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Wednesday, 10 May 2017

SUMMER

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Two days of sunshine here and it inspired me to use a new stamp by Clarity as well a few Pixie Powders to add the lovely burst of colour.  It is such a shame that the mica, in the Pixie Powders, don't show very well when photographed!
I am really enjoying using 5"x7" cards of late, as opposed to, for example, an 8" square and an A5!
This card is a white 5"x7" base. 
  • I used water colour card and sprayed water to one small area then sprinkled Peacock Green PP to it, I dabbed the excess with a paper towel and dried that area with my heat tool
  • I did the same with the other two Pixie Powders and that gave me my burst of colour
  • The word Summer was stamped in black
  • I used a corner punch to all four sides then, with a grey Spectrum noir pen, coloured the edges
  •  Next, using foundation card, I created layers of custard, pink and green to tie in with the pixie colours and adhered this, to the base card, at a jaunty angle
  • I did the same with the water colour card, as shown above
  • Using the camellia open and closed petals die set I cut and embossed several flowers from the custard and white card.  These were then shaped and glued together before adding them to the card
  • I already had a spray of leaves cut and embossed, an extra bonus was that I had previously glittered them LOL, I snipped off individual parts and attached them around the flowers
  • To complete I added 2 butterflies, already cut and embossed from a previous card project and added pearls to the spines of each butterfly then, to complete, added flat back pearls in two lots of threes
HELPFUL TIP ~ when you are cutting and embossing elements for a card and have left over card, instead of putting it away for 'another time' I encourage you to make flowers, butterflies, tags, or whatever, depending on the products you have of course.  You can then 'store' these in individual containers and name them with whatever it is you have made.  This will save you a lot of time when making future cards

INGREDIENTS:
  • Water colour card ~ Crafter's Companion
  • Spectrum noir 1G9 pen
  • Foundation card ~ Creative Expressions
  • Pixie Powders, Candy Pink/Peacock Green/Sun Yellow ~ Creative Expressions
  • Camellia open and closed petals die set by Sue Wilson ~ Creative Expressions
  • Flat back pearls ~ Creative Expressions
  • Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear PVA Glue ~ Creative Expressions
  • 'Summer' stamp ~ Clarity Stamps
  • Corner punch ~ Woodware
  • Butterflies ~ my stash


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June x

1 comment:

  1. I think this is a lovely Summery card and I think it could be copied quite easily or adapted I should say. Yet again another lovely creation xxx

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