A quick post because I'm very late with my Daring Cardmakers project for Friday's challenge. The whole "Winter" thing has finally caught up with me and I'm fighting a fit of the Glooms - and not being very successful with it either.
You would think Ruth's 'Lots of Colour' challenge would be just the ticket for cheering up a grumpy mood but apparently even that didn't work.
Hello! It's Ruth here and I'm your hostess for this challenge. Lets banish the dreary, wet and cold January blues withlots of colourI want to see lots of colour in your creations! The more the better!To see the Design Team creations, just click HEREEnjoy!
I wasn't really happy with how my card turned out - it looked different in my head! The bit I really enjoyed though, was making the littler coloured 'blobs' I used for die cutting the hearts later!
Scrap card and lots of different inks used to make the coloured scraps for die cutting
I cut the hearts using the smallest of the Tonic Nested Hearts die set
The lettering was made using my hot foiling machine. I used grey foil on black gloss card, the alphabet set is from CraftStashUK It took ages because of needing a few repeating letters! Maybe I should invest in a second set....
I've had the brightly coloured hearts twill ribbon literally for years, so it was good to actually use some!
To finish I added some matching coloured gems.
As I said, I wasn't especially keen on the finished card, so I used some more hearts to make this Thank You card
The hearts have small pieces of chipboard behind them to give a bit of dimension, The heart panel is matted onto black gloss card and I used another scrap of the same card to cut the sentiment - which is one of those on an ancient Cuttlebug plate
The tiny hearts are cut with a border punch and the tiny confetti dots are made using the tiny berries die from a Mistletoe set
So that's it for this time.
I hope you had a great weekend and that the Winter Blues are
staying away from your door