thanks for the positive feedback I received for yesterday's blog called
First Product Review.
I'll certainly be more than happy to do a review again if I find another product that can be re-purposed in favour of
yesterday's card, I used part of the eclipse technique even though my
card isn't an eclipse card; that is, I layered the CELEBRATE and the YOU
started my card with a base of Whisper White Cardstock (CS), then a
layer of Soft Sky CS, and a top layer of Whisper White CS.
After I'd adhered the
top two layers together, I remembered I wanted to dry emboss the top
As an alternative, I created my own background by using the little stamp of a cluster of
seven dots, from the Birthday Blooms Stamp Set, and stamped randomly
using Soft Sky Ink stamped off once.
found five images of the small flowers from this stamp
set that had already been painted, and fussy cut - they were left-over from a previous project!
I chose three of them
to be used on the front of my card, and used my bone-folder to give a
little bit of a curl to the petals.
I adhered them with two Mini
Dimensionals to a Whisper White CS square I'd die cut using a square
Stitched Shape Framelits Die.
Next I adhered each of these squares onto a
Soft Sky CS scalloped square which I'd die cut using the Layering
Squares Framelits dies.
Then I adhered the squares in a diagonal line
from the top right hand side down to the bottom left hand corner.
added some Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes to the flowers to look like
sorted out some scraps of Soft Sky CS from the folder, and die cut six
CELEBRATE words and six YOU words.
Using the Fine-tip Glue Pen I adhered
all the layers together, and discovered it would have been better to
work from the bottom upwards with the words the right round.
I did it
with the back of the words facing me, and it's resulted in the layers
being slightly off as I made my way to the top.
It's not terribly
obvious, but I'd be more careful next time!
I covered the top of each word using the Fine-Tip Glue Pen again,
and sprinkled a very generous amount of the Dazzling Diammonds Stampin'
Glitter all over the words.
I left it to dry for about twenty minutes while I was doing
over things, and then shook of the excess Dazzling Diamonds.
somewhat surprised at how wet the glue still was, and put it to one side
- it took a couple of hours to be really dry.
Next I adhered a layer of
Soft Sky CS and Whisper White CS inside the card, and adhered a single
strip of Soft Sky CS punched with the Decorated Ribbon Punch.
the last two fussy cut flowers at the end on the right hand side.
At the weekend I was getting my cards bagged up ready to be sold, and was amozed at homw many Soft Sky, Pool Party and various pink cards I've made.
It's obvious which ate my faourite colours, but I really must vary it a bit more!
I hope you've enjoyed today's blog! Until tomorrow, happy crafting.