Happy New Year's Eve! Today is an extra special day because it is also my friend Kendra's birthday! Kendra is such a lovely person and a very talented crafter, and I'm lucky to count her among my crafty friends. A few of us put together a hop in her honor, so you should have come here by way of Roxanne's blog but just in case you missed any of the stops, check out the Crafter's Companion USA blog for details. Also, be sure to comment at every stop because there's going to be some prizes!
I had planned to film a video to showcase how I created this card, but I've been a bit under the weather this holiday season and have lost my voice completely! It's such a funny feeling, and believe me, my kids are taking advantage of it! ;) But anyway, I did snap some photos so I could walk you through step by step.
Ink up the Mulberry Wood Friend stamp from Crafter's Companion
with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and stamp onto
Die cut your image into a focal panel.
Choose your patterned papers and match them to the
Spectrum Noir color chart to choose your markers.
Color image with Spectrum Noirs in shades:
DR4, DR6, DR7, BT2, BT4, BT5, CT4, GB8,
LG3, LG5, BG6, BG7, BG8, TN1 and TN2.
Add extra dots of the brighter shades for confetti.
Adhere your patterned papers to the card base
using your favorite sketch.
Add a bow to the top of the panel and adhere with foam tape.
Round all four corners of the card base.
Snap a photo of your results!
This post is bittersweet for me because it is also my last post as a Design Team member for Crafter's Companion. After much consideration, I've decided to step down to focus more on my health and to just enjoy crafting without the pressure of deadlines for a while. I had a wonderful two years on this amazing team and I'm going to miss it very much!
But before this post gets too long, let me close by wishing Kendra and extra special birthday and wishing all of you a very happy and healthy New Year! Hoping 2015 holds many exciting things in store for this industry and for each of you in your personal and crafty lives!
This was the final spot on the hop, but please check out the Crafter's Companion USA blog for the full hop list. And don't forget to leave a comment to be entered to win the giveaway!