(This is my second post of the day...If you are looking for my Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Post, please scroll down)
Good morning all you Crafty Secrets lovers out there. It is September 1st. and time once again for a new Linky Party over at the Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Blog!
I have been asked to be a guest designer for this challenge and I'm so very excited to be playing with these very talented ladies of the Crafty Secrets Design Team! The theme the design team is following is Fall/Halloween but you can create anything using Crafty Secrets products to enter the challenge.
I had so much fun making this card and I want to share a little bit about the process with you.
When I make flowers I start with stamping the petals and cutting them out. Sometimes I use white card stock and color it with ink, but here I used the orange card stock because I wanted to match the orange in the image. I dampen the backside of the petals with a tiny bit of water and then take a burnishing tool and burnish the card stock. This helps to break down the fibers of the card stock and enables you to shape the petals the way you like. I then turned the petals over and pinched the edges to form a peak and set them aside to dry. Once dry, the petals are sort of hard and the shape is set. I then added the black stamen and the pretty Gala Glitz for the centers.
Next I took plain white seam binding (I buy it by the roll and always have plenty of white and off white on hand) and Ranger Distress Inks and colored the seam binding to match the flowers. I used Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door. I started by putting some of the ink on my craft mat and spritzing it with water then I wet my seam binding and then dabbed it into the color. The spiced Marmalade was sort of blah so I then put down some Barn Door and ran my seam binding through that and it brightened the color considerably. Don't be afraid to play with your supplies...just jump right in and begin! When I was happy with the color I scrunched the seam binding into a tight ball and laid it aside to dry...it makes it all wrinkly and that makes me happy.
My card is 5 1/2" X 5 1/2" and has a black card base. I used a piece of digital paper to add some interest to the base card and then started adding the elements. I used images from Crafty Secrets (CS12-05 Halloween Creative Scraps and DP2 Halloween Printable Sheet) So many adorable images it was hard to pick which I wanted to play with.
Then I cut out the fence die cut and rubbed it across the edge of my desk and curled it a bit...that gives it a more dimensional look.
I tied a bow and added the flowers and my card is all finished.
Now it’s your turn!
Visit each of the design team blogs listed below and leave them some love. We all love hearing from you! Then create a NEW project of your choice
featuring Crafty Secrets product and link it up to the blog (http://heartwarmingvintage.blogspot.com/
no later than 11:59PT, Sunday, September 14th. You do not need to
follow this month’s theme to play along.
If you do not have any Crafty Secrets goodies, check the FREE DOWNLOADS
located in the sidebar of the Crafty Secrets blog. Be sure to link to the Crafty Secrets Blog in
your post, and let us know what Crafty Secrets product you are using in your
project.On September 17th, one lucky player will be randomly selected to win a $50 shopping spree
in our online store. Each player who
participates will receive a $6 credit to the online store. We’ll be popping by to leave you some lovely
comments on your blog post, too. Thanks for playing along, and good luck! I can't wait to see what you create!
Crafty Secrets Design
Glenda Brooks- Guest Designer (You are here)
Crafty Secrets CS12-05 Halloween Creative Scraps
Crafty Secrets DPS-12 Halloween Printable Sheets
HCPC 3608 Arianna Blooms PreCut Set (Heartfelt Creations)
HCD 748 Arianna Blooms Die (Heartfelt Creations)
Orange, Green and Black Card Stock
Spellbinders Wrought Iron Die
Spellbinders Captivating Squares
Ranger Distress Inks
Gala Glitz in Gold