Well, I am so excited to have been invited to become a Design Team Member for Crafty Cardmakers!! Thank you for all the lovely comments that were left on my blog. I was rather gobsmacked to be chosen to say the least - but really pleased too. I hope that my style of projects and techniques will be varied enough to bring you a little inspiration. Congratulations to all the other new team members!!
So here it is!! The Challenge is "Anything Goes!", and I decided that I would see what I had lying around in the vastness that is my crafty stash, to see what would inspire me!!
What I came up with was a black and white patterned base card from an old deckle edge card and insert pack, and the wooden shoe and hearts embellishments. The shoe is mounted on white card, cut with a Spellbinders beaded oval die, and lightly embossed with That Special Touch Dotty Mask. I cut the tag from the same white card and inked it up with Milled Lavender and Black Soot Distress Inks, before embossing with the same mask, and spraying with Iridescent Spray and Sparkle.The matching insert paper was cut using a Spellbinders rectangle die, with a scalloped rectangle cut from the white.
I then decided to have a play with something else I found whilst rummaging - Cosmic Shimmer Mica Powders. To begin with, I squished an clear embossing ink pad all over a piece of white card, then dusted Violet Frost all over it. Not content with that, I spied a spray bottle of Pearlescent lurking in the box so intended to delicately spritz it over the top. Well, that was never going to happen as the bottle was totally clogged from being abandoned for so long!! So, I reached for the pipettes that were lying in the same box, and settled for a more splogged effect, blotted with kitchen towel. I then cut the card to the size I wanted, and edged it with more Black Soot, then embossed with That Special Touch Swirl Mask. This was mounted onto white card to make it pop a little more.
Having punched a hole in the tag, and attached an eyelet, I finished it off with lilac satin ribbon from my stash. The tag was raised off the card with foam tape to add more dimension.
I am really looking forward to seeing what you all come up with - so go on - have a rummage and see what you can find.
Make sure to pop over to the the Crafty Cardmakers Blog to see what the other DT Members have created.
See you soon.
See you soon.