Saturday, January 9, 2016

A pocket full of wishes

Hello Crafty Friends... I hope you all are having a beautiful weekend so far!! 
I have for you today on my project for Die-Namites Dies' monthly inspiration challenge!!

This month's inspirational picture makes me feel warm and cozy! And I love the cool color scheme!!

So for my inspiration piece I chose to follow those cool colors!

But instead of a winter theme I chose to do a birthday card. My family has many birthdays in the month of January... including that of my husband and youngest son! So with that in mind a birthday card was a perfect fit!!

Supplies Used
Heart Branch Die (Die-Namites)
Jeans Pocket (Die-Namites)
eBrush (Craftwell)
Sentiment Die (Taj Clubhouse)
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad (Tsukineko)
Red Sharpie Markers
Polka-dot Craft Paper (Craftsmith)
White Cardstock (Bazzill Basics)
Red and White Polka-dot Paper (Martha Stewart)
Red and White Twine
Stitched Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon
Red Flower Button
Diamond Glaze (Judikins)
Gesso (Liquitex)

With a paint brush and gesso... I made paint splatter onto my patterned paper. I used a heating tool to speed drying time. I applied heat on both sides to minimize bowing and warping.

I used my Xyron Mega Runner to apply adhesive to my card front and attach it to a 4"x 5-1/4" white cardstock mat.

 When the sharpies are pushed too far into the adapter head it has a tendency to splatter... perfect... just the look I was going for!! I add red splatters along with my white ones.

Using white cardstock I die-cut both a Jeans Pocket and 3 Heart Branches.

Jeans Pocket   

 Heart Branch

The pocket I kept white. But I airbrushed all my stems using a red Sharpie and an airbrush (ebrush) machine.

My stems were too long and hanging out of the pocket too much. Much too long for my card... so I trimmed about 1 inch off each branch.

Then I glued my pocket a slight diagonal and glued my heart branches into the pocket and once the glue dried tucked in a few birthday candles. 

 I stamped my sentiment "a pocket full of wishes" along the top of my card. I figure this a perfect sentiment since it is customary for everyone to makes a wish before blowing out candles.

For a finishing touch, I made a quadruple loop bow made from red and white twine. Then I used a turquoise grosgrain with red stitching to make a regular looped bow and layered it over my twine bow, tied to them together, and topped it with a red flower button. 

And here is my finished card...

I hope you enjoyed my card and are inspired to join in on our challenge fun!!

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Thanks for stopping by and...

~ Mitsy

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