Hello Beautiful – Narky Finishing Sentiments (DT Verity)

Hi there, it is Design team member Verity from Pretty Little Button. I do love to make a clean and simple card, and I have another one for you today. For this one, I used a lovely small little stamp set from Altenew (One of a kind) and it just shows you don’t need a lot to create something beautiful. Of course, I finished the card off with one of the amazing stamps from Chunky Monkey Crafts and added a couple of small silver sequins from the Icicle Sequin mix to help balance with the larger sequins I added.

Hello Beautiful – Narky Finishing Sentiments Card overview:

I stamped the floral image 3 times onto smooth watercolour card. I used a selection of watercolours to add colour. I purposely didn’t ‘colour’ the images in, I just added colour all over for a bold pop of colour for the card. When the images were dry, I fussy cut these out.

I cut several square frames from a Tattered Lace die set in three sizes and stacked these together at an angle. Where the excess overhung the card, I trimmed the pieces down. The floral images were layered onto of one another, and foam squares help to give depth and dimension. I stamped a simple sentiment from Altenew Meadow Flowers in black ink and added some gold paint splatter to the background.

Lastly, I added some yellow and orange sequins to match the colour of the flowers.

Finishing the card off:

I felt the card was lacking a little sparkle, so I did add a couple of small silver sequins from the Icicle Sequin Mix from Chunky Monkey Crafts. In addition, I used the #supportasmallbusiness stamp on the back, as I feel this is very appropriate. I am helping Chunky Monkey Crafts, supporting this small business by creating and promoting their products. So please, so support Chunky Monkey Crafts.

To get 25% off in the shop, just use the code: Veritycmc2018

Happy shopping!

Links:

To buy Chunky Monkey Crafts stamps and sequins, make sure you check out the links below:

To see more on this card, head to my blog here.

Until next week,

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Sequin Mix: Icicle – Happy Birthday! (DT: Verity)

Hi there, it is Design team member Verity from Pretty Little Button. I have a lovely clean and simple card to show you today where I used a fabulous sequin mix sold by Chunk Monkey Crafts.- Icicle It has a variety of shapes and sizes which add a touch of elegance to any card. I love the whites and silvers of this mix, so make sure you head over to her Etsy shop and pick a bag up!

Icicle Sequin Mix Card overview:

To start, ink blend with a soft bristle brush in a colour of your choosing in one corner of the card – I used Peacock feathers distress oxide for this card. Add a few splatters of water and soak up with a paper towel for added texture.

Layer and foam mount several die-cut circle frames and position over this area. Die cut a sentiment several times out of white card and layer for dimension – mount this onto the card. Stamp a secondary sentiment and position underneath.

Applying the sequins:

Once the whole panel is matted onto a card base, it is time to embellish with sequins. I choose to position my sequins in three clusters on the card. Two around the sentiment and one cluster up in the top left corner. It is more aesthetically pleasing if you vary the size of the sequins in a cluster and their position. This sequin mix is perfect for this as it contains sequins of several different sizes. Adhere these down with glue and allow to dry to ensure the sequins stay put.

Finishing the card off:

I finished this card off with a sentiment from the ‘Narky Sentiments’ stamp set – ‘Shop handmade’. These are a fabulous set to help finish your cards and envelopes off!

To get 25% off in the shop, just use the code: Veritycmc2018

Happy shopping!

Links:

To buy Chunky Monkey Crafts stamps and sequins, make sure you check out the links below:

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To see more on this card, head to my blog here.

Until next week,