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Monday, 5 September 2016

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge 172

The theme this time at Crafty Cardmakers is Layer it up!. So, anything you like, so long as you use lots of layers.

I had to make a 50th birthday card for a colleague, and came up with this.

I started with some watercolour paper, and then tried out something I've been meaning to have a go at for ages. I scribbled with some Promarkers on an acrylic block, then spritzed that with blender, and let the paper soak up the result. I did that three times with shades of blue, green and pink. Then, I stamped the sheet with a couple of flower stamps, and coloured those, again with Promarkers. To complete the background, I dusted the surface with some Distress Ink in Victorian Velvet and Tattered Rose before edging with Iced Spruce.

The accent, is a bit of fake 'Spirelli' that i did ages ago. I used a Spellbinders die to get the base. The silver layer is another Spellbinder's die, as are the pink circles and the ovals. I finished with a die cut greeting and a computer generated 50, and layered everything together.

I hope you can join us this time.

4 comments:

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Gorgeous card, love the images Josephine. Happy crafting, Angela x

Ina G said...

I love it when I see your sewing on a card. How clever to use that spellbinder die to match. Beautiful card Josephine. Oh and that background is great!

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful Josephine. Very creative. Judy

Kim x said...

Love the background Josephine. I've tried it with DI but haven't played with promarkers for age. Must give it a try.
Hugs Kimx

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