CardTutorial- FUNN with Craft Roulette

Good morning I have a new card tutorial for you today. This card was created with the parameters from the Craft Roulette Live craft challenge with Mary Gunn.

Every Friday at 5:30 PM Mountain Standard Time Mary invites crafters to her studio to create a card. She spins the Craft Roulette wheel and four parameters are set for the challenge. Once the parameters are set, she and her special guest create using these parameters. Viewers have until Sunday at midnight to create a card and submit their contribution online. There are prizes if you contribute and a whole lot of fun to participate in the live chat. The parameters always leave room for interpretation. If you can explain it, you can do it.

Last week’s parameters were the following:

  • Project – Thinking of you.
  • Colors – Fairytale
  • Element– hears your ears
  • Random–Stamped Background.

So for last week’s card, here’s how I accomplished those parameters. First I cut, scored and folded an A2 top- fold card.

For the random element of stamped background I used an embossed panel of white card stock. I used the Swiss Dot folder from Gina K. Design. Using my Tim Holtz, mixed media grip mat. I masked most of the card panel and stamped/swiped inks across the entire panel. I worked about an inch at a time. I moved the mixed media mat down another inch and repeated with the next color. I continued in rainbow order Make sure to clean your mat between ink colors. I used inks from LDRS Creative. I’ve provided affiliate links. In this background, you can find every color in the rainbow. So, I think these fulfill the color perimeter which was fairytale colors Disney princess dress color is found in this stamped background.

I wanted to use a new sentiment from Sassy Pants stamps. The name of the stamp set is Best Friends it is filled with snarky, naughty and funny sentiments.

My interpretation of the “Thinking of You” element was my best friend. This set reminds me of her. I chose one of the sentiments , used multiple inks in rainbow order across the stamp. There are four lines in this sentiment, so I masked off all but one, added ink to that line and stamped. I covered the line with embossing powder. Then heat set it and continued to the next line, repeating the same process. This procedure is a little time-consuming but I think it works. I used the Master Layout 2 die set (linked above). I cut out the sentiment with the stitched rectangle die and a border with the plane rectangle die. I glued the two panels together.

Now let’s move to the focal point. For this, I used one of the oldest sets I have in my stash. It is a Halloween stamp set from Stampers Anonymous, called Snarky Cats. The ability to use holiday stamps in a different projects is one of my favorite things to do. I stamped the cat in LDRS Creative, Raven hybrid Ink. I added clear embossing on top and heat set the image. Next, I fussy cut the image. It’s funny as I detest fussy cutting but this cat image is a very forgiving.I used a small blending brush, and some Distress Oxide, Ink in Pumice Stone. I blended the ink in the areas of the image that had a lot of hatchmarks.

This took care of the “element” parameter, which was “hears or ears”. It actually works for either. Cats hear and they have ears.

So all of the parameters have been accomplished. But something was missing from my card. So I decided rather than add bling I would add a few elements that would tie my sentiment into the card. I pulled out a newer stamp and die set called Big Hugs. This set is a collaboration with Spellbinders and Simon Hurley. It is adorable. It is filled with stamps for all occasions. If you are a cat lover, you will love it. If you’re a dog lover, you will love it. I have provided an affiliate link above. Please check out the set. iI is so cute.

The set has a cocktail glass stamp and die. I stamped a bunch, colored them with alcohol markers, die-cut and added.

To assemble the card. I trimmed the dotted background to 3.75” x 5” and added it to a 4,25” x 5.5” colored, card stock in a very pale blue. I use liquid glue. I added the sentiment panel with liquid glue.

I popped the cat up with foam tape and set him on top of the sentiment panel. I layered up the little martini glasses with scraps. I cut several of the martini glasses from the scraps and glued them behind the color image. They were added directly to the card panel with liquid glue. One of them was added to the sentiment panel with liquid glue, and I added a tiny bit of foam behind the top of the glass.

I added some glossy accents to the cat’s eyes because l like how it looks. That finished my card

Now you’re wondering why I had until Thursday evening to submit my card to Craft Roulette Live?

If you are a member of Mary Gunn’s, Craft Roulette Patron page, you have until Thursday the following week at midnight to submit your contribution. There is a small membership fee involved. This fee helps Mary to provide this event plus many many more. It is a small price to pay for all of the entertainment she supplies.

Thank you for checking out my blog today. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend, but most of all keep crafting.

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