I had an idea for a shaker card, and then as I was doing it realised it combined two lessons into one. Though I did not use alphabet dies.
I had to die cut the shaker bits as I do not have any here atm. Enter some itty bitty dies I have had in my stash for a while and viola a Shaker Card
Ingredients: Sizzix Alterations Skull Blueprint, Archival Jet Black Ink, Lifestyle Crafts Plastic Sheet, Memory Box Dies in ‘Mini Clouds’ and ‘Grim Cauldron’, CC Designs Die ‘Mini Bats’ Paper Accents Pearlised Paper in Baroque(Mostly leftover bits from my card the other day)
This card has had many hours work put into it. It started as a seed of an idea and whilst it did not turn out perfectly how I had hoped I think it turned out pretty well for something I had never done before.
Ingredients: Dylusions Ink sprays (I love watercolouring with these), Ranger Water Colour Paper, DCWV Neutrals white core Cardstock, Cottage Cuts Die ‘Heart Fence’, Distress Inks, Ink Blending Tool, Lifestyle Crafts Alphabet die set, Little B White Chipboard, Sakura ‘Glaze’ and ‘Clear Stardust’ Pens, Versamark Sepia Ink Cube, Momento Tuxedo Black ink, Gelatos, Crafty Secrets ‘Little Dancer’ Stamp set
Have to say I started with a completely diff idea for this card and then flipping through my dies I found the graveyard boarder die and remembered I had the witches die and the idea was born. I am sharing both versions of the Card the blinged up starry sky version and the plain not sure which I like better tbh.
I would change a couple of things like adding the witches into the technique. But as always live and learn
Ingredients: Lifestyle Crafts Dies ‘Graveyard Boarder’ & ‘Witches’, Liquitex Iridescent Medium (I love this to add a pearl type shimmer to things as I had no white pearlised paper this worked well to make the moon blend into everything else), Paper Accents Pearlised Paper in ‘Baroque’ and ‘Gems’, Thermoweb Foam Squares.
And 2mm Nail Art Rhinestones (well worth looking for on ebay I scored 20k for $4 which is a total bargain you can get bigger sizes I like the 2mm for doing hand blinged flourishes and what not. Totally a bargain crafter’s dream)
Soo this did not quite turn out the way I had envisioned, I think it was my mistake to stamp the image in desert sand and then try to colour her. However whilst not completely happy with it, I don’t hate it. The original stenciling has been lost somewhat due to the use of Iridescent Medium to give the ‘curtains’ their shimmer.
Ingredients: Lifestyle Crafts Plastic Sheets, and Scalloped Circle Nesting Dies, Prima Brick Stamp, Liquitex Iridescent Medium, Marriane Design Collectables ‘Banner Words’, Chameleon Colour Tones, Fude Ball Pen in Black, Gelatos, Unkown Stamp, Thermoweb Foam Squares
Soo I am falling a bit behind, however today was one of those hours and hours sorting and putting away craft supplies kind of days (Thank Goodness for the Game of Thrones Season 3 Marathon). Though I did Manage to do this Day 3 Card
Ingredients: Sizzix Triplets Balloon Die(Heart), Memory Box die Sideshow Tickets, Big Shot, Memory Box Modern Cloud Cover Stencil (I need to practice the layering clouds thing most of mine seem to have got a bit lost), Ink Blending Tool, Distress Water Colour paper, Hero Arts Stamp Set ‘Happy Day Animals’, Archival Ink in Jet Black, Doodlebug Twine in Cupcake, and Nail Art Nail heads (I think they are called).
I was not sure about this technique at first it felt a little fussy to me but honestly I really love how this card turned out. I did end up with lots of extra bits as my heart balloons were a little big, I probably should have used a bigger card so they looked smaller but I do love the set they are from.
Ingredients: Distress Inks, Paper Accents Alcohol Ink Cardstock, Blending Tool, Sizzix Triplets Dies ‘Balloons’, Little B Dies ‘Handwritten’, Little B extra thick Chipboard Black.
I will def be using this technique again though I did tweak it so I wasted Less cardstock (it is the budget crafter in me I like to make the most of what I have)
Ingredients: Chameleon Colour Tones Markers (I am still getting used to using these). Little Darlings Stamps in ‘Born to shop’ and ‘Girls Rock Sentiments’
Archival Jet Black ink, White American Crafts Cardstock, Score Board, and a Bone Folder