Monday, September 26, 2016

the less is more challenge #295: use thread, with video

For the Less is More challenge,  wich is all about useng thread I created a cameo looking deer.

I started by stamping the sentiment in Versamark ink on a cardbase.
I then sprinkled on Papermania’s superfine silver powder and heat set it.

The I die cut the deer out, this one’s from Yvonne creations, not sure if it’s readily available, I think it’s a Dutch brand, but similar dies are available across the industry, I’m sure.
 I chose this one instead of, say the Memory box one I have woodland deer, as the antlers are less dainty.
For this technique to show you need a proper area to come through the die cut .
In the video I show you snowflakes and other Christmassy dies, but if the dies are too detailed, this technique won’t be as good ;-)

Any shape will do though, think of ornament dies, solid tree dies, igloo, etc.

I chose an array of silver and blue embossing powders as I wanted that frosty wintery snowflake feeling. Instead it turned out into a navy seals cameo outfit lol. Kidding I love the effect.

For this card I used the actual die cut, the little deer you see at the end of the video.

I used: Papermania superfine silver, Wow! Embossing powders in the colors:  frozen, iced silver coastal, earthtone blueberry.

You can use a little spoon, a straw end your fingers, just disperse the powders onto the sticky area in a random fashion.
I sprinkle all the colors first, then heat set in one go. If i feel one color is too dominant, I point away the heat gun and sprinkle on some other colors and then point the heat towards it.

Mount the deer with foamsquares and adhere it to the card base.

I used a hole puncher to notch the sides of the card and wrapped some blue and white baker's twine, I opted for a bow to tie it, but it looked to cramped, to I just used sticky tape on the inside to secure it.


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8 comments:

  1. This is stunning, Maaike, so creative and gorgoeous to look at! I also love how you've notched the card to hold the thread in place which is a really stylish touch. Thanks so much for sharing at Less is More :)

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  2. What a fun and eye-catching technique Maaike and love the addition of twine that pulls it all together. Thanks for playing with us at Less is More this week. Sarah

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  3. Your silhouette stag looks really striking in your embossing powders - a great technique! The thread adds the perfect finishing touch too. Great to see you at Less is More this week, Maaike :)

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  4. What a lovely card. The colors are so deep and rich. Love how you tied in the theme :) Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

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  5. Lol loving the navy seals deer!!!!!

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  6. Such a great technique, love the blend of wintry colours. Great twine wrap idea too.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

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  7. I'm sorry for the really late visit Maaike
    This is a super thread wrap, it's a great idea to add notches to secure the thread too!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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