I spent a day recently at my crafty desk trying not to use a digi image!
I have only been colouring since April (2014!) and before that inking, stamping and distressing was my love, but since discovering my alcohol markers I have not made anything without a focal digi stamp for ages!
The sentiment is one that meant so much to me, reaching out to my family, a time to come together no matter what and just be xxx
Here's what I used:
Sentiment: Create with TLC - free sentiments and this is one that really spoke to me and the Christmas feeling :D
Backing elements: Shabby Blue Frost Elements Pack 2 by Michele R Designs - Another make just using tags and tickets! No backing papers were used at all! I love working with different ways to use our stash x (the insert was also from the elements pack.
Colour: Instead of ink I used Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Wax! I had real trouble to get the lustre to show up on the pics so you will just have to trust me, its gorgeous lol Cosmic Shimmer products are available at That Craft Place
Embellies: varies funky ribbons, bling and a die cut from a Joy Crafts die (butterfly border) - from That Craft Place
No here's how because as you can see, its just all layered. I cut an 8x8 inch card base down to 6.5 inch square so I could hang over and still get it in the envelope for mailing!
I laid the central sentiment once matted onto the base card roughly were I wanted it and used a pencil to lightly mark the edges on the base card. This meant when I removed it I knew how much of the base card I needed to cover with my random placing of the tags and tickets. Once done and glued down I then used foam tape to layer the sentiment in place...then add bling!
Here's the close ups:
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you leave me a comment before you go as I love to read them and I really do appreciate the time you take to do it xxx
Happy Crafting :D
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