hope you’ve enjoyed a great weekend.
Yesterday I decided to make a card
using the Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays I received from my team leader, Natalie, as a small gift for being the top recruiter in the team in December!
I’ve never used overlays
before, and I really wasn’t sure what to do with them! So I did the
sensible thing and went onto Pinterest for inspiration!
I’m not totally pleased with my finished card, but I recognise what’s not quite right, and what I could have done, which would
have made it better. However, as this was my first attempt, I’m not going to beat myself up about it; so let
me explain what I did!
pack of overlays come in a pack of twelve, that’s three different
designs, with two gold and two white overlays for each design.
chose to use the bouquest of flowers in the Southern Serenade Stamp
Set, and stamped it in the centre of a Whisper White Cardstock (CS)
layer, using Basic Black Archival Ink.
I coloured the leaves and the
calyx using my Wild Wasabi Marker Pen. Next I coloured the flowers with my
Sweet Sugarplum Marker Pen, by painting around the inside edge of each
petal twice, then a light colouring over the white centres of the
petals. I finished the flowers by colouring the stamens with my Daffodil
Delight Marker Pen.
I stamped the sentiment off to the right of the
flower, rather than directly above the bouquet as I didn’t want my card loooking as if I was building a tower!
Leaving the protective sheets in place, I put the
overlay onto the image layer and marked where I needed to trim it down.
cut these edges off, removed the protective sheet from the back of the
overlay, and put a tiny dot of Tombow on each leaf.
I went back to my guillotine to cut off small
amounts that were coming over the edge.
Next I adhered this to the
I finished off with a gold heat embossed bow from the Holly
Berry Happiness Stamp Set, which I painted with a gold Sharpie pen and
then I fussy cut it. I adhered it to the overlay using Dimensionals.
Now I need to have another go at using overlays! If you’ve used overlays, and can offer me any hints or tips, please leave a comment in the box below! ☺☺☺
That’s about it from me today. Until tomorrow, happy crafting.