Happy April! We have another Lawnscaping Challenge for you! The theme is Dimension!
Last weekend was the March Loft Art Retreat and I hang a bunch of my handmade cards throughout the loft for decoration and to inspire 🙂 One card got a lot of attention. I created this card for one of my first Simon Says Wednesday Challenge as part of the design team. I had fun explaining the steps this weekend but I thought it would be fun to share it here as well!
I haven’t had a chance to play with the new Lawn Fawn Happy Birthday Border Die. I just love the cursive font and how dainty and loopy it is!
I really wanted the die to steal the show- and I am so pleased with how this card came out!
Now let me share with you how I created it!
Step 1: I splattered some Distress Ink on a sheet of Distress Watercolor Cardstock. I used Distress Stains, but you can use the ink pads as well. Either way you want to have a pool of color on your craft sheet, add some water to make it really wet and runny. Then pick up the color with a paint brush and tap the brush over the cardstock letting the drops go wherever they go 😉
Heat with a heat tool till the ink splatters are dry. Then using painters tape tape the cardstock down on your craft sheet, and tape the stencil over the cardstock. I used the Winnie & Walter Big Bang Circle Creative Screenings Stencil
Then using a palette knife I spread on some Ranger Texture Paste in Transparent Gloss. This is a new paste to me- I have only used the regular texture paste before but I figured it would work well for this technique.
Peeling the stencil off, you want to be sure to clean it right away.
Then I sprinkled ultrafine crystal glitter all over the paste areas on the cardstock. I set this aside to dry. Then I got out my mini distress inks in Wild Honey, Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feather. I started blending the colors on a strip of Distress Watercolor Cardstock with the mini ink blending tool. Starting in the center with Wild Honey then doing the edges in both Picked Raspberry and Peacock Feathers. Let the colors blend as they will create beautiful colors as a combination of the 2.
You can see above how you get a beautiful orange and green from the blended areas. I then used this strip to diecut the Happy Birthday Border Die.
I mounted the background on a black note card that I cut from Ranger Black Cardstock. I cut a strip of black and glossy accented that to the front of the card. I figured this was the best adhesive because of the glitter and texture paste. I then used a bit of Kokyuo Dot Adhesive on the back of the Happy Birthday Border Die. Did you see that Simon Says Stamp is stocking this tape runner again? It is my favorite!!
I then finished off the card by adding a sprinkle of Hero Arts Mixed Accents. These are my favorite gems and pearls because you get a great variety of sizes, kinds and colors in one package!
Ellen Hutson will be sponsoring this Lawnscaping Challenge. Everyone who participates in the Lawnscaping Challenge, and follows the rules has a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to the store! Can’t wait to see your creations!!