Saturday, 4 August 2018

For a Crafty Friend

Hi there

Yes, three posts in one day!  Just catching up and sharing some recent makes.

This was the card I made for my fabulous crafty friend, Sarah of Sazzle Dazzle Crafts who celebrated her birthday on Thursday.

My starting point was the colours, I just knew I had to use aqua/turquoise/teal shades as these are her favourite colours.

Here's what I did...

This was my first attempt doing the ghosting technique with Distress Oxides and it worked like a dream!  I blended three shades of Distress Oxide ink onto a panel of cardstock and then fixed a stencil in position before spritzing with water, lifting the stencil and blotting with a paper towel.  Afer adhering the panel to the card base I then die cut the friend sentiment three times, twice from white cardstock and once with white glitter cardstock and adhered these stacked up together to add dimension.  The happy birthday was then heat embossed in white onto a strip of dark grey cardstock.

The sparkle from the white glitter can be seen clearer in the next pic...

Materials used:

  • Ink: Distress Oxide - Cracked Pistachio, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean; VersaMark
  • Stencil: Studio Katia - Mandala
  • Die: Pretty Pink Posh - Hello Friend Script Dies
  • Stamp: Altenew - Beautiful Lady
  • Embossing Powder: Altenew - Pure White
  • Glitter cardstock from stash

Challenge entries:

STAMPlorations - Summer CAS Card Challenge
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes - With Toppings option - Water (ghosting technique spritzed with water)

Thanks so much for visiting, I hope you're having a lovely weekend :)


  1. J'adore your card! Bravo!

  2. This looks great. I've never tried this technique - might just give it a go, Jo x

  3. LOVE!!! You do such great work Anita! So happy you joined us at Seize the Birthday!!

  4. stunning design Anita love the look you have achieved finished off perfectly with the glittery friend'


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