I do love having the chance of being a Guest Designer with a team – it’s always lovely to meet other crafters and see how things work on different teams! I was very lucky recently to be asked to guest over at Paper Crafting Magic – where the theme for this challenge is “My Favourites”. To be honest, my list of favourites is ever-growing and I wasn’t sure that I could narrow it down to a point where it didn’t look like I had thrown my craft room at the card! On the other hand, it makes it a really simple challenge to play along with!
Around the same time, I was asked to make a card for a friend who has a family Communion this month; no theme or extra details were given. And so, my project for my GDT began! I narrowed down some of My Favourites (I’ve included styles, techniques and tools too); the list included: dry embossing, banners, CAS, Silhouette, glitter and sparkle, and altering templates to create something new!
I have made a few box cards recently – I love the “wow!” factor and they really are simple to make! I have a template from the Silhouette Online store, but this card doesn’t really bear much resemblance to Lori Whitlock’s original design anymore! To begin with, I increased the size of the final card, as the original was too small for me. I then altered the inside panels to add a cross and a banner for the sentiment. The decorative side panels were cut from a Papermania glitter vellum (the photos struggle to show the sparkle, I’m afraid!) – in order to make the panel stick without the glue showing through, I simply added little dots of Mod Podge to the back of the glitter flowers, rather than sticking the whole panel. I also personalised the card, to make it a little more than just a card, maybe a keepsake. Overall, I think I managed to include quite a few of My Favourites 🙂
I’d like to thank Justin and the team at Paper Crafting Magic for inviting me to join them as GDT for this challenge – make sure you pop by with your favourites!