Welcome to our first ever collaboration week with Imagine Crafts/Tsukineko! We've shared all of our toys on both sides, so be prepared for Endless Possibilities! Three prize packages are available, each containing one set of each of these inks and stencils/dies. Just leave comments on each post of each day this week (June 9th-13th) for a chance to win! Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 17th!
Imagine Crafts New StazOn Pads from Tsukineko Prize Package
Stencils and Dies Prize Package
Here's my creation for today:
I call this card a 'fun fold' because it strays from the standard single fold style. It is basically two folded cards (in different sizes) with one folded edge on the left and one folded edge on the right. This layout can be vertical or horizontal.
Here's a photo of it open. It is a standard A2 size card.
I love the dahlia diecut (still didn't find my stencil!) and I also love polka dots! I began by pasting the polka dot stencil in glossy black on white cardstock and letting it dry. I felt it needed more dots so I laid the stencil back over the first pasting but offset it so the dots would land in between. Voila! More dots were created. The second pasting of dots were actually slightly larger, which I thought looked cool.
DG743 Stylized Dahlia Diecut
LJ804 Large Dots Stencil
I grabbed the paper negative diecut leftover from Monday's card and proceeded to color in the flower areas with Radiant Neon Electric Blue, Versafine Majestic Blue and Spanish Moss. I decided to 'paint' the leaves and stem with the Irresistible New Sprout and Desert Sand right over the Versafine layer. I simply sprayed a blob on an acrylic sheet and painted in the areas with a brush! It dries glossy and matches the dots nicely.
Before I diecut the dahlia out of the blue panel, I embossed it first with the Swirls stencil just to add some visual interest to the background. I didn't want too large of a design and felt the one I chose worked perfect!
LJ863 Swirls Stencil
To affix the blue panel to the stenciled panel, I sprayed the back of the blue panel with 3M spray adhesive, which worked great with every edge glued firmly in place.
All that was left was to add a simple sentiment stenciled with Versafine Majestic Blue and mounted with foam tape.
LL 405 imagine inspire believe
It sure has been a fun week collaborating with Imagine Crafts. I've had a ball working with their wonderful products!
Before you go on to the next designer's blog, I'd love to hear from you in the comment section! See you soon! xoxo