Saturday, May 13, 2017

Fancy Folds - Big Buckle Card

Welcome back to another month with the Fancy Folds Design Team - this month we are featuring Big Buckle Cards. Haven't there been some incredible projects so far? You may have just hopped by from Martha's blog ~ that lady has soooooo much talent.

Here is my card this month:
I am featuring new colours, new stamps, new thinlits and new DSP! I love this time of the year when we retire an annual catalogue and are exploring what we can create with our new tools, stamps and designs.

You all know that I love my square cards and this fold really lends itself to square cards. . . so I stuck with what I know. . .

Beate Johns has been a long time favourite of mine - I love her style and she always amazes me with her creativity. I followed Beate's tutorial on how to make the Big Buckle Card on Splitcoast Stampers and simply adjusted the measurements for a square card. My front panel is 8.5cm from the fold.
I love the depth of tone in the new 2017-19 in-colour, Berry Burst and thought I would feature it first this month. I have used Whisper White as my card base and layered it with Berry Burst and the new ombre paper from the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. I also mounted the entire card on another square of the Berry Burst card to "frame" the project.

The daisy stamp from the Daisy Delight stamp set is super cute. I heat embossed the flower in white and used emboss resist technique to add a touch of colour (Berry Burst) to the centre of the daisy. I wiped off the excess colour with a wet wipe to pop the white emboss on white card stock. The beauty is that this particular stamp has a matching punch - so I punched out the flowers with the punch, bent up the petals a little to give it some depth and stuck two of the stamped punched images on top of each other. I thought the Silver Faceted Gem was a great centre for the flower. I also scattered some Rhinestones as well to bling it up.
You might see the feature behind the daisy - this was created using the circular detail thinlit from the Eastern Medallion Thinlit Dies (which is available to customers on advance purchase this month!), this set is so versatile and will quickly become a favourite I have not doubt. I snipped the detail cut- out from the centre of the circle. I wanted the daisy to pop but not be overpowered by the shape behind it.

Heat embossing always wows people and I love how the white embossed flowers and leaves from the Wood Words set looks stamped on the ombre DSP from the Colour Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. I have stamped this image twice and masked the second stamp using a post it note so that the stamped image was well within the parameters of the DSP.
I used the Classic Label Punch for the void for the belt and adjusted the "belt" to be narrow enough to slide in and out of the void without getting caught on the thinlit feature behind the daisy. I contemplated shaping the belt end that is tucked in, but decided against it.
The sentiment is from the Daisy Delight set. I love the size and style of the font - this is a great sentiment and I think I will be using it a lot this season.
I hope you have enjoyed the project and feel excited about what is to come. The new catalogue is delicious!

Don't leave us now. My beautiful friend Tanja Kolar is next in the hop and her creation is so cute!

Stay sparkly!
Shanni xx

Blog Hop Order May 2017
1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen (New Zealand) 
2. Monica Gale (United Kingdom) 
3. Martha Inchley (Canada) 
4. Shannean Moncrieff (Australia) that's me! 
5. Tanja Kolar (Germany) 
6. Aude Barbara (France) 
7. Miranda Mols (Netherlands) 
8. Astrid Hofmann (Austria) 
9. France Martin (USA)