You’re brilliant

I had time to play over the weekend, and wanted to try a take on a card by Amy R. of ‘Prairie Paper and Ink’. This definitely  a ‘CASE’ card – copy and share everything. I love watching her YouTube videos for ideas on what to buy, what to make, how to do things, and she always has great tips and tricks for us. Her videos are good quality, and short enough that you tend to watch every step.

I usually start with an idea, and then I go off on tangents, but this card from Amy R. looked so amazing as I was making it, I didn’t change very much,  except the background and the inks I used to colour my stars. Therefore, many credits to Amy R…….

This card is using a die and stamp set from ‘My Favourite Things’ (MFT). An American brand I particularly like, and again I bought reasonably priced – free postage – from Seven Hills Crafts online store.

I embossed the background using a ‘We R Memory Keepers’ next level embossing folder. These embossing folders give great 3D impressions on the card stock. A more detailed embossing, and deeper, as you can see. I was lucky enough to buy a pair when I was in Canada last year at my sister’s.

The stars them selves were stamped and embossed, and I decided to colour them with my ‘Gansai Tambi’ Starry colours. These are a high pigmented watercolour which shimmer as per photo above. I also flicked some of the same colour on the background for added dimension. The shine and glimmer these flicks produce certainly added to my card. (Thank you for the tip, Amy)

I cut some extra stars out of gold glitter paper, and embossed the sentiment in colour to match, and cutting that out with a banner die set I have, sticking the whole thing onto a background base card. Some extra jewels added even more glitter and shine – I was certainly in the shiny mood, wasn’t I?

This card was a lot of fun to make, using a few different techniques I haven’t tried before. I haven’t even used my watercolours before, and found the pigment was exceptional – it may be I need to play with them a little more!


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