Friday, 28 July 2017

Oh So Eclectic meets Happy Birthday Gorgeous!

My current two favourite bundles have combined beautifully on these cards.  I saw the idea for this whilst I was browsing - there I go again, whiling away precious minutes when I could have actually been crafting! Anyway, the idea I saw by another demonstrator, Jackie Bultje was just great.  Jackie used one of the die cut sheets in the Soft Sayings card as a stencil thereby extending the number of cards that could be made with the kit.

The die cut sheet in the Soft Sayings kit looks exactly the same as the geometric die in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.  So, I took my die and some of our window sheet and made my own stencil.  I applied ink through the stencil to Whisper White cardstock using the sponge brayers.  I found that I got the best results by gently rolling the sponge on to the ink pad and the gently rolling it across the card.  To start with the colour looks patchy and a bit pitted like orange peel, but with each roll of the brayer the layers were built up and gradually little by little the colour becomes more solid and even.

The happy birthday comes from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous set - I stamped the words first and then stamped the surround, which is a little counter intuative.  Naturally, without thinking about it I would want to stamp the box and then the words, but I honestly found I got better results when I did things in a topsy turvy way!  The Classic Label punch makes it a breeze to have a neat and tidy greeting.

The only thing left to do is to add your choice of bling.  I tried sequins (fiddly, but slightly more rustic), basic rhinestones and metallic enamel shapes (my favourite!).
Thank you for visiting today.  Happy crafting,

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  1. Lovely simple classy card Karen. I love all your ideas.

    1. Ooh thank you for your kind comment. I am so pleased you are enjoying the cards.