Thursday 31 December 2015

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: party!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: party! with some sparkle

I've revisited a card I made a long time ago (about 700cards ago lol)
and used it as a starting point for my card.
Back then I didn't have the SSS celebration dies or the Paper Smooches balloons die, so those were hand drawn and watercolored with Distress inks on watercolor paper.

This card used the Same Distress ink, but sponged on with a darker side to give it shadow adn depth.
The colors are: peacock feathers, mermaid lagoon, twisted citron and seedless preserves.
I added matching glitter to some Wendy Vecchi translucent embossingpaste and applied it through the stencil.

the stencil was made with the dies, some heavy cardstock and gridded paper, which is optional, but useful to get things straight, which wasn't really important on this card.

For the card I made with the SSS feathers die, straightness (new word?) was important.

Let the embossing paste dry, meanwhile I punched some hearts in two sizes out of matching glitter paper and I diecut some puffy clouds from Memory box out of vellum.
At first I pulled out the Memorybox mini heart collection, but I figured just punching one or two was easier and I wouldn't end up with a lot of  extra glitter hearts.

I prepped a cardbase with foamtape, even pulled off the release paper, cleaned up the desk and went ot write some of this blog, all waiting for the paste to dry.
wondering if I can do a voice over with all the fireworks being lit...hmm.. turns out it is impossible to do one sentence without fireworks going off, although it's nowhere near midnight the kids been at it all day.

anway back to the card I posted the video without music and without voiceovers, I might try and redo it tomorrow if the noises ease up, but don't hold your breath!

Happy new year and be carefull if you must light fireworks, you need all 10 digits to craft! and eyes ;-) no seriously be carefull it's gun powder!

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1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous card Maaike! The sparkly balloons are so cute and I love how you've used Simon's feather dies.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx