I live in sunny Queensland, Australia with my husband and daughter.
Since I was a child, I have always loved to create and have enjoyed all kinds of crafts, sewing and painting. China painting helped develop my understanding of colour and design.
Over the last few years card making has taken up a major part of my crafting time as I love to play with new techniques and mediums.
Since beginning my blog, entering various challenges has encouraged me to grow my skills and creativity.
Their exciting new challenge is “Ombre”! Such fun!!
I had lots of thoughts about how to work with ombre as there are so many choices available.
Finally, I decided on
On a sheet of card I made an ombre wash using Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powder in Lava red as it gives such a wonderful shimmer and shine to the card.
I then cut a MFT – Rectangle Peek-a-Boo window.
On a scrap of card I stamped the images from MFT – Beary Special Birthday set, and watercoloured using the Pixie powder and some Tombows, before fussy cutting them out. This is a very old set from MFT but one of my favourites. (Who doesn’t see a cute teddy in a box as the perfect gift under the tree!!)
A piece of vellum was placed behind the window before adding the cute little bear.
The sentiment is gold heat embossed SSS – Merry Christmas die.
I started playing with PB – Trailing slapstick stamp. After stamping with various shades of orange, I heat embossed the image in clear and then watercoloured using the same colours in an ombre effect for the background. I was just playing so wasn’t sure it would look any good. In the end, I was happy with the look and decided to use in for today’s card!
I used Distress inks to watercolour PB Christmas Wishes girl, before fussy cutting. I thought she was perfect to be looking up at the Autumn leaves. Always good to find another use for a Christmas stamp!
Both were then added to a kraft card front.
The sentiment is from PB – Special Thoughts stamp set.
Please head over to our blog to check out the wonderfully inspirational work by the rest of the Design Team! I hope you will find the time to join our challenge this month.
I look forward to seeing what you create! Good luck!
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I had lots of fun creating this sweet Slider card. It uses some of my favourite techniques – watercolouring, die cutting and shaker elements!
After cutting the MFT – Slider Surprise die, I lightly watercoloured the centre slide up panel. When dry it was stencilled using MFT – Stars stencil in clear embossing paste sprinkled with fine Diamond glitter.
The MFT – Sweet Surprise stamp was stamped, Distress watercoloured and fussy cut. I added some Wink of Stella, Glossy Accents and Gelly Roll pen to added shine and detail. The sentiment from the same set was white heat embossed on black card. The bottom section was then added to the front slider panel, so it stands up when the slider is pulled up.
I cut another backing panel and ink blended it before stamping a sentiment from MFT – Count the Stars. It was then added to the card front.
Raised tape was added around the edge of panel to form a border for the shaker elements.
Glitter and sparkles were added to the centre, before a piece of clear acetate was added across the top to seal in the contents.
The top panels were then added on top.
Great to see the slider finally pull up to reveal the fun shaker elements and sentitment.
Finally the black strip sentiment was added.
A fun card for a special girl.
Time to head over to our blog to check out the great work by the rest of the Design Team!
I look forward to seeing what you create this month!
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