Monday, November 21, 2011

Late Again!

Friday was a bit hectic and I'm not entirely sure what happened to the weekend, so once again I'm late with my Daring Cardmakers post.
Our challenge this week is to use, or portray WATER on our cards and there are some fabulous ideas to see on our DCM BLOG - lots of watery inspiration!
I decided to go down the "use water" direction and started off by giving all the papers and ribbons I planned to use a darned good soaking and crumpling and leaving them to dry overnight.
For the background I used various inks and a watery brush - I rather like the way this turned out.  All the water made the painted card piece less than flat, but I couldn't be bothered to get the iron out so instead I used an embossing folder and ran it through the Cuttlebug instead.
I'd added a little PVA to the water I soaked the ribbon in as an experiment and this resulted in a slightly stiffer ribbon. Although I didn't actually end up making a bow this time, I think it would make a lovely crumply bow for another project.  This time I just loosely twisted two shades of the "treated" ribbon together.
Materials:
Smooth White 14cm sq card blank, All papers are MME Breaking Free, soaked and crumpled, Backing piece made from white card, several turquoise and green inks (Versamagic, Cats Eye, DI) and brushed with water.  2 shades of seam-binding soaked in a mix of water and a little PVA (and a small amount of Glamour Dust), Scrap of satin ribbon inked to match, large jewel brad,
Imaginisce hot fix i-rock turquoise gems
Tools:
Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes embossing folder, 
Spellbinders "Blossom Tags and Accents" die set, Bosskutz mini tag die
 Thanks for looking

3 comments:

Victoria said...

"but I couldn't be bothered to get the iron out so instead I used an embossing folder and ran it through the Cuttlebug instead." If only this worked with clothes too, I'd have all my ironing done in a flash!!

Lovely card with great techniques that I plan to give a go soon. Thank you.

Angelnorth said...

Fab card, love all the texture (and I agree with Victoria on the ironing!)

Paula Gale said...

what a gorgeous colour Kathy... that colour brings out the magpie tendancies in me lol

Paula x x x