I've had some product on my desk for a few days now and I've wanted to play with my new dies, so I thought what better way to do it but make a couple of cards? I started off with the second one shown here, but decided that actually, the best way to show my husband I love him it not to spend a ton of money (hey, we're building a house!), but to spend some 'time' on him and make him something.
Anyway, here's a quick little tutorial so you can create the same card.....
1. Start off with a piece of white card that is 6" tall x 8" wide. Fold in half.
2. Spray 'Gold Foil' prima Color Bloom sprays on the front of the card.
3. When dry use Prima's Gold crackle texture paste and a stencil to create a pattern on the front of the card.
4. Add a couple of pieces of wire trim to the middle of the card, then a piece of frayed cheese cloth on top.
5. Die cut a medium sized heart using scalloped hearts from Spellbinders, plus two mechanical hearts from Cherry Lyn dies.
6. Add the larger Cherry Lyn die cut on top of the Spellbinders die cut heart. Add to top of cheese cloth. Add the smaller mechanical die cut heart to the right of the larger one.
7. Die cut a sentiment 'Love you' (from Die-Versions), add a piece of patterned PP behind it and adhere on foam tape to the middle of the card.
8. Add a couple of circles of string, and finally some gold sequins randomly around the edge of the design.
And next is the first card I made. I loved this one as I tried something a little bit different. I'd seen the lovely Mrs Frizz use a particular die that I knew I just needed to get and it had finally arrived. It was the lovely loops die from Memory Box. I saw the circles and thought I'd need to somehow incorporate more circles. I'd just been using some of those plastic circles you put on paper in ringbinders (what are they called?) and thought, hey, they're circles.
So, I stuck them onto the front of the white cardstock, sprayed the Gold Foil Color Bloom over them and then took them off leaving little white circles. Love it.
I also added more gold texture paste to the front of the card in random splodges. Then you can see the cool loopy circles. I just adore this die and in fact got a couple of others which are slightly smaller. They are so much fun!
The 'Hello' is also die cut and I've used two different sprays on it to get the speckled darker colour but still the same gold tone.
Then inside the resin frame I've added a heap of glitter to create a great backdrop to the cards sentiment.
Both of the cards took just a short time (maybe 30-45mins?), and bearing in mind that they are both created from left overs, they cost me next to nothing to make.
Righto, gonna leave it there. Enjoy your weekend. Whether it be celebrating Valentines Day or the Cricket world cup (yes!) or maybe just a relaxing weekend, have fun and I hope you get a little bit of creative time in as well!