Monday 8 October 2018

Thanks and Because

Yes it's the same old me today. Only an hour left till the linky closes so I need to get moving. I made a couple of cards, then played some more with blending Distress Inks and BoBunny Glitter paste. Its so hard to stop once you get going with this stuff.

Todays inspiration at the Muse Card Challenge is:
Anita's card is so pretty and I love the colour blend, the leaf stencil, the embossing paste, the white trim around the leaf panel and the slight lift with funfoam.

Though I loved the colour blend I decided to add red and orange into my colour mix as I wanted a bit brighter. I have a few leaf stencils but decided to go with the one below twice, once with just Distress Inks and one with the addition of the glitter paste that dries clear and full of sparkle.
For this one I used a darker yellow, orange, red and a bit of olive green. When I was finished blending and felt happy with the colour mix I added a layer of glitter paste all over. Once I was happy with the coverage I peeled th stencil away and washed it straight away.  Check out the sparkle. I used heavy cardstock when using embossing pastes as it can warp the card a bit.

I cut my panel down so it left a nice white border around it on the card then added a piece of yellow funfoam to the panel so it would sit up a bit. 
I die cut the 'because' sentiment three times, two layers in white as I like that behind the black.

 I then realised it was going to have trouble adhering to the glitter paste so decided to add a vellum strip, tried stamping the sentiment with stain ink because I didnt want to get out my heat embossing stuff. Of course it didnt work and the second time I tried the piece had moved, was a mess and I had already glued the' because' in place. It wasn't coming off for anything or anyone so I cut around it and you have to pretend its one of those double die cuts, the word and the word shape ok :)
Then I needed to stamp on a white piece of card, trim and add below the diecut and I only needed to do that twice cause I smeared the first one (and yes I should have just got that heat embossing out in the first place).

This card is a simpler version as I only used the Disress Inks without the glitter paste. Same steps with size and yellow funfoam behind and the diecut word except this one is gold mirror card.

I stamped direct onto the panel and that worked well and I finished off with this wonderful wooden leaf I received with an orderI placed recently. Have you ever notice how generous small businesses are when sending out orders, I find that they will charge a postage and if its less they refund and they always include something extra and a note thanking me for buying their products and I think thats so kind.


Thank you for such wonderful inspiration Anita.
I will go with the glitter paste version.

I just saw this challenge and thought how perfect
for my second card - Thanks

Not often I get to go with the Twist
Thanks Card

Because card.....

Thanks Card

Because card

Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you come again soon.


conil said...

Wow! Talk about the epitome of fall...just a gorgeous card, beautifully executed.

Doni High said...

Awesome card! Gorgeous blend of fall colors and I love , love, love the
glitter paste on top! Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps.

crafty-stamper said...

Love the textured stencilling,beautiful Autumn colours and of course all the sparkle.Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create
Carol DT x

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous take on Anita's card! Love your autumn color palette, too!

Neets B said...

I'm so pleased my card inspired you, Aileen. And what a stunner you've created. You've perfectly captured the fiery leaves of autumn, that stencil and colours are gorgeous. Thanks so much for playing along at Muse this week, Anita x

brenda said...

A beautiful Autumnal creation, many thanks for joining in with our Autumn themes at Penny Black and More ans Stamping Sensations challenges.

B x

Priya said...

Beautiful and vibrant colours. Love it.

Lynne K said...

Great colour blending on your gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


Viv said...
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Viv said...

Sorry Aileen, I pressed the 'comment' button and hadn't left a comment! So here I am again.... saying lovely sparkly colours on your stencil and thanks for popping over to Stamping sensations this month!

I Card Everyone said...

We love the 'same old me' in you, Aileen! Happy you had such a fun day at playing cards... the results are stunning! Bravo!

Ardyth said...

Beautiful! Love the sparkle and those fiery colours! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

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Ruth said...

It wouldn't be you if it wasn't last minute! I can't believe you can get such an amazing card in such a short amount of time. Gorgeous sparkle and colours! xx

ElizStewart said...

Aileen...absolutely a fabulous card! Sentiment is priceless!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Aileen your sparkly stencilled leaves are just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Paper Players this week!

Claire Broadwater said...

Aileen, your beautifully stenciled leaves are fabulous! The sentiment is perfect! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your CASE looks like a winner to me! Gorgeous with the glitter added!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Hi Aileen, thanks for the blog visit and your lovely comments. Great tip for my blotchy Copics. I didn't know about taking both caps off, so I'll give that a try. Ta xx
I don't have a scan and cut unfortunately, so for now I will have to find a workaround for my cutting. And yes...I am pretty good at making things more complicated than they need to be... lol
These cards are stunning. Your glitter paste one is sooo gorgeous. You did make me laugh about the sentiment. I just thought it was one of those shadow ones as soon as I saw it. Great save ! :-)