Monday, April 2, 2018
We’re In This Together
Today I have a bold, multi-layered card for you. I made this for the 2018 Autism Awareness Blog Hop that’s happening right now but I love how it came out so I thought I’d share the craftiness here too.
I had a bright blue and silver alcohol ink piece ready made which I decided to use as royal blue is the offical colour for Autism Awareness. Plus I love blue so win-win in my book. If you don’t have alcohol inks yet, I urge you to try them!! It’s so much fun!
This is actually quite a simple card to make but it looks complex thanks to some clever foam sheet, a cover die and those lovely layered sentiment stamps from Neat & Tangled. It also wouldn’t be a card from me without some heat embossing and sequins, right??
My card base is made with Lawn Fawn Licorice card stock, I love this smooth card stock and reach for it all the time when I need black card stock. Speaking of which, I need to order more as I’m down to my last few sheets!! Yikes!
The cover plate I used for this is the Neat & Tangled Polygon Cover Plate and I attached the alcohol ink piece to the foam before I ran it through my BigShot, which I thought was rather genius to avoid the fiddling with all the small pieces. My original idea was to remove all the tiles and use them on another card but once it was diecut I loved it so much as it was, I decided to add the whole thing to the card base. I did take out 5 tiles before I did that though as I wanted a really dimensional look for this card to represent the different “layers” of autism and that it’s not a “flat” diagnosis if that makes sense? These loose tiles I adhered to the card, slightly off the spot where they had been taken out off and then I added a sequin to both the tile and the hole it left behind. These are from Pretty Pink Posh and are called Sparkling Clear Sequin Mix. This is one of my favorite mixes ever as it has sequins in so many sizes!
For the sentiment I used Neat & Tangled again, this time the stamp set called Together and the coordinating diecut. I love these as they have that ‘shadow’ die cut, i.e. the layering die cut. Another genius idea! I cut one of them in both black card stock and foam sheet so I could layer that up too. I stamped the ‘Together’ bit on the black piece of card stock and heat embossed it with Altenew Platinum crisp embossing powder. It looks gorgeous if I may say so myself. It just melts like butter and is all smooth.
The other part of the sentiment, ‘we’re in this’, I stamped with Altenew Tide Blue ink on white card stock and trimmed down. This little slip I adhered to the card just under the tile in the top right corner and secured it with some Multi Media Matte.
Well, there we have it! If you have the time, you should definitely check out the Autism Awareness blog hop as there are so many fun and fabulous projects to get inspiration from and Vanessa is surely on standby to help you out if you find some stamp or die set you simply neeeeeeeeed. No judgement from me, promise!