Saturday, January 6, 2018

Celebrate with a Cover-Up

Hello Everyone,
I woke up super early this morning after hearing the dog "sleep bark" then snore. She must have been in a deep sleep because she didn't budge when I left the bedroom. I tiptoed to the other side of the house to my craft room and decided to log on to some blogs and message some crafty friends. To my surprise Theresa was up and we made plans to chat tonight since she needed to get to bed (I told you I was up early). I pulled out my oxide inks and starting thinking about what to make. I really wanted to make a birthday card using the celebrate die.

Today's project...
I applied worn lipstick and broken china to white cardstock with a round blending tool. I did mist the page and dabbed it with a paper towel. Then I found my MFT chunky chevron cover-up. I thought it would be neat to let some color pop through the cut-out pieces and a have few white chunks scattered around.  

The balloons were sitting on my desk from last week and I figured I needed to use my stash rather throw them away. I added white craft thread this time instead of black.

I took the two oxide inks and blended the colors on another piece of white cardstock. I ran the celebrate die through my Cuttlebug and adhered it to some white craft foam for dimension. There is some sparkle (Wink of Stella) that you can barely see in the photo on the letters.
Looking forward to trying some other techniques with these inks. I still have another half of the video I started to watch the other day.  Hope to find something new to try. If you can recommend a few videos, I would be very appreciative!!!

Stay Creative,


  1. Wonderful card, love your colour choices. Great dies. X

    1. Thanks Sue! Going to try some blues and purples next. Plus I bought marmalade and have a list of 6 other colors I want from Hobby Lobby.

  2. Pretty!! Love how you blended the colors!

  3. This is so stunning!! The colors area amazing!! I love how you've blended them!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  4. This is just beautiful. I love the two colors and I love the purple they create. Wonderful job!!

  5. Yes indeed is this gorgeous, love the color combo. Love the chevron die and the way your coordinated the sentiment and balloons. Thumbs up my friend!

  6. totally awesome card.. i love the blend of colors.. great designing.

  7. WOW! It's amazing how you can make something this AWESOME on Little sleep! ME? I'd probably just stare at my computer til I fell back asleep! LOL - I have that cover plate and I like how you used it - the colors are wonderful! :)


  8. What a pretty color combo. I love the colors and pretty layout. This is such a lovely card!


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