Friday, August 27, 2021

Online Card Classes -- Crushing on Cardstock Day 4

I'm so happy that I squeezed in a little craft time, after signing up for the latest
Online Card Class--Crushing on Cardstock. Their classes are "go at your own pace"
but after seeing Jennifer McGuire share a technique, I had to give it a go.

 Check out the texture inside the die cut circle. Reminds me of mulberry paper.
I can't give out details but if you've been crafting for a while, you might be able
to figure out how the technique was done.

After assembling the panel, I added a Berry Branch from The Stamp Market
and finished off with the Altenew sentiment. I thought about adding sequins or
enamel dots, but didn't want to detract from the texture.

And I can finally display the participant badge!

I'm hoping to work on more projects from this class. I love that it was short n' sweet
and that I managed to join in at least one day. Thanks, Jennifer and Kristina, for a
fun class. Looking forward to the next one!


Friday, August 20, 2021

Leaf Fragments

When Tim Holtz shared his latest release, full of Halloween goodness, I grabbed the
 Leaf Fragments Dies as quickly as I could. I'm a sucker for leaves and the leaf fragments 
are such an original design--Tim said they were his favorite!--I just had to have them.

The leaves were die cut from watercolor paper and ink distressed with inks from Concord 
& 9th and The Stamp Market. I chose three leaves and spattered them with gold
 Kuretake watercolors.

To go with the tattered look on the leaves, I tore the edges of an embossed panel and 
adheredit to a white card base and spattered more gold ink over it. I adhered the leaves, 
then added the gold embossed sentiment.

These days, my crafting time has been drastically cut but I know I'll be making more
cards with these fun dies. Thanks so much for stopping by!