I've been MIA here on my blog and online for a bit and when I got roped into streaming today by a few people who shall remain nameless (you know who you are). THANK YOU! This was just the medicine I needed to get back in the groove, crafting for the FUN of it! I've been so bogged down by other projects lately that it was starting to become a chore, and I NEVER want that to happen. Crafting is supposed to be FUN!
When I stream, without a project in mind, and be instructed by the viewers it can go one of two ways (sometimes both lol) - either very stressful, as I don't take instruction too well lol, or it can be fun. Today was fun, so thank you to those who visited my stream today and joined in on the fun, it was awesome!
So.....what did we do for the FOUR HOURS I streamed? We made ONE card, yes - just one card lol. But it turned out to be a very pretty card.
I started out 'trying' the Kristina Werner card technique of using distress inks on background stamps. I say tried because it didn't end up being exactly like Kristina's card, at all LOL.
We stamped a background with the distress inks, then used a few stencils (sunrays, stars, circles) with distress inks, then we brought out the VersaMark ink and gold embossing powder.
I wanted a butterfly on the card so I 'tried' the Twinkling H2O's, and the distress inks but it just wasn't working. So I just sponged some distress ink over a butterfly and applied VersaMark ink to the body and antennae, heat embossed it and thought I was done. Others had more in mind.
I took a Krylon Gold Leafing pen and inked around the card top edge, but that wasn't enough for some, they wanted me to get out the FlitterGlu and Mega Flakes.
So I daubed the FlitterGlu around the card edges and applied some Mega Flakes (can't remember the name, sorry) and it looked good. Thought I was finished again, but no! They wanted me to use the FlitterGlu and Mega Flakes on the butterfly too! So I took out a butterfly stamp, juiced it up with the FlitterGlu, applied the Mega Flakes and buffed it up - glad I listened to my friends, it turned out beautiful!
I die cut a frame, gold embossed the sentiment, edged the frame with the Krylon Gold Leafing pen, applied dimensional foam dots to the frame and stuck it all down onto the monochromatic background we made, then stuck it onto the white card base - upside down :(. So I cut the card down so I had the card top, white mat and matted that onto a pale lemon card base. Here is the finished product.