Share The Love Week !

June 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm 17 comments


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Hi there!

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.

First up; ‘Totally Awesome’ essentials-by-ellen-clear-stamps-totally-awesome-eestj-030-16_image1__51743-1454973812-250-250

and also a lovely die ‘Brushstroke Wonderful’ essentials-by-ellen-designer-dies-brushstroke-wonderful-by-julie-ebersole-eediej-044-16_image1__78008-1454629094-250-250

Both these products are designed by Julie Ebersole and I teamed it with some flowers and foliage from the 3 In Bloom sets; Anna’s Flora, and Addie’s Garden, but mostly Elsa’s Flora

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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17 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Helen Gullett  |  June 21, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    WOW!!! Gorgeous and stunning design!

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  • 2. Holly Saveur  |  June 21, 2016 at 1:37 pm

    Gorgeous!!

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  • 3. Susi  |  June 21, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Absolutely stunning … love the softness the vellum adds and the way that “wonderful” die cut sentiment flows across the page is fabulous!

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  • 4. Michele  |  June 21, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    Keren you’ve managed to used my favorite [vellum] in a most gorgeous way … acetate, and vellum are on my craft table today, too!
    =]

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    • 5. Michele  |  June 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      Wait! Dura-Lar? I’ll be investigating that! =]

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  • 6. conil  |  June 21, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    No…you are Absolutely Wonderful. Just look at this beauty…it’s so cleverly constructed and unique. And if that weren’t enough, and it never is in my eyes, the fussy cutting totally blew my mind (since I muddle through, mindless, most of the time, that’s really not a big change, for me). Like Michele, I had to look up Dura-Lar, you mentioned the acetate before…and, of course, I ordered it. Back to the card, seriously spectacular. You keep doing this and you’re going to get a reputation.

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  • 7. Denise Bryant  |  June 21, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    Beautiful card! I love the flowers you used, and the pretty softness from the Dura-lar!

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  • 8. Ruth Andrews  |  June 21, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    That’s gorgeous – I love how the die cut overlaps the edges and that dura-lar works so well. I love the offset sentiments – if I try to do that it only goes wonky! Xx

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  • 9. Marianne  |  June 21, 2016 at 6:09 pm

    This looks amazing!

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  • 10. onyx welborne  |  June 21, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Everything about this card is ingenious and unique! I love it! Can you suggest a good place to buy Dura lar? Thanks!! 🙂

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  • 11. Sue D  |  June 22, 2016 at 2:23 am

    This is absolutely beautiful!

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  • 12. chamorritacrafts  |  June 22, 2016 at 2:57 am

    What a beautiful card! Love the overall design of the card!! Just amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  • 13. Virginia L.  |  June 22, 2016 at 4:19 am

    This card is breath-taking!! Love it! It’s a gift in itself!

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  • 14. Agata  |  June 22, 2016 at 9:09 am

    Those flowers look as if they wanted to burst out of the card, just beautiful and very clever!

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  • 15. Joslyn Fowler  |  June 23, 2016 at 9:11 am

    This is sooooo stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 16. Ros Crawford  |  June 23, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Oh this is adorable! Love the design and those amazing layer!

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  • 17. raggiodiluce82  |  June 24, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Oh wow! Absolutely wonderful!!! ❤

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