Hi Crafty Friends,
WOW! You guys are fantastic!! Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments and lovely thoughts! It was such a pleasure to read about you and your gratitude. I know it really makes our day to hear from you all.
We are also pleased as punch to have Heather Telford with us again today. We are always so excited to share her designs. She is an amazing talent and we are grateful to call her a friend!
Heather is sharing two designs with us today using the My Favorite Things Fluttering Friends stamp and die set. We hope these designs will inspire you to create something wonderful.
Hi again, my crafting friends,
I am happy to be back so soon to continue with our gratitude-themed week here on the Foiled Fox blog and on my own blog too. If you didn’t see my earlier post then just pop back to Monday and read about how grateful we are to you, the readers and followers of our blogs. It is so enjoyable to hear from you in the comments or visit your blogs. This week I am sharing three cards which express gratitude and the Foiled Fox is giving away three – $25 gift certificates to our readers who leave a comment here on the Foiled Fox blog or on my blog, telling us something they are grateful for. It does not have to be related to art and craft at all. You have until the end of Friday, October 5th to add a comment to any of this week’s gratitude posts. We will randomly choose a winner from each gratitude post and announce them on Tuesday, October 9th.
Today my cards feature some sweet dragonfly and butterfly stamps and dies from My Favorite Things. For my first card, I stamped and embossed the dragonflies and butterfly on hot pressed watercolor paper then painted them with a few pinks, oranges and reds from my set of peerless watercolors paints before die-cutting them with the coordinating dies.
I arranged them over a panel stamped and embossed in platinum powder with the ‘typewriter text’ stamp. I adhered the dragonflies directly to the text panel but popped the butterfly up on dimensional tape to be at the same level as the popped up sentiment. The sentiment, from the ‘brushstroke expressions’ set, is also stamped in Versamark then embossed in platinum powder.
I stuck with the same color scheme for the second card, platinum along with pink and orange paint. I started by painting a loose square on hot pressed watercolour paper in with peerless paint. Once it was dry I die-cut a square from it and one also from white adhesive backed foam. I attached the large panel to my card front, backed the square die cut with foam then stuck it back in the empty square space now popped up.
I embossed the dragonflies on lightweight vellum in platinum powder. I used to avoid embossing on vellum but I’ve found it works fine as long as you start with the heat tool nice and hot then keep it moving rather than pointed in one spot. I added three dots of morning dew Nuvo drops and a sentiment from the ‘all about you’ set.
Thank you for joining me here on the Foiled Fox blog. I hope you will take the time to add a comment telling me something you are thankful for. It is very encouraging to count blessings and I consider you among mine.