I’m popping in quickly with a late entry into a new-to-me challenge – the Male Craft Room challenge.
The theme of the challenge was paper piecing – something I haven’t done in YEARS! So when I saw it this evening, I ran into my craft room and got to work!
To begin with, I lightly blended some distress ink onto the base of my card to ‘ground’ the image. The large stamp is actually from a Christmas set by Krumspring Stamps and I used some of My Mind’s Eye paper mountain for the paper piecing.
To finish off the card, I added a sentiment from a My Sentiments Exactly set.
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So what do you do when you create a blended background that you can’t bear to cut up?
Me? I make a BIG card with it! This card is 20cms x 20cms. But how could I cover up/cut up this:
When I saw this week’s Less is More challenge (take flight), I decided to use my fabulous Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous flying witch stamp. I know I wanted to create a night sky/moon background but hadn’t attempted one before. Then, as luck would have it, the talented Vicky Papaioannou did a You Tube video using distress oxide inks to create the very background I wanted yesterday! Perfect timing! Thanks Vicky!
Anyway, I LOVED creating this background. You will see more of them in future, I think!
I made a very large frame for the panel and luckily I have a couple of base cards that were just a tiny bit smaller! Finally I added a sentiment from Krumspring stamps.
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For today’s card, I used Krumspring’s ‘Shine bright like a Diamond’ set. I really like that phrase and was planning to use it, until I saw another sentiment on the set: ‘Diamonds are created under pressure’. Isn’t that wonderful to use on an encouragement card?
As the font is pretty small, I added a section of the larger phrase to create my sentiment strip.
I stamped the diamonds onto some holographic cardstock. I LOVE how they change colour in the differing light – just like real gems!
Anyway, I’m entering this card in the current Casology challenge – ‘diamond’.
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The current AAA Cards challenge is embossing – could be dry embossing, heat embossing or both! I chose to do both!
I covered a Cuttlebug embossing folder with ink to create the embossed white star background which I then cut using a start Lawn Fawn die. I then covered the stars with some Nuvo Aqua Glimmer Gloss for a bit of shimmer.
I added a sentiment from Krumspring stamps which I had heat embossed using sliver embossing powder.
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