The lovely Darnell is running another NBUS challenge.
The NBUS - I put a die set on my Christmas List and my son not only bought that but chose this one in addition. What's more, it's exactly the kind I would have chosen myself.
The optional theme - Apparently yesterday was national Bubblewrap appreciation day. Who knew?
I also didn't know that there was a list of National days. I've missed 'spaghetti', 'bubble bath' and 'cheese lovers' day but today is 'Inspire your heart with art day'.
So that settled it, I decided to go arty.
I've also, not exactly cased but, 'been inspired by' a card of Cornelia's here. (Cornelia's
cards are amazing. I don't pretend that mine are in the same class but I
loved the colours on this one). That was last week's theme but I'm always a bit
slow on the uptake.
I've also tried out a new technique.
Does that cover all the bases? I do want to have a go with bubble wrap one day.
So the new, to me, technique is to gently tap the dies with Versamark before embossing, not cutting, with them. Watch here but beware it will waste the rest of your day.
I then heat embossed in gold, wet the paper and sprinkled on brushos.
The candi in the centre is also coloured with Brusho.
What I've learnt - be careful if you are going to tape your dies down. This was my first attempt.
Oops. I brushed off all the powder and didn't emboss this one. I added brusho in the same way but there was not the same definition without the heat embossing. I had another go without the tape.
With a brush and some powder I went round the grooves and added some more colour. The card is ok but not as good as the first one.
Leane Creatief Flower 008 dies
Yellow and orange brushos
Paper smooches sentiment
I'm also hopping over to the Playground as I've used snippets.
It seems that Jan 9th was 'clean off your desk day'. I'm a bit late but I've just been crafting on the windowsill as there is currently no room on my desk so will get on to that pronto!
Take care and have a lovely crafty week. x