Hi guys and WOW! I can hardly believe it but I am getting so close to a MAJOR milestone on Instagram: 10 000 followers and that fabulous swipe up feature!
Another crafty friend, Norine, is also almost there and we have some lovely friends who wanted to celebrate/help us get there, so over on Instagram there is an Insta hop happening. With a giveaway too!
I started by making a green and also a rainbow background panel with the Artist Markers, by swiping the markers back and forth to blend them together. On top of the green one I adhered a panel cut out of white card stock with the Striped Leaf cover die.
This is one of the few progress photos I managed to remember to take. I just got on a roll after this and couldn’t stop it, but I did film it so there is a YouTube video up too.
Grabbing a whole stack of inks, including the Pocketful Of Sunshine, Cherry Blossom, Red Cosmos, Warm & Cozy, Summer Afternoons, and Rose Petal Ovals I got stamping! For the leaves I mixed Tropical Forest and Green Fields.
The second background was done with the Layering Plaid B Cover Die on white card stock, and I kept all the bits in their places so the whole background is white, but textured.
Initially I had planned on mixing and matching the flowers and leaves, but I did actually end up keeping the cards mostly in the stamp family they came from. Which was a bit of a surprise, to be honest.
The second card was done with the Beautiful Day flowers and leaves, and the sentiment was created with Thick and Thin Alpha. It’s been heat embossed with Rose Gold embossing powder. The sequins are from Studio Katia and are called Crystal Clear Fusion.
My third card was quite quick but it’s still very colourful and fun! I created a slimline rainbow background using the Artist Markers and then heat embossed lots of sentiments from Crafty Friends in white on it.
Well, that’s it from me for today, but I hope you enjoyed this post and if you are not following me on Instagram, what are you even doing?? Just kidding, but seriously, that’s where most of my crafty action is happening.
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Lots of love and happy crafting from Erica
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