique (brush ink pad directly onto surface of paper with gentle strokes)
· Crumple paper, flatten, and rub distress inks on paper. Paper can be sprayed with water and dried a heat tool to set
· Sand the surfaces of your card stock to achieve an antique effect
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Any of these techniques will give you an antique or vintage look which can vary with the colour and ink you use and how much you apply to the paper.
As soon as Libby set us this task, my mind went racing & immediately knew what colours I was going to use, BUT as to how I was going to go about it, well that is another story. In saying that, I did have a hard time trying to decide on my bit that runs along the bottom bit of the card. I tried so many ideas that I finally decided on what I ended up with & am glad I did, as I think it sets it off perfectly!
Base Card – Very Vanilla – 8 1/4″ x 5 3/4″ or 21cm x 15cm – Scored in middle & folded in half
Layer 1 – Not Quite Navy – 5 1/2″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Watercolour Paper – 5 5/8″ x 3 3/4″ or 13.5cm x 9.5cm
Layer 3 – Very Vanilla – 5 5/8″ x 3/4″ or 13.5cm x 2cm
Stamp Set – French Foliage, Inspired By Nature
Ink – Versamark, Crumb Cake
Cardstock – Watercolour Paper, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla
Ribbon – 5/8″Crochet Trim – Victoria, Linen Thread
Accessories – Heat Tool, Embossing Powder – Clear, SU Markers, Pearls, Smooch Spritz – Very Vanilla, Distressing Kit, Snail Adhesive, Mini-Glue Dots
I really wanted to finished with my Base Card as Not Quite Navy, but cut both Layer 2 & 3 too big for that, so settled on Very Vanilla. Maybe next time, as I have a couple of samples that didn’t make this card!
I also added a couple of elements to finish my card off. You could say “Vintage meets Shabby Chic”
Would love to know what you all think????
We would love for you to join us – so come on & have a bit of fun with us this week! What a great time to get out of your “Comfort Zone“. If I can do it, anyone can!
Base Card – Basic Grey – 5 5/8″ x 4 1/4″ or 15cm x 10.5cm
Layer 1 – Melon Mambo – 5 1/2″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Whisper White – 5 3/8″ x 3 7/8″ or 14cm x 9.5cm
This card is for the challenge over at JUGS I wasn’t too sure of the stamp set I wanted to use, but knew I wanted to used the DSP – Lap of Luxury. I have ony cut into this paper & it is just stunning!
For my card –
Cut base card using Concord Crush Cardstock, score in half
Cut smaller piece of Basic Gray Cardstock & adhere to base card
Cut smaller piece of DSP – Lap of Luxury & adhere to Basic Gray Cardstock
Cut piece of Cardstock in Concord Crush – 2.5″ x 4″
Cut piece of DSP – Lap of Luxury – 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″
Adhere DSP to top of Concord Crush
Cut piece of Basic Gray Cardstock – 4″ x .75″ & adhere to top of DSP
Adhere Concord Crush Ribbon to top of Basic Gray & tuck ends of ribbon under
Ink image with Versamark & then with Concord Crush ink, stamp image directly over top of DSP
Apply Clear Embossing Powder & using Heat Tool, heat stamped image
TIP – This will not give you a raised image, but will allow parts of the Shimmer Paint to come through onto your image
Adhere DSP to top of Concord Crush Cardstock & apply to card
TIP – I sometimes leave the sentiment until such time as I am looking for a particular card, then I will include a sentiment. It allows you to be more flexible with your cards, while at the same time not having to make another card