Hi everyone, welcome back to my blog. It's been a while... hope you are all as excited as I am about this blog hop. This time the Crazy Crafters are CASEing Rachel Tessman, my goodness what a gorgeous smile, makes you happy just looking at it!
So after going through every image I could find over the last week I created a short list. Now what is really funny is that yesterday I thought it was already Sunday and I thought I had missed it, the kids all gave me the der look (I'm sure you guys get that one, even with grown kids lol), Mum it's only Saturday. Let me tell you I was so excited! So from my shortlist I decided on this one. I just felt like it was talking to me... maybe because it's so darn fresh and beautiful looking.
Little did I know that I was biting off more than I could chew, I hadn't read the accompanying blog post (see link above), I had just saved the image. Rachels beautiful card was made with DSP!!!!! Eeeek! Who here loves the gorgeous scenes people make (I am jumping up and down over here Michelle Zindorf might be my favourite shhhh)? I however am completely inexperienced with the whole concept soooo I took a deep breath and jumped in. I started with a Whisper White card base and card front and grabbed some Bermuda Bay to layer it up a bit similar to Rachel. Then I got to the inky bit... So for me I lay down some Sahara Sand with a Sponge Dauber, then added a little more colour to the 'sand' with Soft Suede.
Next I put in my sky with Soft Sky, now I know this is retiring but as yet I haven't got hold of the new Balmy Blue colour... Then on to the ocean I went with Bermuda Bay and Night of Navy. I finished up the waves with the white pen same as Rachel used in her post which was a very cool effect.
Now as I usually do so well I started looking at my desk to see what I need to get down to finish the card and I come to the very bright realization that my Black Twine is still packed away somewhere after moving, doh.... But I had white, yippie, and an idea formed!
For the stamping on the card everything that Rachel used has been discontinued, so I went to hunting and I found the High Tide stamp set had little birdies very similar, shadows for the birdies are in that set too, one problem down. And Daisy Delight has these awesome little Reeds in it so there's the forefront of the card, these were stamped in Memento and Crumb Cake. I felt like mine needed a little more so I used the 'grass' out of the High Tide set too, also stamped in Crumb Cake.
The sentiment I could no longer do black as I didn't have the bakers twine so I decided I would do a 'reverse ombre' to what the card was from the sky to the ocean for a different effect. I used Celebrate out of the Celebrate You Thinlits Dies.
I decided I wanted the card a little 'grungy' so I distressed the edges then set to the task of sticking it all together. I Snailed the Bermuda Bay to the card base then I used Foam Adhesive Strips to stick down the front. I also used the Strips to pop up the sentiment. I used a Glue Dot to hold the knot in place...
Well I hope you like my take on Rachels gorgeous cards. Remember if you want any or all of the projects used you can go straight to my shop and buy them. Also if you haven't got a demonstrator yet and you would like a new catalogue as soon as it is available let me know and I will get one to you as soon as they come out. I'm always to have new friends to add to my customer and team bases so if you are looking for some fun and no pressure click the links provided.
Until next time stay well and Happy Crafting, Tam xx