Friday, October 7, 2016
Wild Card - Day 1
I've been taking Online Card Classes' newest class, "Wild Card," this week. The focus of the class is on shaped & interactive cards. Debby Hughes had a lesson on Day 1 on making shaped cards. My card was inspired by hers.
I used the largest of DoCrafts' Xcut "Butterflies 1" dies to cut a piece of 140 lb. watercolor paper. I inked it with Distress inks in Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon, & Candied Apple, and spritzed it with my homemade Perfect Pearls + water mist. When that had dried, I spritzed it lightly with my Distress Sprayer, to get larger water drops on it. I let that sit for several seconds, then blotted up the water, which bleached the color underneath.
For my greeting, I used Hero Arts' "Acts of Kindness" stamp set. I stamped one of the greetings on a vellum strip in Versamark ink, and heat embossed it with Recollections Gold Detail embossing powder. I also used a heart from the stamp set for the butterfly's body. I stamped it in Versafine Onyx Black ink, so I could more easily keep track of where I had stamped, and heat embossed it with Stampendous Marcasite embossing powder. (This is a black embossing powder that has sparkles in it. It's hard to get the glitter to show up in the photo!) When that had cooled, I adhered my vellum on top, and trimmed the ends of the strip to follow the outline of the butterfly.
I finished my card by creating a card base from white cardstock, and adhering my card front to that. I really like how this mini card came out! I will send it to Darlene at Live Love Cards, to send a note of encouragement to a Meals on Wheels recipient.
I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp's Work It Wednesday: Use Red, Orange, Yellow, and/or Brown
Pile It On Challenge #118: Sparkle
Die Cut Divas: Time to Emboss
Incy Wincy Designs: All that Glitters