It's Friday and again over at Cas-ual Fridays a new challenge has sprung up. I love participating in the challenges and today is no exception. Today's challenge was to use Ovals...
Let me start by telling you since I am on the design team over at Amazing Crafting Products I pour A LOT of molds. Currently I have one of those paper keepers, you know the ones that hold 12x12 scrapbook paper in them made by Iris? Yeah, you know the one. It is FULL of poured embellishments. I have enough embellishments to start my own store. Some are half painted, some are blank, some are finished but never applied to anything. So when I saw the challenge today I decided to find something in my box to create with. I really need to use what I have made and I found this:
A perfect oval. I had poured this the other night because as I was making something and I had mixed too much resin and instead of wasting it, I just pour another mold. That is exactly why I have this FULL box! This piece was poured with Amazing Casting Resin mixed with Alumidust in Bright Blue.
Here is a picture of the actual mold using my Amazing Mold Putty.
You can go here to see how you can make your own molds.
I started with dusing some Alumidust in Gold directly onto the mold and then spraying it with water. Using your heat gun, just slightly heat it up and it's set!
Now, I wanted some bling also...I used my 3d Crystal Lacquer and glued rhinestones onto each of the peaks.
Now the big center peak is not flat so it's impossible to lay a rhinestone on it. Back to my Alumidust, this time in Bright Blue and following the same procedure as above I created my center.
I kinda craft backwards alot. Most everyone picks their paper, then their embellishments. I'm the opposite; I create my embellishment and then I have to hunt for the right paper.
I found this awesome paper in my stash from DCWV, the RockStar Mat Stack. I knew it would be perfect for this card.
Again, still working backwards, now I needed a sentiment. I stamped my sentiment on some bright blue card stock which matched my Alumidusted embellishment perfectly with the saying of...
I like your style. Love how this all came together. The stamp set is from Getting Cricky from when I was on her design team. I still use this particular set allot.
I really do like how this clean and simple card turned out.
Adding that ribbon made it look like a belt buckle. The perfect addition for any Rock Star.
Now, if you have looked closely I added a new addition to my craft room.
Can you see what I am talking about?
Do you know what the card is resting on?
Ha, it's a hand brush/mirror combination I found at the Dollar Tree. I've seen so many people have these cute card holders and never knew what they were called or where you would even find one. When I saw this at the Dollar Tree I immediately thought I could turn this into a card holder. I might go ahead and spray paint it silver though...what do you think?
So, I hope you've enjoyed my card today and if you haven't participated or are looking for some challenges, Cas-ual Fridays is a great one to start with.
As always, have a great day and God Bless!