Saturday, February 5, 2011

Just Believe

We are well into the new year. Hasn't it gone by quickly. I find the first three months especially just whiz by. We are feeling the effects from the cyclone here now although the breeze is beautiful and much appreciated I cant help but think of those poor people over east with the devastating weather patterns. I cant believe how much devastation those poor people have gone through. It is so widespread and so many people have been effected. I do hope they are able to pick up the pieces quickly and settle down to life in general soon. I guess we have to Just Believe that this will happen.

Speaking of Just Believe, that is what stamp set I am using to create todays card. I have made this one for a friend whose birthday it is today. I have used the new in colours as well which go lovely together.

For todays card I have used:-
Stamp Set - Just Believe
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Ribbon - I did not have Pear Pizzazz ribbon so I used Old Olive
Accessories - Sponge Dauber, Rhinestone, Big Shot with the Top Note Die, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint directly onto the flowers.
I made up a little spray bottle of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.
I put the Very Vanilla and Poppy Parade through the Top Note Die. I cut the Very Vanilla down to the stitch line so that Poppy Parade colour showed when place on top. I then distressed my pieces to give it an added touch. I am usually a clean cut card maker but I know the person I am giving this to likes a bit of the old look. I love the colours all put together, what do you think?

These are the directions for the Champagne Mist in the spray bottle. I bought some Isocol Rubbing Alcohol Antiseptic from the Pharmacy and poured some into a tiny mist bottle (about 7ml). I actually had a mist bottle laying spare in my craft room. I then took the nozzle out of the bottle and pressed down on the spray nozzle (it pushes out the air) and placed the end in the Shimmer Paint and drew up gradually half way up the straw part. I then put five drops of Shimmer Paint into the rubbing alcohol in the mist spray bottle. You can also use an eye dropper for this but I do not own one as yet. I popped the nozzle back on the bottle and gave it a shake and sprayed it onto my cardstock. This gave my card a shimmery look. You can also pop in five drops of your favourite colour for some added touch to your project. I have not as yet bought the Ink refill for Concord Crush or I would have used that one.

If you are having trouble finding some mist spray bottles I have found some in Woolworths. I looked high and low for some but was unable to find any empty bottles but found a two pack of Cleanspray Hand Sanitiser. It was actually cheaper than what I originally paid for the two bottles I had previously bought (cant remember where I got them from though). You will have to use the hand sanitiser before you can use them but they are the same size (7ml). Have a go. Its fun making up the different colours. I love using the Smooch Spritz also but if you want a fine mist then the mist bottle is the way to go. It also gives you the opportunity to use the other colours. A very cheap option.

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