Saturday 29 July 2017

Just Us Girls Week #404 Wild Card

Lucky for me there are 5 Saturdays in this Month so I get to be Guest Designer five times. Sadly this will be my last time. I have totally enjoyed joining the girls in designing cards for the challenges each week and the hardest bit has been working out the time difference. I have loved seeing all the different ideas the Design Team come up with each week and how it inspires you all out there to join in. How easy is this one with my mountain of NBUS (Never Before Used Stuff - word thought up by Darnell and used by many in the card crafting world)
You might need a pair of sunnies here as this is a very bright sparkly card.
I have used a die I purchased and have not used before, so NEW (to me) 

This die is from Neat & Tangled and the link will take you directly to it 
but at the moment it is sold out.
I plan to do another post with a pile of ideas using this die but for today I have used it with glitter. I started out planning to do one thing then changed my mind pat way through. This version was very easy. I die cut a piece of orange card stock and then removed all the little bits and pieces which I have kept in a zip lock bag to use with another cut out of a different colour for a different card later.
I then added a piece of doubled sided tape to the front of my card which is the same size as the die cut panel.

I added the die cut panel lightly until I was sure it was straight then pressed down. I then added glitter from the bottom white, yellow, orange and bronze. I need to work on this style more as I wanted a look of one colour blending into the other but I realised that this many colours in this small a space it wasn't going to work that well. Anyway it turned out ok and not too bad though Jake now has a distinctive glittery look as he moves through the sunlight due to spillage and insisting on sleeping under my craft table.

I finished the card off with a 'celebrate' die that I have had an used for a number of used so that and my glitter are my 'old'. 

Edit:  I'm quickly sneaking in another card I have done. This time with the same die but with copic colouring.
Don't look too closely or you will see all the glue, boy was this a fiddly card. I am determined to try again and find an easier way to do it.

Please feel free to come back see what else I do with this die as I have been busy this morning cutting up multiple layers to experiment with. I look forward to sharing with you.

Now its time to go and see what beautiful cards the Design Team over at Just Us Girls have made for your inspiration. Thank you so much for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.

Thank you ladies for having me on the team for the last month, I have totally enjoyed myself and feel sad my time has come to an end.


lostinpaper said...

Oh wow Aileen, you have made this die shine!!

Macimbalo said...

So pretty! Love your designs and all that shine too!

Judy Woodland said...

HOLY COW, that is one awesome die!!! I love it, thanks for the link. Your colors are just spectacular as is your design. Just beautiful. It has been such a pleasure having you as our guest designer this month, you have done us proud. Don't be a stranger, hope to see a lot more of you here at Just Us Girls!!!

Cara said...

Wow, two stunning cards, love the sparkle and I couldn't spot any glue on the second one, even when I zoomed in on it!

Mac Mable said...

Loving this die, so dramatic and contemporary. Love what you've done with it so far and so looking forward to seeing more x

Bo┼╝enA said...

WOW! Stunning cards! Especially the second card with beautifully inlaid ombre elements. Thank you for such a great experience, Aileen :-)

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous 'wild' card Aileen, definitely an eye catcher

Megan J said...

Hi Aileen, a stunning die reminds me of Star wars for some reason... love all the sparkle and the second card is beautiful too. Have a wonderful week... Megan

Ina G said...

Wow Aileen what you have created here is simply stunning. What an amazing die and you sure have worked it to perfection. Love the bright blingy Celebrate card and then you go and make another stunner so completely different. Loving both. So sorry to see you leave us as our July Guest but I know you will be back joining us in our challenges as you do.

Lynne in NI said...

Wow, 2 very different looks but both fabulous!

Sue VanDeVusse said...

I love both of these! That first one will all the glitter is gorgeous and that die is so cool. A HUGE thank you for joining us this past month with all of your amazing designs!

Bobby said...

That die is an optical illusion that can draw you in, Aileen. The glitter only makes is more amazing. It's been great having you as our guest designer this month.

Julia Aston said...

what a great die that is!