Friday, 8 March 2013

Crisalis Collection

Hello my blogger friends
Today was the 1st craft day of the year for our community building and we can certainly say it was huge success
I get so uptight in t he week running up to the day – checking and double checking everything – and all for nothing – the day was a super one – it all ran to plan – and the ladies all loved their free goodie bags and all the projects!!
Now for the card – I used the wonderful new double cd set from Crafters Companion – Crisalis Collection...the 1st cd is Paintbox Poppets – this is based around young children and so very cute, it was all the additional artwork that wouldn't fit onto the last cds and the 2nd cd is the Crisalis classics – these are older children/young adults.
The cds are the kind you can use over and again for almost all occasions – and when you see one of the faces it immediately makes you think of someone you know.
As soon as I saw this particular image I knew I had to make it up – it was just crying out for soft fluffy feathers – well in my opinion it was!!!
So materials for this card I used ….
Heat mat to work on and protect your surface – I always use it...
8x8 scalloped card
Printed sheet
An 8x8 piece of contrasting backing paper
A piece of black and silver patterned mirri card
Memory Box decorative circle design – don't know what its called
white fluffy feathers
foiled sentiment.
Versamark ink pad and deep pink mica powder
Sticky pads
Eazi Score Board & tool
Tonic 8” guillotine
Shaping tool from
Foam shaping mat – stamping mat or even a mouse mat
To make the card …
The 8x8 card was folded and the crease sharpened with a bone folder.
I then dabbed the versamark ink pad randomly around the edges of the card and then picked up mica powder on a soft brush and rubbed it into the sticky area. Once I was happy I had the colour as I wanted it I sprayed with the cheapest hair spray to seal the colour and stop the powder brushing off when touched.
The backing paper was trimmed to fit – I used the top of the scallops as my guide line – it worked out lovely this way.
The main image was cut off the sheet and I laid it on top of lots of different colour and textured card before settling for the pretty black starburst card.
The image was stuck to the top part leaving the border around the sides and the top – I left a big empty space under the design – I kept the space empty as it worked so well.
The decoupage was now cut out and added to the main design using small sticky pads.
I am going through a bit if a rosette phase just now so folded and used a black rosette that had a velvet touch brad in the centre, I mounted this directly to a die cut from a Memory Box die – I don't know what the die was called but its like a lovely doily
Two big white fluffy feathers were stuck under the rosette and it was all placed in the top right hand corner of the card using a large sticky pad.
Last addition was a deep pink foiled sentiment panel that reads – May All Your Wishes Come True!
Glamour dust was added to the tutu hair decorations and posy
I am sure you are sat there thinking how lovely the card and artwork are...they are both even better in my hand I can tell you!
Another card in the “for use or for sale” box
Catch you again tomorrow – same place folks
Oh and I think we just need another 70 views to hit that magical number!!!


  1. WOW WOW WOW What a fantastic card and great job well done on your craft day xx

  2. This is so sweet Angie. Love it. And big congrats for the Craft Day. I can imagine everyone having a fab time and I hope you made some money for your building fund too. Hugs Wynn x