We have a new challenge starting today at The Male Room. It’s a colour challenge with a twist – you decide the colours! The theme is Team Colours which could be the sports team you (or your recipient) support, or it could be the house you were in at school, or even stretch the definition a bit and be inspired by colours from a logo. I don’t have a favourite sports team but I am a Harry Potter fan, and according to Pottermore I’m a Slytherin, so I went with Slytherin colours of green and silver for my design.
I started my masking off a green card base and stamping the Love From Lizi Candystripe background stamp onto the lower portion with embossing ink. I then heat embossed with Silver Dollar Embossing Powder. The top edge wasn’t as neat as I would have liked due to the edge of the mask. My original plan was to add a silver peel-off, but if I have any I couldn’t find them! Instead I trimmed down a snippet of silver mirror card stock as a makeshift peel-off and adhered that into place.
Next I was going to make a heat embossed embellishment with a die cut sentiment. I’ve done this before but this time it was a bit of a disaster and after about half an hour of trying, failing, and almost completely destroying(!) my card, I gave up on that idea. Instead I cut a snippet of card with the circle from the Love From Lizi Background Builder 1 die set and coated it with several layers of heat embossing using the Emerald City Embossing Powder. I then die cut another snippet of silver mirror card with the Best Wishes die from the same die set and adhered that onto the circle, before adhering the circle into place. (Conveniently hiding the mess of glue from the previous failed sentiment!)
This was a very frustrating card to make solely because of all the things that kept going wrong! I’d gone into it with the idea of making a quick card (because I’m quite time-poor at the moment) but plans have a way of going awry, don’t they? Luckily it turned out pretty well in the end, and I’m mostly pleased with it. (Not so pleased that my carefully aligned faux-peeloff ended up crooked after all the fiddling and I didn’t realise until editing the photos!) I hope my card inspires you to come and join in with our challenge. You can find more inspiration from the rest of the team over on the challenge page or directly at their blogs via the links below.
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Pixie’s Snippets Playground – Use Snippets
The Male Room – Team Colours
The Paper Players – Heat Embossing
Check out what the rest of the DT made:
Lady Joyful (that’s me!)