Good Morning Ladies,
We were treated to another glorious day yesterday, beautiful sunshine, not too chilly either, so much so that I think that we have managed to dry about 4 loads of washing! (Becca sorted her bedroom out)!! I did chuckle to myself as the last bag she bought down, she called me in to the utility room and requested that their (her and Adam) washing was done on its own and when it was finished and dried could it be placed back in the bag that she bought it down in!! My reply 'loads get made up according to colour, not ownership and Service Wash costs £15 per bag, maybe she would be better off at launderette'' Her face was a picture, cheeky mare!
Now onto today's card....I had a play with something quite new to me for this card, Texture Paste, I have a Dreamweaver one and a Stampin'Up! one, they are all pretty much identical. For this card I took the Stampin'Up! 'Blizzard' Die (see pic below)
I placed it onto a piece of Coastal Cabana card (I know I just can't resist) and taped it down with low tack tape that we use for holding dies in place. I then took some Texture paste and mixed it with some white Mica powder and then slowly ran it over the back of the die, making sure that the paste went through all of the snowflakes and little holes evenly, I changed directions a few times just to be sure! I then scraped off the excess and slowly and carefully peeled back the low tack tape, then very gently lifted off the Blizzard die to reveal a perfect raised image. I will add that the Mica powder did nothing in this case, maybe because it isn't really wet, I'm not sure but it wasn't visible. I put my piece to one side to air dry for a good hour, but I went and washed my die straight away, as it is super detailed and I didn't want to have the paste dry in any of those tiny holes. I just used an old toothbrush under running water.
This was what my piece looked like after it had dried.
I decided that I didn't want to over complicate this busy background, so I simply made a card base from a piece of Coastal Cabana card, add a matt of Copper Mirror Card and add a piece of foil edged coastal cabana ribbon to the front of my card and then mount the three pieces together. I added a small bow and added a few Copper Foil Snowflakes that I had die cut from the centre of my mirror card mat.
I love the dimension that the texture paste gives, it also makes a very 'Tactile' card, which would be perfect for someone that had poor vision for example. I will definitely be using this technique again.
What do you think?
Yesterday seemed a busy day in our house, parcel delivery got me up at 7.45am, phone calls, then Freya came to cut my hair and the three girls, she is a dear friend so there was lots of chatter and laughter, Sue arrived in the midst of it all, then Freya left closely followed by the girls all of out on a shopping trip, Matt left for work, peace at last for Sue and I. So we had a quiet lunch, (beans on toast), followed much later on by a delicious fresh Cream Cake that Sue treated us to, very naughty, but VERY nice! We were both quite productive in the craft room too!
Pat, I hope Pete's appointments go ok today, you will be in my thoughts. xxx
Val I hope you enjoy your break my lovely xxx
Warm hugs to any of you feeling under the weather too. xxx
Have an enjoyable day,
Love and hugs