Wow Thursday already , gosh where does the weeks go.hmmm.
Hope you all enjoyed yesterdays post and I inspired you a little to create your own backgrounds with whatever media you like or have in your crafty stashes.
Today is Creative Expressions day and I am again using the new frame stamps recently launched with sentiments in the centre, Of course you don't have to use them like that you can cut out the centre an d use the words on absolutely anything but I do like to use as it to start then build up to new ways to look at things.
So without further ado here is today's card in crisp colours and with a lovely amount of polished silk glitter thrown in too.
The centre is already like this in the stamp but I stamped it twice so I could take the centre out and mat it onto black card then raise on 3mm foam tape to have it quite high on the project.
It is quite hard to see the image here so here it is a little better represented.
Cascading hearts A4 embossing folder.
I set this bow aside to dry and cut out a couple of sues Faux quilled leave die cuts which I inked lightly with Festive Berries embossing ink and added a little Cosmic Shimmer glue in places flatly then dipped it into Sahara gold glitter , Not to entirely cover the leaves, Just to shine in places and I really liked that distressed look on such a clean card.
So I took the final mat in white card and ran a length of double sided tape 12mm all around the edge in one layer, once I removed the backing I took a pile of the Fire red glitter and burnished it into the tape all around the card , tapping the excess back int the pot I mounted this piece again onto a black mat. Every piece except the last black mat I added 3mm foam too and layered it neatly into its shape.
At this stage all I had to do was add the leaves to the left of the card and I took my time cutting them down and adding them in the shape I wanted then I added my bow and arranged (dressed it with glue dots into place) , I decided not to add flat back pearls or charms to this one as I think the cards I find harder work then mixed media, male , shabby chiq and vintage or any of the distressed cards which I love are definitely clean and simple so Here was my version of slightly clean and simple my friends.
I have a small announcement to say after this years battles with operations and my mothers illness etc Craftwork cards whom I have designed for for a long while now have decided to have a reshuffle on the team so I will be stepping down as I really didn't have a lot of time to concentrate on short notice work. I would like to thank Sue and Andrew the owners and Julie hickey who runs it along with Emma Williams the DT leader for all the great times and wonderful collections I was part of and all the advice etc. I wish them good luck for the future and thank them from the bottom of my heart.
I hope you all like this one I know that red, black and white are all very popular colour choices among my lovelies and I had to throw the gold glitter in the mix didn't I just to be a little different.
Have a great Thursday