How far – the MMCC August challenge reveal

Hi there, time to share the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s AUGUST challenge with you today! This month you need to create a card around the theme: RAINBOW. As an optional element you are asked to use: DRAGONFLIES.

Here is my take: Sanna LippertI used a white cardstock base and added Patina Glimmer Mist with a paint brush onto the background (faux watercolour). Next I used the Rainbow Sky die cut die (by Elizabeth Craft Designs) to cut the rainbow, the clouds and the sun. I misted each of the rays with different Glimmer Mist tones (in rainbow colours). The clouds and the sun are treated with Silk Microfine Glitter (warm diamond & yellow).

Next I hand drew some dragonflies onto the background, added faux stitching on the outlines of the card and stamped and fussy cut the sentiment (stamp by Dylusions).

Sanna LippertAnd now it is your turn again. I do hope you find the time to join this fun challenge!!!

See you at MMCC,
Sanna

Glitter cloud card – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hi there, today it is my turn over at the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog again and I´d like to share a clean and simple styled card with you. I was recently organizing my Elizabeth Craft Designs die cut dies and while doing it, had a card idea that I immediately needed to try.

Sanna LippertHere is how I went along creating this card:

  1. Adhere a Clear Double Sided Adhesive Sheet onto a piece of white cardstock. Cut two paperstrips in the width to fit the cloud die cut dies from the Rainbow Sky die cut set onto it.
  2.  Cut 13 pieces of clouds, using both cloud die cut sizes.
  3. Take a antistatic working surface (for example a coffee filter), place a jar of Warm Diamon Silk Microfine Glitter over the working surface, remove the protective sheet of the adhesive and start dibbing the clouds into the glitter. Polish the glitter with your finger and repeat until you have treated all 13 pieces the same way.
  4. Take a light blue alcohol marker and a blending pen. Draw a thin line with the light blue marker around the edges of the clouds. Using the blender pen, work your way from the edges towards the center of the card and blend the light blue color towards the center. Make sure you treat the whole cloud area with the blending pen to get an even result. Take a card base (10,5cm x 13,7cm) and a piece of white cardstock in the same size.
  5. Assembly the clouds onto the white cardstock and when you like the lineup, adhere them onto their places, except for the ones in the center of the card. Put those aside and adhere them after die cutting, use 3D foam tape to make the last cloud stand out from the rest of them.
  6. Place a Dotted Scallop Rectangles die cut die (the second largest in the set) onto the cloud paper and roll through a die cutting machine.
  7. Carefully remove the die cut rectangle piece from the die cutting machine – since the clouds are a bit sticky still, you will need to be careful to keep the paper from tearing.
  8. Apply Clear Double Sided Adhesive strips from a roll onto the back of this die cut piece and adhere the background onto the card base.
  9. Add a preferred sentiment – I chose to use a hand written sentiment in black and some tiny alpha stickers – and embellish with half pearls in matching color.

Sanna LippertSanna LippertHere is a start-to-finish video about the card making process:

I hope you get inspired to try this idea out. I really enjoyed creating this glittery cloud background! Imagine how many beautiful backgrounds you could create this way just by changing the die cut die to match the occasion.

Happy creating,
Sanna

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Rainbow Sky
Dotted Scallop Rectangles
Clear Double Sided Adhesive – roll
Clear Double Sided Adhesive – sheet
Warm Diamond Silk Microfine Glitter

Other:
Half pearls
white cardstock
Tiny alpha stickers
Alcohol marker – aqua
Alcohol blending pen