Let’s get on to some crafty goodness with these wonderful creatures: Our Myths and Legends blog hop begins at the Scrapping for Less blog. There, you will find the complete lineup. AND…make sure you enter the Rafflecopter. You can find the new kit for May on the Subscription page as well as great photographs of the contents of the kit. Make sure to grab yours fast as it may sell out quickly! Thanks for joining us today!
Happy Crafting! P.S. for some fun facts on the elements and origins of the myths and legends of this month’s kit head to the Scrapping for Less blog for some little tidbits about our legendary elements.
Hello Everyone! This month’s kit is so much fun! It is different from other theme’s and I loved it. Below are the 4 cards I created using the above card sketches and this month I am showing my Sneak Peek for those who may have missed it!
Card 1, Collection 1, Sketch 2
These sequins screamed “Shaker Card” to me! For this card, I decided to use the Nessie ephemera piece because I thought it was perfect size for this 5×5 square.
Using the sketch as a guide, I cut the various pattern papers and matted with black card stock so each pattern would be pop instead of blend into one another. I created a shaker piece by using a scalloped circle die to cut a piece of black card stock, acetate and pattern paper. I used a “plain” circle die to cut a window in the black card stock to create a frame. I only used 1 layer of foam tape for 2 reasons; 1) I didn’t want a lot of movement in the shaker 2) I didn’t want to add too much more bulk. (If you want more movement, you may want to use a double layer of foam.)
Card 2, Collection 2, Sketch 1
Collection 2 has some beautiful pattern paper and sketch 2 was perfect for showing it off. The ribbon included is thicker so it was perfect for this design. This collection has a nice size Pegasus stamp from Sunny Studio. I hand stamped the image with MFT Extreme Black ink, which is great for Copic coloring. I colored in the image and then die cut it.
The card was fairly easy and the majority of time was spent coloring the image. I cut the pattern paper with a stitched rectangle die, added some ribbon and adhered the Pegasus image on with foam tape. To finish the card, I used some Nuvo Glitter drops – Sherbert Shimmer. (Remember to let it dry before you start handling the card – haha)
Card 3, Collection 3, Sketch
How cute are these fairies? I hand stamped the fairies from the Avery Elle stamp set found in this collection and colored them with Copic markers. Once colored I die cut the images and added Wink of Stella glitter brush onto the wings.
I used a stitched rectangle die to cut the main panel. I also used the same die to cut the other 2 pieces of pattern paper so they had matching stitched lines. I also used a stitched scallop border die for the pink and white polka dot paper. In the sketch, where is shows stars, I chose to add a flower and a fairy. I put a sequin in the middle of each paper flower.
Card 4, Collection 4, Sketch 4
This card was super fun and I love the look of the “Moss” by Darice but it is messy! I think if I did this again, I might use a spray adhesive, let it dry, then handle it. I will let you know if or how that works… I’m not sure if that would make it better?
I cut the circle card base with the largest circle die I had in my stash. I used a smaller circle die for the pattern paper. The image was hand stamped with MFT Extreme black ink and colored with Copic markers. The “Moss” does have adhesive on the back. I cut the piece to fit the circle and peeled the backing off the adhesive and stuck it to my pattern paper. I used liquid glue and foam tape to adhere our gnomes to the “Moss”.
My Sneak Peek (featured on the SFL Blog on May 22) – Usually I include my sneak peek into my blog post each month but this month I wanted to make 4 new cards for the blog hop. But, I included the picture below in case you missed it!
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I hope you enjoy and get inspired!