I loved doing my own Acetate background especially as it gave me a chance to play with A very Deco Looking Buzz and Bloom Stamp Set I have. Love the torn washi tape boarder, I have used it in the past and it gives a kind of funky distressed look with so very little work (has the added benefit of making your washi tape go further as well)
Recently I participated in Two swaps (though was lucky enough to get the same partner for both which was a great blessing to my budget),
The theme for both was Shabby Chic, one was a card box filled with 5 cards in set themes. The other was a box swap (I tried everywhere to find a box the right size but just could not find one so I added in another small box and a small tag album to make up for the size as well as a few extra goodies for my swap partner)
So now that they have arrived I can share the pics with you all.
Here is the card box and cards:
and here is the two boxes and matching mini Tag Album
I of course had to gold leaf a little, and one of the cards is also on Jellybean Scrappers for a monthly Inspiration Challenge.
I have been sharing some of my older work on here the last few days because some of it I am really pleased with. The older the work the less stash I had to create it with. Even now yes my stash has grown considerably but it is by no means huge. Sometimes I think it is better that way as I am often forced to come up with creative ways to do something I want to do but with different products. Other times it can be frustrating to not be able to get something to turn out the way you wanted. The best thing I have discovered about it though is that it helps me think outside the box.
Today I want to share some cards that have been created over the last few years.
The first are cupcake cards I made using “Impasto” as icing. What I love about Impasto is that you can add acrylic paint to it and it will always keep the colour of the paint you have added. The cupcakes were done by creating circles and cutting them in half with a wavy type line to replicate Icing drip. You then use a palette knife to spread the impasto over the semi circle and while it is still wet sprinkle over your mircobeads or glitter so it looks like you have sprinkles, then it is just cut out a rhombus shape out of corrugated card. Stick the cupcake wrapper down first then stick your iced cupcake top over it leaving some showing. Pretty simple and very effective, Buttons or rhinestones make a great ‘cherry’ on top.
The next card is an explosion box I made for a friends wedding. There was a space for two envelopes one with money and one with a note of congratulations.
and the inside looked like this
The next cards I am so happy with how they turned out they use Fabric on them and It was a first for me at the time.
Two different Christmas Cards. The Lace tree won a challenge on a forum that is no longer around.
and that is all for this glimpse into the Heavenly Imaginings Vault.