Today on 365 cards (where there is a new challenge every day), the theme is 'So 'Fan'-tastic.
This is what the girls over on 365 say....
You know how you have your favorite tools, techniques, and embellies? Well for this challenge you get to use them all on one card and show off those things you are fanatical about!
Here are the specifics:
Use one technique, one tool, and one embellishment that you are just crazy about on your card.
Of course you can use more than one of these things, but you must use at least one of each to count.
So I thought I would show a card I made for my Aunt whose birthday it is this weekend.
What do I always reach for when making a card?...
For those who know my 'style' I've used the same idea that I highlighted in Craft Stamper this month, one I've always enjoyed as its as much of a suprise to me as anyone else as to what the result is lol, which is using up the scrap protective sheet of paper that I had been resting on for the past few days and make a background base from it. I first spotted the beautiful sleeping pixie stamp over on Rica's blog a few weeks ago and was perfect for my Aunt's card.
My FAN-atical things here would be....
Creating my own background by blending inks
a stencil/mask and sequin waste
Copics for colouring skin tones
My Daisy Daisy stamp from Stampotique which I love to use upside down
and a final finishing extra touch...in this case its fine glitter.
Cuter than my average card as it was for a special family member's birthday (she really wouldn't have appreciated a card that is perhaps a little more 'experimental' I'm sure), I really enjoyed making it, especially when I realised the pixie would sit so well amongst the throwaway masked area as though it was a stenciled pillow. All I had to do was use a fine pen line to emphasise it. (another of my favourite crafty items, fine black pen).
Normal service will be resumed asap... I'm working like mad on my usual messy stuff I promise, but am not allowed to reveal yet. :0)