Happy Saturday :))
I hope you are all well and fine...
We find ourselves now starting to drift into Autumn, which I have to say is one of my favourite Seasons of the year, mainly because of the beautiful colours, and we still have some warm some days.
As Ian mentioned in his latest blog post, we’ve had a “cracking”week lol.... all of which will be revealed soon.
This week I felt the need for colours, which then got me in the way of thinking of the Northern Lights.
I chose this fun technique as it is SO easy, and I think you will surprise yourselves by having a go!!
The trick behind this is to use certain colour combination....
I have listed my Shopping List for this project at the bottom of the page.
So to start you will need your Sue Wilson's Stardust Background Die (from September's Bundle), which you need to cut out in a good quality white card.
Now you need your selection of Distress Oxide Ink Pads - my colours are as shown in the photos
Here you will see I also have Black Soot - but note that this is Distress Ink and NOT Oxide.
Now to colour my white die cut card (as shown above), I used my Vaessen Creative Blending Brushes. Use a sweeping motion at the angle; always go up your card with your colours.
When you have created the effect you want, take your Chipped Sapphire and start to blend around the edges in amongst the colours. Keep blending in your various colours and the Chipped Sapphire
TOP TIP - Do this sparingly, as you can always add more, but cannot remove it if you've added too much.
Once you've done this, bring in your Distress Ink Pad - Black Soot and start to blend it around the edges and a little in the middle, but again do this gradually and don’t overdo it.
The key word here, is BLEND!! So use your Chipped Sapphire here to blending together and soften your Black Soot to give a seamless finish.
Once you’re happy with it, take a thin paint brush with some diluted white water colour paint on it, and gently tap over to give some starry effects. I would practise this first on a scrap piece of paper.
I say this from experience as mine were not playing ball, so they look a bit sloppy lol.
Now matt and layer your background onto the Holographic Reflections Card and then matt and layer this, onto a really dark blue piece of card. Set aside.
For the next step, we will be building the card base which will be a 7x7 White Card Blank.
Take your Creative Expressions Diamond Droplets Embossing Folder from your Bundle, and emboss the Holographic Rainbow Card.
Take your embossed card and cut it to size - you want it to cover two thirds of your card blank (as you can see in the photo below). Once you've got it to the correct size, stick it to your card with your Cosmic Shimmer Dries Clear Glue.
Once you have done this, take your Distress Inked Stardust Background and stick it on top using foam pads to give it a little depth and dimension.
Now we need to create an Angel....
Here I have chosen to use Sue Wilson's Christmas Angel 2022, however if you are a fan of Sue's, you will know she brings one out every year with her Festive Collections. Great if you have lots of cards to make and want different options. I will pop them in the Shopping List below.
Cut out your Angel from your Holographic Reflections Card.
Here again, I used my foam pads and also glued down the centre - two layers high (see picture).
Then glue the halo on the card and stick the Angel just below it .
For those all important finishing touches, I finished Sue Wilson's Mini Expressions sentiment die -
All Is Calm All Is Bright. I used the star from my Angel set, and stuck this above my sentiment.
I love creating this type of festive card, and using these techniques, so I would love to see you have a go at creating card (or your own version). Please do share with us on our Facebook Group - Create With Craftmania And Jamie Rodgers.
Have a great week
OTHER ANGELS DESIGNS