Hope you like our new topic
expect many of you are beached!
If you are on holiday - have a
great time, don't get sunburn
and come home safe
We have Louise Thomson here
today to start us off with a
delightful greeting card:
"You'll have to forgive me as I got all the
shiny things out for this card and totally
forgot to keep taking photos as I went
Always have been easily distracted!
I started with a few distress oxides in
shades of blue and green, smooshed onto
my craft mat and spritzed with water.
I repeated a few times to get the desired effect
and made a tag while I was at it too...
(waste not want not and all that!)
I placed the kaisercraft stencil over the
blue and used a damp cloth through the stencil
to remove some of the ink.
Then I replaced the stencil and added grunge
paste through it to create streams of bubbles.
I also stamped some 'seaweed' in peeled
paint distress oxide. (Technically the stamp is from
Card-io's backyard blooms set, but I was using
At the bottom of the card I added texture
sand paste in quite a rough formation,
then coated it in some yummy glitter and beads.
From this point onwards I basically went nuts
adding every shiny thing I could find
(which was quite a lot!)
Included here are metallic gel pens,
stickles glitter, liquid pearls, wink of stella,
glossy accents, and alchemy wax.
I also stamped parts of blue ferns' seaside
stamp around the edges to add a border.
Next I cut some sea themed shapes using
an impression obsession die set.
Ever since I saw Helen Chilton use enamel
accents on die cuts I've been wanting to try it
- now seemed like the perfect opportunity.
I used the enamel accents on some,
and liquid pearls on others.
Time to add some text using some
'ink-smooshed' card strips and a fine liner
before mounting inside a card base.
(I used a square die to cut the aperture
from an ordinary blank card)
And that was it!
Such a lot of fun to make, I hope it inspires
you to get messy in the craft room 😃"
A lovely card Louise - thank you
You did seem to be having a
lot of fun making this - I love
Amazing what you can do with
a die cut and some Enamel Accents
Nothing like making your own