Hey everyone. Its the ADFD first ever blog hop. We're going to send you along an exciting trail to see some great works from the design team. You have a week to work your way through all the blogs, so take your time and visit (& comment) along the way. :)
Make sure you leave a comment at each stop. Anyone who leaves a comment at all the participant stops will be entered to win a set of images from the new releases today! Yay! And they are fantastic as usual. There are three sets to choose from. Here's a peek of this week's new images:
Aren't they great!? Don't forget that today also marks the start of a new challenge on the ADFD blog - Very Vintage. This is the card I made with the Vintage Rose Blooming image (available now in the ADFD shop).
Stamps: Vintage Rose Blooming (A Day For Daisies), Hanging by a Thread set (stitching around edge - Technique Tuesday), How Do I Love Thee digital paper (CatScrapFever Designs)
Papers: Recollections cardstock, Domtar coated 200# ivory cardstock (base), Matte finish brochure paper (Staples), Wausau Exact Index 110# (main image printed on this)
Tools & Embellishments: CraftRobo, rhinestone corner sticker (Dollar Store), gold glitter glue (Studio G), homemade glimmer mist (DecoArts paint - Rich Espresso), crotchet ribbon (Dollar Store), ivory satin ribbon (Michaels), white Liquid Pearls, pencil crayons (Martha Stewart), oms, heat gun, black Stazon ink
The card itself is fairly simple in design. However, the little embellishments are where all the work was. I made the little roses out of scrap cardstock. I researched about 50 different ways they were done on different tutorials and you-tube videos. Once I figured I knew what I needed to do I created a cut file and cut them with my CraftRobo. I sprayed some of my homemade glimmer mist onto a piece of sponge and sponged the edges of all the flower pieces, let them try, and then assembled the flowers. They really are easy and once I get my craft room cleaned up, I want to do up a little video tutorial to show you how easy they are. The corner pieces were also cut on my CraftRobo. (I found the cut file on ukscrappers.com. They have thousands of free files there if you have a CraftRobo/Wishblade/Silhoulette. Its a great resource for cutting files.) Once cut from cream cardstock, I put gold glitter glue all over. I was impatient and used my heat gun to dry the glitter glue and it made the glitter glue bubble which was kind of a happy mishap because it gave it a really cool texture that you can't see in the picture. I hand cut the main image out after I coloured it using my Martha Stewart pencil crayons and oms. Again, I could have used my CraftRobo, but I already had the image printed, so I didn't want to reprint it with the cut&print feature on my CR because it uses more paper and I don't like to waste paper - even if it is fairly inexpensive. The Nestability shapes were cut on my CR and I used my "faux nestability" templates to emboss the edges to make them look even more like the real thing. I used my How Do I Love Thee valentine paper for the top layer just because it has a nice vintage look to it and it worked well with my colour scheme. I used the sponge again with my homemade glimmer mist around the edges to give it a little distressed look and some glimmer. I put small pearls on the scallops using white Liquid Pearls.
TIP: To get the Liquid Pearls to dome properly without the little "horns", I flicked the backside of the paper gently and that gets rid of those pesky little "horns".
Once the Liquid Pearls was dry, I used pop dots to adhere the image to the centre of the nestability shapes, and pop-dotted the focal piece to the cardfront.
I should mention that I also used the sponge and glimmer mist around the edges of the "stitched" cardstock as well. I love this colour of homemade glimmer mist - Rich Espresso. The "stitching" was done with a stamp and black stazon ink.
If you're following along the path of the blog hop, you should have arrived here from the talented Candy's blog. The next stop on the hop is the amazing Jen's blog. Don't forget to leave your comments along the way to be entered for the grand prize. :) If you miss a stop or get lost, you can head back to the ADFD blog and the list of participants for the blog hop will be posted there.
Have fun everyone!