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Monday, 13 May 2013

CCM #91 Choose Three Different Techniques From ………

  • Embossing (wet or dry)

  • Distressing

  • Masking

  • Making your own flowers

  • Paper piecing/patchwork

  • Shrink plastic

  • Please pick at least three of the techniques from the list above, for our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time,  and use them on your creation. Please also tell us which three you have used. You can use more than three if you like, but you must use at least three to qualify for one of our lovely prizes which this time are a fabulous frantage set from Sir Stampalot and 5 Digis from Milk Coffee Digital Stamps.

    CCM 91 Techniques

    For my card I chose:-

    Embossing - Dry

    Distressing - Edges and Frantaging to background papers

    Shrink Plastic - Happy Birthday

    I cut out a shaped card with my GoKreate dies and then cut a purple frame, and the patterned paper, which was free in a magazine. The white base layer I ran through one of the new Sue Wilson embossing folders, and then lightly ink dusted some Broken Glass DI across it. After I had glued my purple frame in place I frantaged randomly across the which embossed background and frame. I also did the same with the floral mat. I also distressed all the edges with the Tim Holtz distresser.

    My image is from Magnolia and I coloured her with promarkers. The clouds are created with Broken Glass DI and a cloud template. The top flower was from my stash as were the flowers in the bouguet at the bottom which I secured and then added a small seam binding ribbon bow to.

    The Happy Birthday was cut from shrink plastic which I inked over with some tri coloured ink (not to be recommended, either Stazon or I should have used brilliance and waited for it to dry, because after I had heated it the ink started coming off on my hands!) This was, to be honest, a nightmare to shrink as the words already had curly letters and they just wanted to curl up on themselves; so I probably wouldn’t do the same again.

    I made this for a friend, who has a twin sister, so look out for a smilar shaped card with the ABC Challenge due up on Wednesday! I figured twins might like the same shape but a completely different card……

    I am entering this into the following:-

    613 Avenue Create - #19 Create A Shaped Card

    Crafty Calendar - May Blooms and Blossoms

    Di’s Digi Designs - Show Us Your Bling

    Lacy Sunshine - #8 Anything But a Square

    Marvellous Magnolia - #26 Anything Goes

    My Sheri Crafts - #110 Flower Power

    One Stop Craft - #228 Add Some Glitter

    Sugar Creek Hollow - #60 Spring Flowers

    Stamping Sensations - May Embossing and Texture

    Tilda’s Town - #52 Something Old, Something New (Old Die for card shape, new Sue wilson Embossing folder for white embossed mat)Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


    1. What a gorgeous card Lin, I love the shape of it! Beautiful colouring and flowers too. Xx

    2. Oh wow Lin! Such a beautiful card! Gorgeous colours too. I love Magnolia stamps and always enjoy colouring them. Hee hee, I see you had the same idea with the shrink plastic sentiment....I gave up trying to ink mine and coloured it with a ProMarker pen in the end....fiddly but slightly less messy!! Thanks for playing along with my challenge theme. Sharon xx

    3. Hi Lin, What a fantastic card, I love it.
      hugs Kimx

    4. Lin, this is gorgeous! I love the wonderful interplay of colors between your layers! That is an outstanding design technique. It keeps the eyes interested, retains the cohesiveness of the design and directs the eye to that cute little focal image! Beautiful coloring on your focal! Thanks for sharing such a fabulous design with us here at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit!
      Chana, Owner

    5. Lovely shaped card! Love the image and how you colored it! Love the flowers and bow! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

    6. Very pretty and imaginatively made. Love the colour combo too.
      Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Magnolia this week.
      Chris x

    7. Gorgeous card, beautiful shape and details. Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town for our challenge
      hugs Louise

    8. Beautiful card Lin - love the gorgeous design, pretty papers and the shrunk "Happy Birthday".
      Helen x

    9. Beautiful card Lin, great colours and I love the distressing.
      Jules x

    10. What a pretty shaped card! Gorgeous image. I love the muted colors too. Thanks for sharing with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
      Amelia (DT Sugar Creek Hollow)

    11. Beautiful card, love your papers. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

    12. Great colors. Thanks for sharing your artistry with 613 Avenue Create.

    13. A really lovely card Lin, thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

      B x

    14. This is fab Lin! Love, love, love the colours and shape, and great colouring of Tilda too.

      Thank you for joining us over at the Lacy Sunshine Challenge. Good luck.

    15. Hi Lin love this, fabulous detail and the frantage looks beautiful! Susan x

    16. This is just so beautiful. Love the shape of the card and the awesome colouring.
      I am now your latest keen Follower and look forward to your next creation.
      {Doing Life – my personal blog}

    17. Its so gorgeous, what a lovely image and beautiful colouring! I like how you used glitter on the card.
      Thanks for playing with us at OneStopCraftChallenge :-))
      Hugs, Andreja

    18. Gorgeous card, and I love the colours. Thanks for sharing with us at Lacy Sunshine.
      Mandy x (Lacy Sunshine DT)

    19. Wonderful card :o)
      Thanks for joining us for Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!

    20. Love the shape and the frontage details - I think we'll all be stealing that shrink plastic idea!! Cindy

    21. Pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

    22. love the layers-thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar blog - hope to see you at our next challenge starting tomorrow :)
      Kimberly DT


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