Wednesday, March 15, 2017

DT Teresa - Shades of Green

Hello Everyone!

Today I am sharing a card to suit our theme for March, Shades of Green.

This card uses Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Smooth Solar White Cardstock for the base which is cut with a paper trimmer at 4 ¼" x 11" and scored with a teflon bone folder at 5 ½" to make a top folding card of 5 ½" x 4 ¼".

I began by 'smooshing' four Distress Ink Pads (Cracked Pistachio, Lucky Clover, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn) onto a Ken Oliver Best Ever Craft Mat side by side and squirted the ink with a little water from a Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer Bottle a few times. I took a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Cardstock cut at 5 ½" x 4 ¼" and tapped it into the ink, allowing the ink to spread over the paper. When it was entirely covered, I set it aside to air dry. I quickly cleaned the ink from the mat easily with a cloth - paper towel would also work well.

I opted to create a whale (a long time favourite beastie) for my focal point as the background was reminiscent of a sea spray - albeit green - so I chose the Lawn Fawn Narwhal and Friends die set for this card. I used Bazzill coloured cardstock from my stash to create this happy fellow with his spout. Such a cutie isn't he?!

I used a die from My Favorite Things Blueprints 27 and cut a bright green piece of Bazzill cardstock from my stash with my Sizzix Bigshot Machine. I stamped the sentiment from My Favorite Things Twice the Wishes in Versamark ink onto this piece after using anti-static powder to prevent stray embossing powder from adhering in unwanted places, using my MISTI stamping tool. I then poured Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder onto the stamped sentiment and heated it with a Wagner heat tool.

Once the watercolour piece was dry, I used the Sizzix Bigshot Machine and diecut the cardstock with the My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots background die. I attempted to leave as many dots in place as possible to keep them in order as I wanted to place them onto the card base as they appeared on the previously uncut piece. I placed foam dots onto each and every dot that stayed in place and removed the backing paper from the foam dots before lining up the watercolor piece with the card base and adhering the dots in place. I left the piece holding the dots in place and proceeded to place foam dots onto the 'escapee' dots and then puzzle pieced them into their respective holes. Once they were all laid onto the card base, I removed the negative piece. I plan to use this on a future card.

I doubled the height of the sentiment and whale diecuts using two layers of foam dots and adhered them in place and the card was complete.

Thankyou for following along with me today. Please feel free to ask questions if anything needs clarifying. If you cannot find the items I have used (listed below) in the Auzz Trinklets and Crafts store, be sure to drop Neha a message via email or Facebook and she will do what she can to order the product in for you.

Happy crafting and have a great day! 

Products used:

Paper Trimmer
Twisted Citron Distress Ink Pad
Mowed Lawn Distress Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Distress Sprayer Bottle
Lawn Fawn Narwhal and Friends
Bazzill coloured cardstock
My Favorite Things Blueprints 27
My Favorite Things Twice the Wishes
Anti-static powder
Versamark ink
MISTI stamping tool
Ranger Liquid Platinum Embossing Powder 
Wagner heat tool
My Favorite Things Peek-a-Boo Polka Dots Dienamics

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