Wednesday 27 March 2013

Dancing in the Moonlight...

..sounds like a line from a song!

This card was made using the new Fairy In The Moonlight stamp set -

This is an A6 stamp set which includes some very versatile sentiments along with the main image.

To create the card base, I took some navy blue pearlised cardstock, cut it lengthways, scored and folded it in half.

I took the main ornate frame die from the new Spellbinders Card Creator Filigree die set 

and attached it to the card front using some washi tape to hold it in place.

I ran it through my die cutting machine twice as the die is very detailed and the card quite thick.

Taking the oval from the set, I die cut it in white and left the card in the die, holding it in place from behind with tape.

I took the moon stamp and stamped it in place on the oval. To create a mask, once stamped, I coloured the moon with a Versamark pen and embossed with clear powder.

To create my night sky, I took three Distress Ink pads - Tumbled Glass, Faded Jeans and Chipped Sapphire - all shades of blue, and a final Black Soot pad.

Starting from the bottom of the oval (still in the die) I blended the blue inks from lightest to darkest at the top. To give a bit more depth, I blended the Black Soot around the top edges.

The masked moon resisted the ink and I just wiped any remainder off with a baby wipe.

To create my stars, I spritzed some water onto the sky, allowed to soak in for a few seconds, and then dabbed off the excess with a kitchen towel.

I stamped and fussy cut out my fairy, and used some pale distress inks to colour her in - Pumice Stone, Tattered Rose and Tumbled Glass.

I mounted the oval onto the card front and attached the fairy in place with some foam pads for dimension.

The sentiment was stamped onto white card and cut out into a banner.

The final touch was to adhere the banner and decorate with some twine, a button and a pearl.

I think that she looks very ethereal and now I cannot get the song out of my head!

Mel xxxx

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Friday 22 March 2013

2nd Anniversary Blog Candy

We cannot believe how fast the time has flown by! 
Saturday 23rd March is the 2nd Anniversary of Crimson Cloud. 

We would love you to celebrate along with us by joining our blog and hopefully become one of the lucky recipients of our Blog Candy Stash.

We are giving one Spellbinder die set away to two winners.

Spellbinders Labels Six

Spellbinders Labels Twenty One

For a chance to win the second anniversary blog candy, become a follower of the blog, and leave a comment on this post by Friday 5th April. The draw will take place on Saturday 6th April. 

Good luck to you all and thank you for your support during the past two years.
Mel and Linda
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Monday 18 March 2013

New Fairy Stamps

Hi Everyone,
We are pleased to announce the arrival of our new and exclusive range of Fairy stamp sets.

Each set is A6 in size and includes several sentiments as well as the main image.
They are wonderfully versatile and work as stand alone stamps as well as coordinating with each other.

Here are a couple of ideas using the Sleeping Flower Fairy -

We hope you have fun with them - keep checking the blog for more samples as we start to play with them!

Best wishes

Mel and Linda xxx Pin It Now!

Tuesday 12 March 2013

We are back from holiday....

and pleased to say that the new Spellbinders dies launched at CHA have arrived.

We don't have a huge amount left in stock so get them while they last!

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