Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Signs Of Autumn


     A new challenge has started at The Paper Funday this morning, this month's twist to our Anything Goes challenge is All About The Candy. I have chosen to stay with an Autumn theme by using one of our sponsor images, Signs Of Autumn by Jan's Digis.
     This digi comes blank or pre coloured, I chose to colour a blank image but used the pre coloured as a guide to help me see where one leaf stopped and another started.
     The blank image was printed four times on smooth white cardstock, this gave me one image to die cut with a rectangle, two to trim and layer, with one left to experiment on. I planned my colours on the play piece and tried out various combinations before colouring my main image with alcohol markers.
     Using foam pads I layered the jar after giving it a little curve and added the leaves on top. A small Thanks stamp added to the bottom makes it a useful little addition to my card stash.
     The main image panel was matted on a dark orange card then a very dark brown before going on a 7x5 Kraft card blank.
     Pop over to The Paper Funday to see all the fabulous inspiration the team have come up with, then come and join us with your project.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
(PIN)spirational - #294 October
Everybody-Art - #521 Autumn
Shopping Our Stash - #480 Leaf Me Alone
Use Your Stuff - #468 Autumn/Fall

Wednesday, 7 September 2022

Thinking Of You


     A new challenge at The Paper Funday has begun today, we are an Anything Goes challenge with an optional twist, this month's twist is Thinking Of You.
      My card is quite small at only 4 inches square but it packs a lot of Autumn colour. The leaves were made by using double sided sticky sheets on card, then covering it with gilding flakes, I find this is much easier and faster than using special glue when covering a large area.
      The leaf dies are Vintage Leaves from John Next Door, they have a solid shape and a veined shape to match. Using the gilded card and some black card I cut several leaves to make a small bunch, each leaf has a little shaping so they don't sit completely flat.
      To continue the Autumn theme I have used a Autumn Orange linen card from Crafts Too, which is matted on black and then on to a Kraft card blank.
      A simple sentiment was stamped in black across the top, a small but bright card just to let someone know they are in your thoughts.
      There is a wealth of inspiration over on The Paper Funday challenge, pop over and have a look, then join in the challenge with your own project.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Hand Stamped Sentiments - #397 Inspiration 
Get Creative - #115 Fall/Autumn
613 Avenue Create - #202209 Anything Goes/twist-Leaves
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #2236 Anything Goes
Love To Craft - #70 Anything Goes
Inspiration Station - #37 Leaves and Autumn Colours

Wednesday, 3 August 2022

The Paper Funday Friendship


     The new challenge at The Paper Funday has begun. It's an Anything Goes challenge with an optional twist, this month's twist is Friendship.
     This card started with a white card blank, embossed with a woodgrain folder, then distressed with brown ink.
     The large circle is cut from a cork sheet, making sure the dies were off centre. Sunflowers always brighten things up so three were made with yellow card, centres coloured with brown pen and then covered with brown and black Flowersoft. A few green leaves tucked in here and there made it look more real.
     Friend was die cut into Kraft card and backed with gold mirri card. The straight end was tucked under the cork ring, a little foam tape underneath the word lifted it up enough for the forked end to sit over the ring.
     A few small glass drops were added to the card for extra interest. Rather simple and thin enough to post as standard, a bright little card to make a friend smile.
     Please drop in to see all the inspiration at The Paper Funday, then come and join us with your creations.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Creative Fingers - #236 Anything Goes
Love To Craft - #69 Anything Goes
Crafts Galore Encore - #102 Anything Goes

Wednesday, 6 July 2022

Paper Funday At The Beach


      The new challenge this month at The Paper Funday is anything goes, with an optional twist of A Day At The Beach. I love the beach so I chose to follow the twist with this card.
     I started with a white card blank and taped it to my craft mat with masking tape, so I could keep a white border all the way around the card. Then I stamped the lighthouse image with blue ink and the sentiment block aswell, with the ink left on the stamp I stamped on masking sheet, cut out and covered the block area.
     With the masking sheet and tape in place I used a stencil to make the background. Using a little of the same ink as the stencilling I added some colour to the stamped image, but not very much.
     The masking sheet was removed from the block area and the sentiment was stamped in the same blue ink as the image. Once completely dry the masking tape was removed from the card edges, a simple, flat card was the result.
     Our challenge at The Paper Funday is anything goes but you can follow the twist if it inspires you, please take a look at all the DT inspiration and then join us with your creations.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Cardz 4 Guyz - #299 Summer
Gem Of A Craft - Wk14 Anything Goes

Friday, 10 June 2022

Living Hinge Pocket Journal

     A simple pocket journal made with envelopes and the new Living Hinge die set from John Next Door. This was a great way to use some of the large stack of 12x12 papers I have in my stash.

    All the envelopes in this journal were made using scrapbook papers but you could easily use ready made envelopes instead, decorating them with stamping or stencils.
     For this journal I made 8 envelopes, joining them together with one length of tape across the middle width on each one, forming a concertina of pockets.
     Each pocket has a white card that slides inside, edged with the bracket die from the set. These could house some favourite photographs from a special occasion making it a tailor made photo album.
     To house these pockets the album was made using 1.5 A4 sheets of 1mm greyboard, covered with scrapbook papers using PVA glue. Once dry the full A4 sheet was die cut down the middle with the Living Hinge, the A5 piece was cut with the Bracket die, then the hinge die allowing enough on the straight side to attach to the large piece. Remember when bending the hinge to use something round as a support underneath so it doesn't fold in the wrong place and leave you with a buckled spine. Both parts were taken outside and given a couple of light coates of spray varnish to seal the paper.
     Using redline tape the bracket flap was attached to the A4 cover to form a wrap round cover, these were then held together with a Velcro type disc under the flap. The Velcro didn't like sticking to the varnished cover very much so I had to add some redline tape to the back of the discs.
     The pockets were placed in the cover and held in place with pegs until I was happy with their placement and the book opened properly, using redline tape they were then stuck in place one side at a time. As the cover is opened the pockets all fan out, you could use more than 8 envelopes to give you a fuller book if you wish.

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Love To Scrap - #155 Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - #232 Anything Goes
Get Creative #112 At Least Two Patterned Papers
Craft Rocket - #93 Girls
Through The Purple Haze - #193 Anything But Square

Monday, 6 June 2022

Living Hinge Flip Flap Journal

     This has been made with the new Living Hinge die from John Next Door and his older Tag Card die set. Journals are very popular and so very useful, now with this die it's easy to make your own.
     The die is thicker and the 'cutting' edge is deeper so it will go through thicker materials, all you will need to do is work out the best 'sandwich' for your machine.
     The cover was made using an A4, 1mm thick piece of greyboard and two double sided 12x12 papers. The greyboard was coated with PVA glue, then placed on to the scrapbook paper and smoothed down with a clean brayer, this gives a good even pressure all over to stop any air bubbles appearing, repeat for the inside cover. If you use a directional pattern always double check this second cover is the same way up as the first.
     With the chosen outside facing up the die was fixed with tape across the middle of the sheet and run through the machine carefully. Each machine is slightly different so it's a case of gently trying until the correct 'sandwich' is found for a good clean pass, various layers of thin card can be added or removed to reach this, never force the die through.
      To get the even curve across the spine I gently bent it around a strong cardboard tube from the middle of a tin foil roll, this meant it had support as it curved and didn't buckle and fold. Once curved the cover was taken outside and sprayed with a couple of light coates of varnish, this will protect the paper and keep it clean.
     The inside was made using the Large Tag Card die set from May 2020. Each section was cut in a different colour, one that matched the colours in the cover pattern. Shapes to write on were cut in cream for the coloured pages and taupe for the cream page, all edged with Distress Ink and glued in place. For the small square tabs the offcuts from the cover papers were used to keep the continuity of colour and pattern.
     On the last page there is a small envelope to hold little trinkets like ticket stubs or labels, it's covered with another piece of the cover paper for decoration.
     Working out how to glue the pages in took a few minutes, I pegged it in place to see if the book would open correctly before making the final decision. I found that it was best to leave 1.5inches from the spine edge clear of glue, this left enough of the flip flap pages to glue down but also left a free moving area at the spine for the book to fully open without buckling the pages.
     I can honestly say that this was a joy to make and, like most crafters, I have a stash of papers I can now use to make journals for all manner of things. 
      This was made with 1mm greyboard, covered with two sheets of ds paper, it bent with gentle persuasion, I also tried a 1.25mm mount board that did not like to be bent. I think the composition of the board you are bending will make a difference so take a little time to experiment before you use your favourite papers.

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Crafting Happiness - #124 Anything Goes
Get Creative - #112 At Least Two Patterned Papers
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #2223 Anything Goes
Gem Of A Craft - #12 Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Lovers - #14 Anything Goes

Wednesday, 1 June 2022

Father's Day at The Paper Funday


     The new challenge at The Paper Funday begins today. We are an Anything Goes challenge with an optional twist, this month it's Masculine. I chose to make a Father's Day card.
     Using Kraft card I die cut the words with John next Door's individual letter squares, this gave me the chance to lay it out like scrabble tiles.
     I wasn't sure how well the die cut letters would stand up to a woodgrain embossing folder, so I used a ball tool to score the grain lines and a little green ink to highlight them.
     For decoration I have used die cut ivy touched over with a little white ink, a few punched flowerpots and some stamped and cut garden tools. All of these items have had a little shaping so they aren't completely flat.
     On the back of the main panel there is foam tape all around the outer edge but also in between the letters so it doesn't sag. Some of this tape is visible from the outside at an angle so it has been coloured brown with an alcohol ink pen.
     The main panel was stuck onto a satin gold mat layer on a white DL card blank. All the decorations were then added to the card with a strong PVA glue or tiny foam pads.
     With the addition of acetate this could be made into a shaker card for added interest.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash - #471 Make Mine A Tall One
Try It On Tuesday - For The Man In Your Life

Monday, 23 May 2022

Cold Frame Sunflowers

     John Next Door has some new dies out this week, the box frame, window pane and my favourite, the sunflower. This box frame is similar to a past one but this one is just under 6inches square.

     The frame was cut from Kraft card, cutting the straight window panes in the front. For the shelves I die cut the edge of the box frame three times, this gave me the right size to fit inside the frame after a little tweeking on the length. The shelves were made and offered up before gluing to make sure they would fit, I was going to have three but after this step it became two, it didn't look right and the pots wouldn't fit.

     Once the shelves were in place redline tape was added to the back of them and a plain off white watercolour card square was stuck in as the backing panel. Fixing the backing to the shelves was important and stopped it bowing out behind the pots.
     A woodgrain frame was die cut in Kraft card and inked with brown to highlight the pattern, this was then stuck on the front around the window opening.
     A small card stand was also cut in Kraft card ready to go on the back of the box once finished.

     For the pots a small flowerpot punch and some orange card was used, a little ink stippled on the pots knocked back the bright orange and a gentle curve added to give them shape.
     For the foliage I used lots of different dies form John's previous releases, cut in various shades of green and inked up with a variety of colours to make them all look different. The sunflowers were cut in yellow and the centres filled with some flock type granules from stash.
     To get each pot to stand on the shelf a small strip of card was cut and folded to form a little square loop, this loop was stuck to the back of the pot and then each pot was stuck to the shelf with the same loop.
     With all pots in position a tall sunflower was die cut and added to the outside of the frame and the card stand was glued on the back. 

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Dare 2B Artzy - Flowers
International Art & Soul - #134 Say It With Flowers
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #182 Anything Goes
Gem of A Challenge - Wk11 Anything Goes     (Top 3)

Wednesday, 4 May 2022

Say Hello To The Wallace Family


     This month's optional twist at The Paper Funday is 'Family', this is the Wallace Family by Lavinia Stamps. Did you know a group of hedgehogs is called an 'array'?
     The main image panel was started with a leaf print taken from a media plate onto water colour card. I like smooth card but there is less buckling with watercolour card when using paint or fluid ink.
     Using a stamp press the Wallace family were stamped with Versafine ink three times to get a good coverage.
      A little black pencil under each hog grounds them before a light dusting of Distress Ink across the bottom of the panel adds a hint of green. There is a narrow black mat layer to make the hogs pop but when put over a plain white card blank it didn't look right, so using the same Distress Ink I stamped around the edge of the card blank and blended the edges too.
     The image panel was then put on foam tape before being added to the lightly decorated card blank. A greeting was needed but it had to be something simple. A single layer die cut looked alright but I wanted it raised, this one has no room to add foam pads so I cut it out four times and glued the layers together to form a 'chipboard' like greeting.
     The Paper Funday is an anything goes challenge but we always have an optional twist, this month it's 'family', so pop over and join us with your papercraft creations whether they're family or not.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Dream Valley - #269 Four Legged Friends
Simon Says Stamp - Masculine
Critter Crazy - #62 Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
Stamping Sensations - Anything Stamped/option Flora or Fauna

Friday, 22 April 2022

Summer Lantern Birdcage

     The new Summer Lantern from John Next Door is great for small gifts and party decorations. The inserts from the Pop Box die sets also fit this new die giving you even more ways to decorate.
     The bird inside the cage was die cut in Shrink Plastic, but like a nitwit I was so keen to shrink it I forgot to colour it first, thank goodness for alcohol markers.
     The wings were stuck on with some very strong glue, then I threaded some nylon twine through the wings ready to be hung in the cage.
     A cage full of flowers would be rather nice too and maybe a little more trimming to make a opening door.
     The cage was cut in silver mirri card, I used the fancy floral die from the new lantern in the roof but used the square grid window from the Christmas Pop Box on the sides. With a rule and a sharp knife I cut some of the bars out of each window to make it look more like a cage.
     Once assembled I cut a square of Kraft card to go on the floor of the cage so it looked a little more like the paper my Mum used to put in the Finches cage many years ago.
     The roof was pulled together with some silver ribbon tied off in a bow, then I added some silver cord so it can be hung up.
     It looked a little bare on top so I added some leaves and a flower with a hint of blue to match the bird.
     There are so many things you can do with this little lantern and being able to use some of the dies you may already have makes it a die set worth having.

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
Through The Craft Room Door - 12th April Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #180 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts - #449 Wings and Things/Furry Friends
Creative Fingers - #229 Anything Goes
Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #2216 Anything Goes

Sunday, 10 April 2022

Ares Quilted Leaves


     This was made with two new die sets from John Next Door, Vintage Leaves and Ares background die. Die's can be used for embossing as well as cutting as long as you use a silicone mat and the right sandwich of plates for your machine.
     I cut a rectangle of off white card to the required size, then using various Autumn colours I cut the leaves. The leaves were stuck down on the card with a good strong PVA glue and left to dry.
     Once dry I put the background die on top of the card and ran it through the embossing machine. My machine is a little worn so the rollers are slack, for my own machine (Bigshot)I used the following sandwich, from top to bottom.....Cutting plate, die, card, silicone mat, cutting plate, one cereal packet card, base plate (no tab sheets). You will need to try this on scrap to find the ideal sandwich for your machine before you try it on your project.
     Once you have mastered your own machine you can use many different dies to 'quilt' with. This can be very effective if used under the same die cut background as the raised areas fill the gaps and give a perfect 'quilted' look.
     To mat and layer this I used some of the same card used for the leaves, not wanting to use too much of this precious card I gutted the layers, cutting out the middle part that will never be seen and isn't required for support.
     A layer of double sided foam tape around the top card before going onto the bottom layer gave it a little height.
     For the greeting I wanted something raised but this one was too thin for foam tape. The answer was to cut it once in the gold and three more times in white card, then stick them all together with the gold on top, making the greeting stand tall and solid.
     This makes a nice card for a man, still colourful but no flowers, it could be made in shades of blue or green and still be effective.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Gem Of A Challenge - #8 Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers - April Anything Goes with Dies
Craft Rocket - #91 For The Boys/Men
The Male Room - #161 Dry Embossing
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #179 Anything Goes
Allsorts - #671/2 Masculine
Crafty Catz - #590 Anything Goes

Wednesday, 6 April 2022

Mum's Dragon


     This months optional theme at The Paper Funday is April Showers, there's no rain on this one but the flower would make a perfect umbrella. The image is by Lee Holland, it is available as a digi stamp, although this one is an acrylic stamp.
     I stamped with Versafine black ink on smooth white card a couple of times, my colouring is not great so I thought I should have a spare just in case.
     My Mum is Welsh so the dragon had to be red rather than green. I used watercolour pencils and a water brush to colour him in.
     The image panel and mat layer are cut with a notched square die set and mounted on to a dark green card. I kept it all flat as it had to be posted and I didn't want any hiccups to delay it's arrival.
     The Paper Funday is an Anything Goes challenge with an optional twist, so whatever you have made with card or paper is fine with us.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create - #202204 Anything Goes/option April Showers
Send A Smile 4 Kids - Cards for Mum's/Special Ladies
The Fairy and The Unicorn - Anything Fantasy Goes
Crafting Happiness - #122 Anything Goes

Tuesday, 15 March 2022

A Tree For All Seasons


   The new Tree Of Life die set from John Next Door lends itself to much more than card making. I love making 3D projects and this was perfect to use with the Stepped Lantern for a seasonal terrarium.
     Using Kraft card I cut four trees and folded each one in half. The next step was to glue the trees together in pairs.
     While the trees were drying I cut the Stepped Lantern in acetate, with a black card base and assembled it.
     To get the tree to stand up and stay strong I added two thin strips of Kraft card to the bottom of the trunk before gluing the two sides together to form a complete tree.
     For Spring I die cut lots of pink flowers with one of the dies in the set, shaped them and glued them all over a quarter of the tree. I didn't add leaves as many trees flower before any leaves appear.
     The next section was Summer, a healthy covering of green leaves in several shades, all shaped and glue onto the branches.

     Using the same leaf die I cut lots of leaves in Autumn shades, shaped them and glue them onto the tree.
     For Winter I used some flock and a little Flowersoft, both in white. 
     I cut a base to go inside the lantern and made a slit in the centre. I passed the extra tabs on the bottom of the tree through the slit and glued them on the underside, I also added glue around the trunk on the right side of the base.
     Once the glue was dry and the tree was firm on it's base I inked, with green, the half that was under Spring and Summer. Using some flock and Flowersoft from my stash I decorated the 'ground', adding fallen leaves to Autumn and snow to Winter.

     When the tree and base were dry I gently slid them into the terrarium, gluing the 'ground' to the base. A little check on the tree to tidy up any stray decoration and make sure the inside of the acetate was clean before using a length of cord to seal the top.
     Die cut ivy was then used on the top to add some interest to the outside.
     It was a little fiddly in places but not as complicated as you might think, the main thing is to make sure the tree is standing firmly on it's base, you don't want it falling over once inside the terrarium.

I would like to enter this project in the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft - #3 Anything Goes
Classic Design - #3 Anything Goes
Daisy Chain - #61 Use Dies
Happy Little Stampers with Dies - Anything Goes with Dies
Love To Craft - #67 Anything Goes
The Four Seasons - Anything Goes Spring
Gem Of A Craft - #6 Anything Goes

Wednesday, 2 March 2022

Spring Blooms

     Today is the start of our March challenge at The Paper Funday. We are an anything goes challenge with an optional twist, this month it's Spring.
     My chosen digi image is from Eureka! Stamps called Frame Full Of Flowers. It comes as a line drawn image ready for you to colour, but as my colouring skills are pretty basic I chose to work it another way. 
     I did colour an image but it didn't look very good so I decided to just fill in the background areas with black to make the flowers and foliage pop. Having coloured an image I had something to use as reference on this one, trying to pick out what was a leaf rather than background was much easier.
     Just black and white was nice but it needed a lift, so I used a gold glitter gel pen to highlight all the flower stamens. I also cut off the rope border that surrounds the image to mount it on black card.
     To make it a little more Spring like I used a bright yellow mat layer for that pop of cheerful colour. Mounting it on a white card didn't look quite right, it took away from the image, so I used a Kraft card instead.
     A very simple card made with a pretty digi stamp, hopefully proving that if you are like me and not so good at colouring, you can still use them to create individual artworks.
     Please pop over and join us at The Paper Funday with your creative projects, we would love to see what you have made with paper and card.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Crafts Galore Encore - #97 Anything Goes
Crafting Happiness - #121 Anything Goes
Paperminutes - #733 Spring

Wednesday, 2 February 2022

Paper Funday Hugs and Kisses


     A new challenge begins today at The Paper Funday, it's anything goes but I have chosen to follow the optional twist of Hugs and Kisses.
     This is made with a mix of old and newish dies from John Next Door. The old die is the cut out heart in the middle, it's from a set that goes well with the pop out box. This has been cut into the front of a DL card blank so that the purple card behind can be seen.
     The newer dies are the strip dies used to make the edging at top and bottom of the card and the embossing on the silver satin card. To use dies as embossing templates is easy and it gives them yet another use. Place a silicon embossing mat under the card you wish to emboss, place the die on the card and run through the machine, you will need to adjust your 'sandwich' - for my machine I use two pieces of card from a cereal box with my clear plates, leaving out the 1 & 2 shims.
     Each silver heart has a scalloped edge purple heart underneath to tie it in with the card liner. It looked a little bare so I used some silver peel off borders to bring in a little more silver, I have lots of peel offs in my stash so it's time to use\them up. I don't feel it's cheating, I know if I tried to stamp a long border like that it would fine until the last bit so at least this way it looks even.
     The Paper Funday has lots of inspiration for you so please pop over and take a look, then come and join us with your creation.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Shopping Our Stash - #463 Heart and/or beets
International Art & Soul - #126 All About Love/Hearts
Use Your Stuff - #440 Embossing

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Rainbow Frame


     This card was made using the cut out frame left over from the card in the last post. If you haven't seen it then this was white card that has been coloured with the new Mica Magic Spring set from John Next Door.
     Mica Magic doesn't just colour card, it will work on many different surfaces, including vellum. The flowers were cut in vellum using the Cornflower die set and the corresponding leaves. Both flowers and leaves were coloured with the mica, for a stronger colour work on the front and for a paler colour work on the back of the vellum.
     To mount up on a white card blank I used some bright green card that was a close match to one of the mica colours. On top of this I used some pink Craft Artist glitter card covered with a die cut layer of a sort of squashed berry colour, again similar to one of the mica colours used. The berry and glitter layer was mounted on 1mm foam while the rainbow frame was mounted on 2mm foam tape over the berry card leaving a border showing.
     Once the frame was in place I was able to add the flowers and leaves to pop out from within the frame, filling in the open areas on the berry card.
     This card has used up some offcuts and a few new bits, it's a good way to make great use of what you've already got on your work bench from previous projects.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
C.R.A.F.T. - #623 New
Watercooler Wednesday - #332 All Things Feminine 
Try It On Tuesday - In With The New
Cut It Up - #243 Anything Goes
Creative Fingers - #222 Anything Goes

Monday, 10 January 2022

Rainbow Mica Magic


     If you haven't worked with mica before then give it a try, this is Mica Magic, it comes in cake form rather than powder but can be used in the same way. This mica has a binding agent in it already which makes it a little creamy in texture, but it will still dust onto a project just like a powder.
     This pallet is the new Spring set from John Next Door, a selection of gorgeous Spring colours.
     To begin this card I coloured an A6 piece of white card with the mica, just using my finger to paint it on in stripes. Once I'd covered the card I left it for a few minutes, then buffed it wish a soft cloth, this brings up the shine of the mica and because of the binding agent it doesn't rub off the card.
     With some of the rectangle dies I cut two frames and a panel from the rainbow card. For this card I only wanted the panel and the outer frame, I have used the inner frame for another project so nothing was wasted.
     To make the background I used a stencil on white card and the white pearl mica from the set, this gives some pattern but doesn't complicate the colours.
     The amazing thing about Mica Magic is you can stamp and emboss over it without having to use specialised ink, I used a Versamark ink pad and detail embossing powder.
     The card blank has been coloured blue around the edge, then the white patterned background was mounted on 1mm foam. The frame was mounted flush to the white background with the sentiment panel went on 2mm foam in the centre.
     I always loved working with mica powders but Mica Magic is so much easier to use as it's less messy, there is no dust floating around when you use it and you still get that great shine.

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Dream Valley - #261 Anything New
Allsorts - #658 Anything Goes / option~New     Top 5
Stamping Sensations - Anything Stamped Goes / option~add a die
Let's Craft and Create - # 179 Anything Goes / option~New