Monday, July 09, 2018

Hello friend

Hi everyone,

Today's card is for the current Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where the theme is Red, White and Blue. Details on their blog here.

This would have been a perfect card for the 4th of July in the US. Oh well, I am a little late.
I used a technique by Jennifer McGuire that she calls Paint Dragging. You can find this on her Youtube channel.

I started by applying drops of red, white and blue acrylic paint to a large smooth 12 x 12 ceramic tile (Jennifer uses the glass media mat from Tim Holtz). My tile worked quite well actually.

I dragged the colours onto a plain piece of white cardstock. Once dry I ran the piece through my diecutting machine using a Studio Katia die. I set the circles aside in the order that they were cut it and then dry embossed another piece of cardstock using the same die. I wanted to have the detail of the die show up. Before I added this piece to my card base I applied some black ink to the edges of the card using black ink and a sponge dauber.

I then placed all the circles into their appropriate spaces. Added a hello die cut from black craft foam, stamped the sentiment and added some clear circle embellishments.

Well that's it for my card and thanks so much for stopping by.


Studio Katia Dotted Patterns: Loops die
Simon Says Stamp small hello die
Avery Elle Ellie stamp set
Pretty Pink Posh clear round crystals
Acrylic Paint - Red, White & Blue colours

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