Card making process

Cards

This card took me more than a week to finish. It is also only my third attempt, I think, of creating a mixed media card. The reasons it has taken so long are:

1-I had no idea what I wanted to do with it.                                                                                          2-I had no time to think about what I wanted to do!

Making a card doesn’t come easy to me; as in, I sit down to craft and “bang” an idea comes straight into my head and I know exactly what I want to do. It is a long process that normally involves visiting many blogs to get inspiration from some really creative artists out there, or from the challenges. (Funny how I never think about opening my Pinterest page to look at all the fabulous pins I’ve pinned to give me inspiration…) Or it could be from colours I see in a shop or paintings on the wall. Unfortunately all I see at the moment are German verbs in a drab classroom and my head is filled with accusative or nominative cases…

But this Sunday I decided I was going to dedicate my whole Sunday to making cards AND finish this card I started 10 days ago!

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 I started out by sponging in the leaves from Stamplorations stencil with Stampin Up inks. I then went over it with yellow SU ink to finsh the background. I cut the panel with a die from Spellbinders radient rectangles collection and adhered it on the shiny bordeaux card. I stamped the sentiment from Technique Junkies on vellum and heat embossed with WoW gold embossing powder before cutting it with a stitched die from MFT Blueprint no 20. To make the words stand out more. I coloured the background with my Zig brushes.

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The flower was cut using a Spellbinders flower die, from acrylic skins I had created using this method. I added a ribbon…because I had it on the table and my card was finally finished! This card is not my usual style but I do love the text.

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I entered this card in the following challenges:

Simon Says Wednesday – Halloween inspiration board. I chose to go with the autumn colours
Uniko challenge – Autumn
Happy Little Stampers Mixed media– Nature
Stamping Sensation – Autumn

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