Welcome to my first ever blog hop! This is a blog hop hosted by Jill Cameron Creations, and all of our lovely files used today are available on her site.
This is currently such a weird time that I wasn’t sure even what to make. In New Zealand we have been on lock down for 28 days and this will continue for another couple of weeks. Who knows WHAT this will look like post lockdown for the world. But what I can say, is that every little ray of light for people is a warm kindness that just adds a bit of sparkle to thier day!
So with my Blog Hop I have created a little inspirational card for my lovely neighbours. We have been sharing baking during the lock down its been lovely. So I thought what a great opportunity to make something fun for them too!
WHO IS PART OF THE BLOG HOP AND WHAT IS IT?
A blog hop is where a group of bloggers work together to create a similar group of work and share it, with links linking to the next blog etc.
Those that are participating from this group are:
Jill Cameron Creations with her post: Card Making and Digital Cut Files hop
Crafted Bliss Studio with their post: Jill Cameron Blog Hop
Scrapbooking Memaw: Jill Cameron Blog hop
Golden Goddess Designs: Blog hop featuring Jill Cameron Creations
Maries Vermont Creations: My First Blog Hop
Liz with Love: Jill Cameron Blog Hop
Sams Crafty Castle: Jill Cameron Creations Blog Hop
WHAT WILL YOU NEED FOR THIS PROJECT?
The supplies needed for this particular project are pretty light, and you can make it as embellished or simple as you need, I went with the following supplies
- Watercolor Paper
- Faber Castell Gelatos
- Die Cuts from Rosies Studio
- Fringe Scissors
- Gold Glitter Card
- My Cricut Maker
- Jill Camerons Cut Files
GETTING THE FILES CUT ON CRICUT MAKER!
This was incredibly easy to do. I grabbed the SVG files from Jill Cameron Creations and popped them into the Cricut design studio. This was really simple to do and I used the gold glitter craft paper/ cardboard to make the boarder
Once done I moved everything over to my desk and started assembling the card.
ASSEMBLING THE CARD
After laying everything out, I cut strips of paper from some gorgeous rainbow style paper from rosies studio.
I then fringed the paper with the paper scissors
After sticking the fringed paper to the I trim the fringe to fit
Now we move onto painting the background! Using the Faber Castell Gelatos are amazing and so easy to use!
I chose similar colors to the fringed paper to create a cohesive effect
Blending the gelatos is a breeze. I used watercolor paper for a fun texture but this would have worked on basic card stock too
Now I stick down my circle to the watercolor
I add my die cuts to the creation. I just love that all the colors are matching!
I pop the frame around the circle to give it that awesome glow!
Now for the final part!
I use my watercolor markers to write my wee saying. This could be anything from “Stay well” to “No Place like home”
I went over the lettering with a watercolor brush to give it that watercolor feel, and then used a grey pen to add a little shadow and my white pen to highlight the letters.
I then trimmed out the letters and stuck them on my circle.