The NBUS umbrellas were die cut from scraps of smooth Bristol paper. The solid umbrellas were coloured with various rainbow colour distress Oxide inks with a mini blending tool. They were then spritz with water, and after a few seconds, blotted with a paper towel. Once completely air dried, the umbrella outlines were adhered on top. For some sparkle, clear shimmer was added to each section. Had I thought of it beforehand, I would have added the shimmer to the whole solid umbrella before attaching the outline.
The NBUS sentiment was stamped with Archival black ink before the panel was mounted to a white top folding card base to be assembled.
Hi there. Today’s CAS card was unexpected. There is a new NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) challenge I wanted to try. I found out about this challenge from Di at Pixie’s Crafty Workshop who posted a heads up about it last week. Like many of you crafters out there, I am so guilty of purchasing with good intentions, and then letting them collect dust. There is just so much good schtuff out there and so little time to use them. *lol* Needless to say, I have a large stash of NBUS, which made deciding what NBUS to use first the toughest part of creating today’s card! So my chosen NBUS is this stamp set To Have & To Hold, which was purchased several months ago. This is a wedding stamp set, but I saw potential for more.
First, I die cut a heart mask and masked the centre of a white A2 Stitched Rectangle. I created the masks for the lilies by stamping them on labelling tape with Archival black ink and fussy cutting them out. I then stamped the lilies around the heart mask, masking each lily before stamping the next.
I removed the lily masks and left the heart mask in place while I colored and shaded the lilies with a black Polychromous pencil for a black and white look. For a pop of color, I removed the heart mask and stamped the sending sentiment with Velvet dye ink and VersaMark. I heat embossed it with a clear glitter embossing powder.
The red glitter hugs die-cut was a snippet I didn’t end up using when I created THIS card and opted for a white glitter hugs sentiment. For dimension, I die cut 2 more hugs from white cardstock and stacked them. To finish I added a few sparkling clear sequins and mounted it onto a white card base. With all the masking this is a one layer card.