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Bright Ideas: A Shiny Card Making Project with Crafty as a Fox, project 6...


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Card journaling, lightbulb moment, crafty is a fox, Crafty Kelly
Card journaling, lightbulb moment, crafty is a fox, Crafty Kelly

Bright Ideas: A Shiny Card Making Project with Crafty as a Fox


Hey there crafty friends!


Happy Friday! I hope you've all been having a fantastic week. Today, I'm back with some more inspiration to get your creative juices flowing. We're going to be making bright and beautiful cards using some of the amazing stamps and stencils in the Crafty as a Fox Lightbulb Moment collection. This card design is straight out of my card journal page 6 and what a fun adventure I'm having!!! If you're curious about card journaling, I'll share more about it at the end of this post.


This blog post is inspired by a stunning card that features a light bulb image, the text "Live life in the light" and a lovely watercolour background. It's a perfect example of how to create a quick and easy card that's full of personality and perfect for any occasion.


Let Your Light Shine


The Crafty as a Fox Lightbulb Moment collection is a great place to start for anyone looking to add a touch of inspiration to their cards. The light bulb image is a versatile symbol that can represent new ideas, creativity, and bright futures. And with a little bit of creativity, you can use it to create cards that are both meaningful and visually striking.


Here are a few ideas to get you started:


  • Keep it simple:  Just stamp the light bulb image onto your card base and add a touch of colour with watercolour paints, Distress Inks, or markers. You could also stamp the light bulb image in different colours for a more playful look.

  • Think outside the box:  Don't be afraid to get creative with your card design! You could use the light bulb image as a starting point for a more elaborate scene. For example, you could stamp the light bulb image on top of a piece of patterned paper that looks like a night sky. Or, you could use the light bulb image as a focal point for a card that features inspirational quotes or messages.

  • Light up someone's day:  These cards are perfect for any occasion, but they're especially well-suited for birthdays, graduations, or other times when you want to celebrate someone's achievements.



Below you will find a list of instructions, and the products I used. In the below video is today's project, Hope you enjoy.


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Here are the materials I have used:



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Here's how to make the card:


  1. Stamp the lightbulb image on to some watercolour cardstock.

  2. Next, choose some yellows and oranges to watercolour the lightbulb stamped image, I have used some Distress inks. Smoosh the ink pad onto a craft mat so that you can lift the colour with a paintbrush and paint, then leave to dry.

  3. On some watercolour card stock add some water to the bottom corner. Now start to add some ink into the water and watch it spread. Keep adding more ink until you are happy and leave to dry. You may want to do this process a couple of times to get different layers and watermarks. This card stock measures 14.4cm x 10.1cm to make an A6 card.

  4. Once the background is dry, use some versa mark through the stencil across the watercolour splodge, Pour some white embossing powder over the stencil part and heat set.

  5. Stamp the sentiment onto stamping card, trim down, and use a black ink pad to black the edge.

  6. With some A4 cardstock about 300gsm, cut in it Half to A5 size, then score in the middle of the card stock this should be at 10 1/2 cm, you have made a card base.

  7. Lastly, mount the project onto black cardstock, adhere it to a card base, and attach the sentiment with some foam pads to give the project dimension.

Endless Possibilities


These are just a few ideas to get you started. With the Crafty as a Fox Lightbulb Moment collection, the possibilities are endless! So get out your stamps, stencils, and creativity, and start creating some bright and beautiful cards today!


Top Tips for Using Crafty as a Fox Lightbulb Moment Collection:

  • If you're using Distress Inks or markers, be sure to heat emboss your stamped image first with clear embossing powder. This will help to prevent the ink from bleeding.

  • Use a light touch when applying Distress Inks or markers. You can always add more ink later, but it's difficult to take it away.

  • Experiment with different colours and techniques to create unique looks.

I hope this blog post has inspired you to create your own light bulb moment cards! If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.


My Collection is available here in my shop or www.createandcraft.com



Calling all crafters! Whether you're a seasoned card maker or just starting your creative journey, Crafty as a Fox has something for you. Explore our diverse range of products from stamps and stencils to paper packs and dies. Our products are perfect for card making, mixed media, and more. Let your imagination run wild as we have everything you need to bring your creative ideas to life.


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What is Card Journaling?


Card journaling is a unique method that combines elements of card making, mixed media, and art journaling. It allows you to explore your creativity freely while keeping a record of the materials you use. This way, you can easily recreate your favourite projects or simply document your artistic journey.


If you would like to know 5 reasons why card journaling could work for you read my other post - 5 reasons why you should start Card Journaling. 


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About my books


Unveiling My Creative Book Collection: A Guide for Beginners and Project Enthusiasts!


I'm thrilled to share my passion for card making and mixed-media journaling through my two distinct books! Whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned crafter, I have something to spark your creativity.

Card Journaling: A mash up of card making and mixed media techniques, this book is a Beginner's Guide to Stamping & Stencilling (Volume 1)

This book is your one-stop shop for embarking on the exciting world of card making! Designed specifically for beginners, it delves into the world of ink-based stamping and stencilling techniques. You'll find comprehensive information on these popular tools, along with clear instructions on their usage.


But what truly sets this book apart? It goes beyond just techniques! "Card Journaling: A mash up of card making and mixed media techniques" also boasts dedicated log pages, allowing you to meticulously track the materials used in your projects. This invaluable feature ensures you can recreate your masterpieces with ease or simply admire your artistic journey.


Card Journaling - log it! (in 2 cover options)


Are you a project enthusiast who craves an organised space to document your creative endeavours? Look no further than "Card Journaling - log it!" This book provides dedicated log pages specifically designed to capture the essence of your card making projects. Meticulously record the materials used, techniques explored, and any inspirations that fuelled your creations.


With these two books in your library, you'll be well-equipped to embark on a fulfilling and inspiring card-making journey!


My books are available at amazon follow the links below.


Card Journaling: A mash up of card making and mixed media journaling techniques Vol 1
Card Journaling: a mash up of card making and mixed media journaling - log it!
Card Journaling: a mash up of card making and mixed media journaling - log it! Vol 2

 

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Happy Making

Kelly Anne Jordan xx

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