Sunday, 1 February 2015

That Craft Place Ltd DT Challenge 1/2/15

Hello Bloggers,

Today I will share my make for the anything goes challenge over at That Craft Place.  If you go over to the blog you will see the work by the Design Team members and have the chance to enter the challenge also.

This project has been made using the DoCrafts French Lavender Capsule Collection and some flowers and gems from my stash available from TCP.

I started with a black 8"x 8" card and cut a sheet of the capsule paper to 7.5"x 7.5" and went around the edge of the page with my dusty concord distress ink.  Next using a mask I used the dusty concord and shaded lilac distress ink to leave the diamond pattern on the paper.

I placed a tag inside my vintage embossing folder and ran it through my ebosser.  Once embossed I used dusty concord, shaded lilac and milled lavender distress inks to go over the embossed words.  I did this twice drying with my heat tool in between coats of ink.

Once the ink was dry I carefully went over the tag with gloss medium trying not to move the ink on the card.  I used a sponge applicator and went straight up and down.  When this coat was dry I applied a second coat going in the opposite direction and there is no need to worry about the ink moving as the first coat has sealed it and made it waterproof.

I painted a wooden laser cut heart with some purple paint and when that dried I stuck the self adhesive crochet border around the edge of the heart.  Using pinflair glue I stuck down some flowers and leaves from my stash.

Before sticking the sheet of paper to the card front I wrapped around the jumbo crochet trim down the middle of the paper securing it on the back with double sided sticky tape.

I finished this card off with gems and raffia and the use of one of the die cut notelets on the inside of the card.

These capsule sales are great value for money if you have a lot of quick cards to make or if you want to make box sets of cards as you get everything you need to make multiple cards but with the ability of changing the look of each card with just the use of some inks, masks and embossing folders.

I hope you will join us over at the blog challenge and share your craft with us, as it is anything goes it really is all in your hands.

Thanks for dropping by it is lovely to have your company and I would love to hear what you think about my card.

I will be doing another blog post during the week showcasing a faux metal book I made and then used papers designed by Lisa at TCP to sit between the covers.




  1. Wow! Just on a mad catchup on things I've missed - this is gorgeous Ria! The bossed tag is wonderful! Chrisx

    1. Hi Chris
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment I loved the tag once the gloss medium had dried it really made it pop.
      Hugs Ria xxxxx