Friday, 18 December 2015

Winter Heart Card And Tag Duo A DT Project for The Crafter's Palette

Good morning friends! Today I am sharing a fun and wintery project for The Crafters' Palette DT.  I created this card and tag set for a friend as part of her Christmas gift, in some shabby blue tones complete with die cut butterflies.

I was inspired by this beautiful Texture Fades die set by Sizzix, it comes with the die and also the embossing folder so you can create dimension on the butterflies as well. 

I die cut out the butterflies and then ran them thru the embossing folder.  Next I took my Distress Inks and created a watercolour effect with them by stamping them down on my craft mat and spritzing them with my Mist Its bottle

I used a small paint brush to dab the watercolour on the butterflies, making sure to get it in the raised areas. While the butterflies were wet, I sprinkled on some of the Frantage Shabby Blue Embossing Powder and heat set them.


I used more of the Distress Inks on the edges of the paper, tag I created and the edges of the card.

Next I used some embossing paste, (but you can use any type of texture paste for this, Crafters' Palette has a good range in their shop) and mixed it with some mica powder in a sky blue colour.

 Now that I had all my parts and pieces are ready, it was time to assemble and add my texture. I used some Christmas themed paper I had in my stash from last year, gave it the same watercolour treatment I gave the butterflies and then used my brick stencil to add the coloured texture paste.

 I assembled my card first using double sided tape on the paper layers, and using multi medium matte to glue down the butterflies, wire thread from Prima, and snowflakes. I layered each element on top of each other to give lots of texture to the card.  Next, I got out some buttons, tiny beads and my Glossy Accents and added them to my card for further interest and dimension. I layered a button on top of my chipboard snowflake and filled it with the glossy accents and put all my tiny beads inside.

I assembled the tag in much the same manner, and added a final touch of gesso around the card and tag to give a wintery feel to them both.

Here is my completed card and tag duo! 
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and don't forget to check out The Crafters' Palette Blog to keep up with all the new things the team is up to!

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