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I have created a piece of home decor using some of my favourite products.
Let me walk you through the process for creating this project.
Working on a gesso coated canvas board I used a brayer to apply a layer of blue Aztec paint.
I then add gold Aztec paint also using the brayer. I dry this with my heat gun and then add some Prussian Blue brusho to some gel texture medium and apply it with a palette knife to the canvas. I heat this with my heat gun and allow some areas to bubble, I then scrape this with a clean palette knife to distress the area.
Next I add detail to the border of my canvas by stippling some gold Aztec metallic paint through the random lace stencil from Stencil Girl.
To add the text I mixed black Brusho with some of the gel texture medium and applied it with a palette knife through the Lets go "1" stencil. This is a fabulous stencil that allows you to build your own verses and sentiments.
The finished piece has turned out beautifully. I am so happy with it and can't wait to hang it in my home.
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My first card uses the cute kittens, they are so adorable. I coloured them with alcohol pens and added them to a card using some of my other Tattered Lace dies.
This card uses both the Summer harvest oval and the cute kittens. I made a simple easel card and added the oval using foam pads. The oval has a few extra embellishment dies with it which I used to add dimension to areas and make the stopper for the easel.
I snipped into the cute kittens so that there were just 2 of them in the oval.
This is an 8x8 card which I've added the oval to and used a sentiment from my stash. I chose lemon and white for the card to keep a clean and simple look.
I love the gold and white look of this card. I teamed gold mirror card with gold glittered vellum. It's so luxurious and perfect for a special anniversary.
I used the floral strip that come in the oval set to create a border on a card. This is a very simple card but shows how you can use the additional dies.
Silver mirror card team with a white card blank and mini black gems create an elegant.
I wanted to show how the kittens could be used in a playful way by snipping into them. I made a fun shaped card and added the kittens to look like they have been climbing and playing. The flowers are cut from Fleurs flower forming dies.
These are just 2 of the sets in the launch, there are many more available, tune into the show for more samples, inspiration and demonstrations from Nancy Watt.
Hey there crafty friends, how are you all? I hope you are well.
Sorry I've not posted for a while, I've been on a little family holiday and it's left me feeling all warm and happy so I decided to use some of my new stash to make some tropical themed cards.
All 5 of the cards below were made using Altenew products which I will link below the pictures for you.
My first card combines lush green foliage with striking gold accents. I used gold mirror card to die cut my sentiment and complimented it by adding two lines of gold foil which I adhered using red super strong tape.
Now I was getting a little bit excited at having new inks in my collection and had seen a card on Pinterest with pink foliage and gold embossing and wanted to do my take on it. I cut the sentiment from gold mirror card and heat embossed the gold leaf outlines before stamping the pink leaves.
It's important to heat emboss first as the embossing powder sticks to the coloured ink even though it is a water based ink that dries quickly....believe me I've tried and made that mistake.
I stamped out the Parrot image using Memento ink as I wanted to use Alcohol markers to colour it. I fussy cut the image as there isn't a die for it yet. I used the green fields inks to stamp my leaves and the black from the set to add the sentiment. I placed the Parrot on to some foam pads for added dimension.
Next it was time to try out the Totally tropical flowers, they are so pretty and easy to align the layers, they also work perfectly with the leaves from the Parrot Paradise set. I added my stamped panel onto a black card blank leaving a slight black edge to the left and right.
I am so happy with these cards and totally head over heels in love with these new stamps. I have wanted to add some tropical stamps to y stash for a long time and am so glad that I waited until Altenew released them, I'm even happier that they were deigned by my Craft idol Lydia Evans, her stamping style is what reignited my love of stamping and started me on my CAS card journey, Thank you Lydia x
This card was all my daughters idea, the pale teal and white work so well together with the 2017-bow-dies as the main focus. I'm sure that she has more creative talent than me.
I used 4 of the Paisley-corner die cuts to frame a sentiment, I opted for white, pink and a touch of silver. It's a really pretty card perfect for a weeding.
I always try to make something different with the dies I'm sent and decided to use the With-love-adornment to create a floral arrangement, I cut 6 of them and placed them behind a circle and then added an MDF sentiment on top.
This is a simple card that allows the With-love-adornment to shine in all it's glory, I stuck to a simple pinky peach tone for the flowers and background.
The blossoming-branch was coloured in a pale blue and mounted onto a die cut plaque, I also coloured torn strips of paper to match and placed them under the plaque.
This is a fun card and very modern and clean. I used the Enchanted-butterfly to cut 3 butterflies from coloured card, I also used the die to cut 3 apertures from a panel of white card and then place the coloured butterflies in the void using foam pads.
As you can see I made lots of card with the dies I was given, they are just so versatile and a must for any crafter.