Friday, 20 September 2013
Hi all Jennifer here again, welcome to my blog I hope you enjoy your visit. The weather here today has been cloudy and dull but at least it has been dry lolls !! The sun did make an appearance at tea time so hopefully tomorrow may be a good day - so no crafting tomorrow then !! it will be tidying up the gardens before the bad weather arrives. Living in the hills as we do, the weather can be very changeable but I wouldn't swap it for a town life !! no way, I love my peace and tranquility in the hills.
Well enough of my waffling on tonight let's get down to the business of card making, my passion and has been for over 30 years now. Wow ! that makes me sound so......old lolls !! well I feel young, that's what counts.
The base card is made from silver mirror card and I have matted some light blue card onto the silver and then some lavender paper onto that.
I then took some dark blue card and put the stencil on top and spread the sparkle medium through the design on the stencil, then carefully removed the stencil and left the image to dry naturally.
In the meantime I took a piece of white card and coloured it using blue distress ink. I then stamped the dragonfly image onto the card using a Versamark pad and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder. I then trimmed around the image. The flowers and dragonflies were coloured with the mica powders mixed with water.
Stamp the image again and cut out the dragonflies, paint them as before using the mica powders and fix them to the original image using silicone glue. Fix the stencilled dark blue card to the lavender paper. Glue the dragonfly image to the upper left-hand side of the base card using Magi-Glue.
Cut out and emboss the flower using the die and a die cutting machine. Colour them with mica powder and add some blue ribbon to the flower petals. Glue a small flower gem to the flower centre. Glue this to the bottom right-hand corner of the card. There you have it friends, why don't you give it a go and make one for your best friend or your Mum ! I'm sure they would appreciate the effort you made. It is a very satisfying hobby.
Until next time, take care of yourselves and happy crafting. Love and rainbows,