Monday, 29 June 2020

Crafty Cardmakers Challenge -260 Create Your Own Background.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.
And I'm back again to tell you that it's time for another challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers.

Jackie is hosting today and our challenge is: Create Your Own Background. 

As usual you can enter anything you fancy, it doesn't have to be cards as long as it meets the challenge.

Hope you will join in.
And here is my project for the challenge:

A 'Z Fold' Card today.

As you can imagine, if you know my blog well this challenge is right down my street and I started by making a simple A4 Masterboard.

This was just a piece that I'd used to mop up some ink for an earlier project.

So to this I added some leaves using an  Altenew stamp.

I wasn't quite sure to begin with and got these two out and ended up using the one on the right.

I used the same Distress Oxide ink colour for the leaves so that they wouldn't stand out more than the focal image.

And then cut the pieces to size and layering card too.
I wasn't sure which vase to use but these were left over from an earlier project and are stamped on velum using Altenew stamps and were heat embossed. I just love the stitch stamps so decided to use those to edge the layers.

After looking at the masterboard pieces I decided they needed more detail and I've used one of my old butterfly stamps by Hero Arts and still keeping to the same colour and black for the stitching.

I so love this. The stitch stamps are quite short so you just place them as you like to get your chosen effect.

The sentiments are by Altenew and the enamel style dots were applied using Nuvo Crystal Drops.

The flowers are also by Altenew. 
The bud was originally at the top but so that it would fit the card I trimmed it off and placed it lower down so that it sits in the vase.

And here is the finished card again all layered and complete with a little shadow at the base of the vase to ground it.

And here it is open. 
I know this style of card takes a little longer to make but I do like them, what about you?

 I hope you will pop over to see what the rest of the DT have been up to and maybe join in the challenge.

 I look forward to seeing what you come up with too.

Happy crafting.
Angela xXx


Jo said...

Gorgeous! Love your masterboard.....something I keep meaning to have a go at. Maybe if there were 8 days in a week I'd get round to trying all these wonderful things I see in blogland. Hope you're well. x

Mac Mable said...
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Mac Mable said...

Yes the challenge theme is so you Angela x. Great masterboard and I like the addition of the butterflies too. Fun stamped stitching around the edges and 'Wow' to the 'Z' fold design. A unique and fabulous card Angela and a real special one for the recipient x.

Glenda Atkins said...

Fabulous as always and love the ZFold card shape. Love the details of how it was created too.

Craftyfield said...

The perfect challenge for you... A superb combination of stamps in both background and foreground. I love the vellum vase too, it feels more "glass" like that. Have a great week, Angela!

Mrs A. said...

This is so perfect for my Butterfly challenge. I must get my mitts on that stamp!! Hugs Mrs A.

Dorlene Durham said...

This is gorgeous! I love when you make and use a masterboard. So, so, so pretty!

butterfly said...

Love the folded structure and that inky background with the soft subtle leafy stems and butterflies is just gorgeous - what a wonderful card. Great theme too...
Alison x

Win Dinn, Artist said...

Right up your alley, indeed, Ang! You are the BACKGROUND QUEEN, with your fabulous masterboards, and I LOVE your card. Beauty. And you're so smart with that bud fix - it's just perfect where it is!

Crafty Claire said...

Fabulous card it all hangs together so elegantly. Great for special celebrations xxx

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