Wednesday, 7 January 2015
Creative Wednesday, for Tracey...
Now today's card has two uses, firstly it is my Creative Expressions design team card for this week. Secondly this is Tracey's (who many of you may have spoken to as she is the product assistant and In house crafter for Creative Expressions) birthday card. Now this wasn't interned as a Birthday card for Tracey however a few weeks ago I helped her to rearrange the factory shop at CE tower (well worth a visit as It has all the new products and cosmic shimmer ranges in one place as well as a really good clearance section with 12 x 12 paper starting at just 1p) We wanted some cards to display and show how the products can be used so I took some of my cards and Tracey declared that this one is too be her birthday card, even though she is more of a dog lover than a cat person. I thought therefore I must have got something right on this one as Tracey is someone I learnt loads form and is a prodigious crafter herself!
I stamped the cat design form the Creative expressions stamp in archival black and coloured the edges using spiced marmalade distress marker. I then pulled the colour into the image simply using a wet paintbrush.
The edge is distress inked in the same shade and mounted onto a die cut card using the new Scandinavian background die with the illusion A4 embossing folder. I added pearl moon gilding wax to the embossed sections and made up a layered card with some London tan seem binding and a Creative Expressions fabric flower (or two)
All in all not my usual style but I was quite pleased with the finished result though not as pleased as Tracey obviously! lol
Singles stamps Poppy
Creative Expressions Scandinavian die
Illusion Embossing Folder
Spiced marmalade Distress ink & Distress pen
The chosen winner of Mondays card (*as selected by Mr ND) is Foxyg Please email me on Lockers@live.co.uk with your address and Ill post tomorrow!