Friday, 1 July 2016

Bella & Birthday Bone!

Hello, Crafters.

Recently I've seen several cards where the creator has used strips of  coloured cardstock or Designer Series Paper  horizontally or vertically, leaving the gap between the strips blank i.e. so just the Whisper White layer underneath shows through.

The last photograph is a swap I received from Kerry Houghton and she used a Whisper White card base and adhered Sweet Sugarplum strips on it.

It's a look I like and decided to try it for today's card but as you can see, I filled in the blanks with the pattern on the reverse! LOL!

To make today's card, I started with a Whisper White card base, followed by a layer of Basic Black and a top layer of Whisper White.

I adhered the top two layers together using Tombow.The pink and black strips are from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) and were leftovers from the Thank You Card Wallet that I featured on Wednesday. This idea is another great way of using up scraps! I cut a piece of the gold and white design from the same Pop of Pink Specialty DSP and adhered it above the strips. 

I cut a strip of Melon Mambo Cardstock to put across the centre join and then, on the top of this, I adhered two thin strips of the same gold and white DSP. I took some Thick Baker's Twine in Melon Mambo and adhered it with Tombow to the back of the Melon Mambo strip.

Using Dimensionals I adhered this across the centre join which then allowed me to tie a bow at the front, almost in the centre!! The Baker's Twine sits very comfortably in the gap between the two narrow strips of the gold and white DSP. I adhered the bow in place with a tiny dot of Tombow.

Using Basic Black Archival Ink, I stamped the image of Bella and the bone from the Bella & Friends Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White.

Using my Blender Pen I painted the bone in Sahara Sand, the body in Smokey Slate and the collar and heart in Melon Mambo. I also "grounded" Bella with some Smokey Slate around her feet.

Using the Layering Ovals Framelits die, I used a straight cut die for Bella and a scalloped die for the Basic Black layer for Bella.  I adhered the two together with Tombow and then onto the card front with Dimensionals.

The sentiment is from the Build a Birthday Stamp Set. I stamped it using Melon Mamba Ink onto a strip of Whisper White and layered it onto a piece of Melon Mambo. I adhered it to the card front using Dimensionals.

The final touch was to add a Rhinestone to Bella's collar - I was hoping the Rhinestones would be small enough to give her a studded collar but they're just a bit too big! I also added three Rhinestones to the top left and bottom right hand side of the top section , and three on the sentiment!

I'm happy with my card but I still need to do one with the strips and Whisper White gaps which was my original plan! Hey ho, another day!

Until tomorrow, happy crafting.


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