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I guess we might just be
speaking to the converted
however, if you haven't seen
these before you might
join the converted by the
end of the week.............
Today we have Jane Castle
"For my project today I decided to make
a variation of a toddlers bithday card
as I thought it might be fun to have
something to hang on the wall of a
nursery or playroom.
I began by giving my heart base a coat of
Titanium White paint on both the front and back.
Then once dry made 2 holes at the top ready
Next I built up layers of blue and white paint
using pieces of Cut & Dry foam.
Once I was happy with my background
I stamped the Birthday Words in Versa-Mark ink
and heat embossed with white embossing powder.
I then cut a piece of white card the same
shape as the heart and stamped Happy Birthday
on it before attaching to the back.
This was done so that the finished piece
could then have a written message on.
The image was then die cut from various
odds and ends of patterned card and felt.
I was amazed at how well the tiny steel
parts of this creature cut the felt,
but really like the difference in texture
to using all card.
I built up the image first before attaching it
to the heart as I wasn't quite sure
of the positioning.
Next onto the 3 balloons --- these are from the
Tando Mini series.
They were coloured by dabbing ink straight from
the ink pads and then heat embossed using
clear embossing powder.
The ribbon was threaded through the holes before
assembling the gator and balloons.
His hands/paws were glued in position after
attaching the balloon strings.
I have to say I had lots of fun putting
this together and even now give a little smile
when I look at the finished piece."
Impression Obsession Cover a Card Stamp Birthday Words
Impression Obsession Die 422-N Patchwork Gator
Tando Creative Large Heart
Tando Creative Mini Balloons
Deco-Art Titanium White Acrylic Paint
PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Lake Wanaka Paint
Stampendous Detail White & Detail Clear Embossing Powder
Brilliance Pearlescent Thyme Ink
Brilliance Rocket Red Ink
Versa-Magic Mango Madness Ink
From Craft-Room Stash:
Off cuts of patterned card
Off cuts of felt
Sewing thread for balloons
Length of ribbon
Thank you Jane - that is a
really nice idea; a card you
can hang on the wall.
Wouldn't mind receiving one
of those myself - it would make
me smile every time I looked
at it too!