So last week I took you on a run down of the goodies I had from One Stop Craft Shop. This week I show you what I did with them.
Given I’ve got a few weddings coming up I decided to have a play with the metallics range and make some cards for them. These are colours I’ve not really worked with before and so decided to go for something simple to begin with.
How I had it in my head is that I’d use one of the papers for the background; cut out the heart with the vellum paper and then the letters (the initials of the people getting married) with some sparkly gold card I had lying around. I then wanted to use the letters from the words and letters pack on the bottom left for the date of the wedding and use one of the stamps that I’d been given on the right. I pulled out a gold polka dot paper for my background as I didn’t want something with too much white in, given it was going to be a simple card. Cutting out the vellum using my Silhouette was easy but the interesting bit was when deciding how to glue it down onto the card – I had to essentially glue underneath the gold dots on the vellum so it didn’t show up. The letters were a bit bigger than I anticipated. That, coupled with the fact the only ink I have at the moment is Docrafts Artiste (which isn’t as pigmented as I would like at all and din’t work the stamps too well) meant I decided to just have the date of the wedding at the bottom, nothing else.
Once I put it all together I decided I didn’t like the background paper. It’s probably a bit dark? I’m still perfecting lettering in terms of getting it straight and evenly placed 100% of the time but on this whole I like this card. It’s cute, simple, and would fit most tastes.
For the second card I made I went with a wedding cake idea I found on Pinterest.
I wanted to try something different with the vellum and that’s the odd shape you can see at the top – it’s a bow cut shape. So the idea here again is quite simple – a nice background paper (this time with more white), cake pieces cut out of another complementary paper, the bow and a Mr & Mrs cut out in the glitter gold card.
I love how the bow came out in the vellum! I’ll definitely be doing more of these! Both papers are from the paper pack and I decided to add some adhesive gems to the cake layers as it was looking a bit plain. While some people may not like it, I like the mix of gold and silver.
For my last card I decided to have a play with the washi and make some bunting.
This is similar to a card I’ve made before so I didn’t sketch it out. Once I put the three brad holes in the paper it’s quite straightforward to do. I just cut a length of twine, wrapped it around the top brad, then fixed into place and started adding the flags. It’s a bit fiddly adding the flags but once you get the hang of it it’s not too bad. After the first four flags I just wrapped it around the second brad and fixed into place and did another four flags. To finish it off I just added some words from the set. Ed really didn’t like this – he said it was too busy but I kind of like it for that reason. The one bit I don’t like is the black brads and twine but I didn’t really have any other colours that would suit.
To complete the project I then made some gift tags.
I decided to have another go with Artiste ink so I could demonstrate the stamps and the one on the left is the result. The inks have worked okay with rubber stamps in the past so I wonder if it’s just an issue with clear stamps?
These tags were initially just to show off the lovely washis but actually I think they make really nice tags! The two gold ones are perfect for tags. The only one I don’t really like is the bronze tape to the left; it’s just not my kind of colour.
Overall I really like this range. I’m weary of the gold papers in the paper pack as I think they’re a little dark but it could be that I just picked the wrong gold paper to use – the designs with more white in are definitely more versatile. I think I’ll be playing with vellum paper again as I really loved using it and I still have another few sheets to play with. I’ve got a friend’s birthday this month so I think I’ll try something for her with those. The teal collection is also still firmly in my purchase sights!
What do you think of the range/my cards?
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