Sunday, July 01, 2018

Circles and Tools


This is Anja. Can't believe how the time flies. It's already July and finally holidays ahead. Can't wait for a few week off and more time to craft and clean out my craft room. And of course going to the seaside and meeting with friends. Yey!

For today's card I used new Dad's Tools die. I love this die. You can make really cool small tools, all that you can find in your dad's garage. Other design teams members made such great cards, using this die and I gave it a go today.

For this card I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Dad's Tools, Retro Tag Toppers, Circle Set),
- Distress Oxides (Faded Jeans, Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Antique Linen, Broken China, Fired Brick, Black Soot),
- white card base (10,5x15 cm),
- white card stock for die cuts and stamping,
- white watercolor paper (10x15 cm) for background,
- silver pigment ink,
- Gansai Tambi silver watercolor,
- brush,
- water spritzer,
- heat gun,
- sentiment stamp,
- acrylic block,
- Versafine Onyx black ink,
- scissors,
- paper glue.

First I made the background. I used Distress Oxides and blended the three colors together. Then I spritzed it with water and colored it with the heat gun.

Then I spritzed the background with silver drops and also dried it with the heat gun.

In the next step I die cut three circles out of the paper. I used 5th largest circle from the die set.

Next I die cut three circles from the Retro Toppers Set. I colored it with Distress Inks.

Then I glued the background and the circles on the card base.

Next I die cut and colored the tools.

I stamped the sentiment on white paper and cut it out with the scissors.

And then I just glued the tools and the sentiment on the background. And the card was finished.

I used leftover cut to decorate the inside of the card.

Enjoy the res of the Sunday and see you again next time.

Anja Z.

Cottage Cutz dies I used:


Janja said...

A great card, Anja. I like your colorful background. The colors you have used are perfect.

Lois said...

I love this, Anja! Your background is awesome, and I like the way you switched the circles you cut out around on the finished card.

Pam MacKay said...

Cool background and fun layout!

Mary Marsh said...

I always like the backgrounds you make with the distress oxides - it looks great on this masculine card

Jeanne said...

Great use of the tag toppers and tools - I love this!