Share The Love Week !
I’m delighted to be joining in with the Share The Love week, which is a collaboration between Ellen Hutson and Winnie & Walter. Today’s challenge is ‘Sentimental’ and it’s all about making the sentiment the main thing.
More on how I did that in a minute; first up- what I created this card with!
Ellen Hutson kindly sent 2 products for us to use and they fitted in so perfectly with Winnie & Walter products.
So- to start with, I did a little masking (ok, make that a fair few layers of masking). I needed there to be depth without any layers! I die cut the sentiment out from post-it notes and stuck that down too so I knew where I needed to avoid colouring.
In order for the sentiment to stand out but still have the impact of the flowers, I used some matt Dura-lar which is a thicker film than vellum, doesn’t tear and in fact takes Archival Ink beautifully. The base of the card is a tent folded acetate blank.
Once I’d stamped and coloured. I then trimmed the piece of cardstock out so the central part was smaller and the edges had the shape of the flowers and foliage.
I folded a smaller part of the Dura-lar over at the top, lined it up with the edges of the card layer and then drew the outline of the bottom of the flowers onto the film. I then cut it out. The reason I wanted the opaqueness on the card was to make the flowers more subtle so the sentiment stood out, but giving a hint of vibrancy around the edges.
You can see I also slightly offset the film so the stamped sentiment got a subtle shadow to it too!
Adhering it was a little tricky; I stuck it to the reverse of the acetate. I now had the film sticking out too much. I added a little double sided tape onto the cardstock where the die cut was to be on the front and managed to secure it.
I could have added a wash tape edge and secured it more flush, but I wanted a clean look. I added a Posca paint pen for the tiny dot details around the edges. Die- cut the ‘wonderful’ twice, stack them one slightly above the other and you have a unique card showcasing the sentiment!
There are challenges each day this week for you to join in with;
Do have a look and join in with the challenges over on the Winnie & Walter blog– there are prizes too! 2 random commenters from the Share the Love Week posts on the w&w blog will receive the stamp set and die from Ellen I’ve used here (thank you Ellen!).
Each day 1 randomly drawn participant will receive a $25 credit to Ellen Hutson AND a $25 credit to the w&w shop.
That’s well worth joining in for!
See you soon xx