Firstly, I’d like to thank Valentyna at The Paper Players for selecting my card as A Cut Above in last week’s challenge. It is fun playing with challenges and to be selected for an honour is the icing on the cake. You can see my card here.
Today’s card is due to an entirely different challenge. As I mentioned there was a hair cut yesterday, and that operation is known in my family to take a really long time. Eight hours kind of time! But the hair cut is just the start – my buddy Julia and I go together and then have lunch and solve the world’s problems. Or try to. Then there’s something we need to buy or a project at one of our houses that needs attention or even a pedicure as happened yesterday. And then we ended up at my house and Julia was looking at some of the product that I have on my table. The Celebrations Duo TIEF caught her eye and she started playing with it. Could she, she wondered, use a melon mambo watercolour pencil to add color to the debossed part? Yes you can but we didn’t like the result. The blender pen didn’t give what she was looking for. Next she wondered about a see through glitter kind of thing on top – I pulled out the dazzling diamonds glitter and a fine tip glue pen. She was happy with the piece and handed it to me as a “starter piece” and challenged me to make a card with it. Here’s a shot showing more of the sparkle.
I pulled out the Festive TIEF and ran through a whisper white layer and attached that to a thick whisper white card base. I trimmed down the celebrate piece (necessary because it was done on a piece of scrap with a hole cut out of it!), rounded the corners with the project life corner rounder and popped it up with a lot of dimensionals. It seemed a little too white so I added some melon mambo enamel dots. Julia was home by the time I did this, so I sent her a photo. She approved and I hope that you also like our collaboration card.
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See you tomorrow,