So I can't help myself as I want to know.... how are you all getting on with October's Bundle?
We've all been very quiet.....!!!!
I’m loving it, and I think it has to be said, that it is one of my favourites so far.
Now, I don't know about you, but I have a lot of 'pink lovers' in the family, so this has influenced my design this week....
As always, you can find the Shopping List of products I've used for today's project at the bottom of this page.... so let's get cracking!!
Today we will be making a 6x6 sized card, so you will need your 6x6 white card blank at the ready.
To begin with, I took Sue Wilson's Layering Background Elsa Die Set and cut out the front section of the die, which I then laid over a piece of white card (making sure that they were both flat).
I then secured the two together ready for stencilling - you could use either masking or washing tape here if you wish.
Once happy it was secure, I then took my Cosmic Shimmer Luna Paste in Moonlight Rose, and applied through the stencil I had created with my die. Don't worry if some of your Luna Paste leaks underneath as you are working - sentiments are great for covering things up lol.
HELP - There are lots of ways you can apply your Luna Paste, and different techniques you may have seen in some of Jamie Rodgers' demonstrations including with a palette knife or brayer. Here I used a palette knife.
Once my Luna Paste was dry, I went back and trimmed around the background with my paper trimmer. I then took some dark pink and baby pink card which I wanted to use to create my mat and layers for the main panel. Once stuck together, I then positioned and glued to my white card blank.
TIP - You can use either Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue or Double Sided Red Liner Tape for this.
Now, using the same two shades of pink card, I then cut out the Sue Wilson's Petite Dianthus Flowers.
I shaped these (you use with tweezers or an Embossing Tool for this) and stuck them together in alternating shades of pink to give a real definition. Once done, I popped these aside.
For the next step, I took the dark pink card and cut a small rectangle that will fit into the space on the stencilled panel at a jaunty angle.
I then cut a smaller rectangle to fit inside that one, and using my vibrant Fuchsia Ink Pad, I stamped out the sentiment from Phill Martin's Bohemian Sentiments Clear Stamp Set.
I stuck these together and placed them onto my card, with Foam Pads... I like to give some depth.
Now for the final finishing touches......
Taking my Petite Dianthus Flowers which I made earlier, I stuck one flower each side of the sentiment, and also a cluster of three flowers at the bottom right of the card.
In case you are wondering (and as I don't like to waste anything) - the dark pink swirly bits came from the left over bits from the Roxy Frame Die included in the Bundle.
So the moto is, don't bin anything you've cut out until you've completely finished :-)
To add a little extra bling, I finished off with some little pink gems which I placed in each flower and each of the four corners on the panel.
I’m really loving that some quick and easy cards can be made with this Bundle!
I’m definitely going to make up some of the samples Jamie has created... they've been very popular in our house :-))
If you've been lucky to get your hands on this months' sellout October Bundle and have been inspired by our blog posts, then don't forget to share your 'happy mail' and makes with us on our
Facebook Group - Create With Craftmania And Jamie Rodgers.
Have a fun week and I look forward to see you all next week....