The June monthly challenge over on the Scrapping Clearly blog is an inspiration challenge - these colours are just devine dont you think!! You should give the challenge a go and be in the running to win some scrappy goodies!!
I've used these colours as inspiration for a birthday card I made for a gorgeous friend of mine - made using lots of goodies from Scrapping Clearly of course.
I often like to make larger square cards - this one is 14cmx14cm and used a sheet of A4 paper for the card base. I'm also loving using my Minc and foiling everything possible!! I printed (using a laser printer) my friends name and a sentiment on the bottom of the cardstock. I use MS Word to do this. I work out the positioning of the writing first by printing on A4 copy paper and when I'm happy with the placement I print onto the cardstock. Sometimes the printer can be a bit temperamental and I have to remember to change the settings to "cardstock" instead of "plain" paper.
The magic happens next with my Minc and gold foil - isn't this pretty!! And it is so personal!!
I've then added some layers of the Heidi Swapp "Hello Gorgeous" paper collection and a strip of glitter cardstock.
To embellish I used a chipboard element from my stash. I sprayed it with 2 coats of Heidi Swapp ColorShine. When dry I added some glitter paste around the edges. You can easily make your own glitter paste (in any colour you want to) by mixing some glitter with soft gloss gel. I just mix a small amount and paint it on. You could easily add other elements to the gel like beads or colour.
I used the same glitter paste to add some bling to the tips of my roses and leaves.
Why dont you give the challenge a go, and check out all the gorgeous products available in the Scrapping Clearly store :)
Scrapping Clearly products I've used include
Heidi Swapp "hello gorgeous" 12x12 paper pad
Heidi Swapp minc reactive foil - gold
Heidi Swapp 6" minc
American Crafts gold glitter cardstock
Heidi Swapp Blush ColorShine
Soft gloss gel
Heidi Swapp gold glitter or Prima art ingredients
Prima flowers and leaves
Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx