Saturday, 16 January 2016
Hi all my lovely, crafty friends. I have been MIA for a few days because I have been cataloguing and filing my stencils. I finished my clear stamps (over 500), started on the cling sets - got through 60 and ran out of storage boxes for them - which meant they were pushed to the back of my mind and forgot about. But, I did do all my dies (over 250) and also made some 'enamel dots' (around 1100) with the Perler beads that I have seen all over You Tube.
So, as I already had my stencils in a box - haphazardly - and I had purchased an album and pages for them aka Michelle Short of the Card Grotto style. I decided to make a start on them as I don't have so many.
I catalogued 47 of them, then ran out of pages, so had to order more. Whilst I was cataloguing them, one that I hadn't used - as I had forgotten it in the chaos that is my craft room, jumped out at me - and an idea for a card formed.
So, I thought I would make a card for the fun of it. Since I started blogging, my cards have been largely made with challenges in mind, and I have thoroughly enjoyed them, they gave me focus. However, when making cards for challenges, although I enjoy it immensely, it isn't the same kind of buzz that I get from making a card, just for my hobby. So, this is what I did, and here it is.
First, I spread some embossing paste through the stencil, Prima Marketing, 'Finnabair Doily #2' on to a panel of white card-stock and left it to dry.
Whilst it was drying I applied a black and white patterned paper to the front of a card base and found the 'Hugs' die-cut that had been lurking in a drawer, since I made it months ago - as it was cut at the time from a snippet of black card-stock I thought I would enter it into the challenge run by my friend and yours, Di, from Pixie's Snippets Playground a challenge that I kept forgetting last year, but vowed to try and remember it this year!
I covered the 'Hugs' in WOS and Glossy Accents and although the photos do not do justice to it, it sparkles like crazy! I cut the panel shorter than the card front and added a strip of black glitter card to the join and inside bottom border to finish it off.
Well, that's it my dear friends, oh, but before you go, I just thought I might post a quick picture of my collection of 'enamel dots' that cost me approx £10 ($14) as opposed to £5 for a small pack of shop bought enamel dots.
Thanks for stopping by today and for any comments, I appreciate each and every one of you. Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx