Monday, 1 October 2012
Got a great card to share today...its one of my favourite times of the day too – bath time!!
I bought this kit from www.cardmakingdownloads.com and its designed by Evelyn Watts
The kit comes with main card, decoupage, choice of 2 inserts, 2 sheets to make up the envelope and a backing paper
So materials for this card I used ….
Heat mat to work on and protect your surface – I always use it...
White A4 card
The printed sheets
Crafters Companion Stick & Stay
Sakura quickie glue pen
Glamour dust iridescent glitter
Double sided tape
Eazi Score Board & tool
Tonic 8” guillotine
Shaping tool from www.dimensionstamps.com
Foam shaping mat – stamping mat or even a mouse mat
To make the card ...
I roughly cut the base card out, sprayed the back with Crafters Companion stick and stay (its the red can)
Next I cut out the main card design then used the eazi score board and tool to score a line down the centre and folded it – run the tool along the fold to sharpen it
As this is a shaped card I made sure that the card was trimmed all the way round on both sides
I know a lot of people print the backing paper to go on the inside of the card but personally I never bother as by the time an insert is in place you really only see the very outer edges of the card blank.
I chose 1 of the pre printed inserts which reads “Have a relaxing day” so it really is suitable for any age and any event don't you think?
So the insert was cut out and then folded with a bone folder tool to give the sharp fold – I stuck this into the card blank using a small piece of double sided tape.
Next it was the decoupage – so easy to cut out as it was big pieces...I placed it all face down on the foam mat and using the shaping tool I ran it across all the pieces to shape then added small and thin sticky pads
After all the decoupage was added it was just the envelope to make – I cut out both sections and scored then folded all the score lines
Next I added wide double sided tape to all the flaps, peel off the backing tape and secured the two pieces carefully.
To decorate the card I used glossy accents on the beards nose and ears as well as baby powder, the duck and shower head.
When that was all dry I added more glossy accents to all the bubbles from the bath then sprinkled on glamour dust
I left the excess glamour dust in place till the next day so as not to smudge or mark the glossy accents.
I know I say this almost every day but I really like this card – then again I would do wouldn't I?
After all who would make card after card to show on a blog ad not like them?
Right time for my long hot bubble bath and a relax....mmmm
See you tomorrow