Hello my crafty friends and thanks for stopping by! Today I’m sharing with you the card I made to participate in the new Fortnight challenge over on the Crafty Friends Challenge Blog. This time the challenge is to add embellishments. I love me a good jewel, pearl, or sequin so I was excited. I wanted my card to be different than just a card with a few embellishments scattered here and there so I came up with the idea for this card. I made a Get Well card similar to this awhile ago but I changed up how I made it and (obviously) what it looks like. Let’s get to it!
First, I was going to need a mask so I cut a piece of Simon Says Stamp masking paper to the size of an A2 card and then centered a circle die on it and ran it through my die cutting machine. Once it was cut, I peeled the backing off of the negative and placed it on my A2 card base.
The jewels I used are the Little Things from Lucy’s Cards, they’re my favorite to use. The colors I used (in rainbow order) are the: Rose Pink mix, Cherry mix, Tangerine mix, Lemon mix, Lime mix, Shimmering Pool mix, Blueberry mix, and Grape mix. I then got to placing and gluing my jewels into the circle. I started with the pink and the red and did two large, two medium, and two small, alternating the colors to create a pattern. I glued the gems down using my favorite Ranger Multi Medium Matte liquid adhesive. I like using this for embellishments because it has a strong hold and when it dries, it’s clear and matte making it unnoticeable if you got a bit where you didn’t want it to go. After I did pink and red, the next circle was orange and yellow, then green and blue, then blue and purple. I made sure to start at a different point in the circle so it would be staggered.
I put the sentiment from the Simon Says Stamp ‘Lots of Thanks’ stamp set in the center of the circle. I stamped it down with my Versafine Onyx Black ink and then covered it with my Ranger Holographic embossing powder and heat set it. I wanted all of the attention to be on the circles.
This is the final product once everything had dried and cooled down. In total, laying down the jewels and glueing them down took me an hour and a half. Definitely a labor of love. What would you create for this challenge, or what did you create? I’d love to know!
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