Belated Happy New Year wishes to you! We have been under the weather in our household so I am a bit late with this post. This month for Eileen Hull, the DT are concentrating on card techniques.
I have gone for a simple technique, not new by any means but one that is useful for covering up papers that you may not like and a great technique for making quick and easy cards. Of course, I had to add my all time favourite of Eileen Hull's flower dies - Flower, Heart & Soul - Sizzix 661108.
The technique is very simple. Using a piece of packaging material and your favourite die, cut two sets of flowers from the same sheet.
Cut your chosen patterned paper to size.
Stencil over the paper, I used some Cut & Dry foam and DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Translucent White, but this would work equally well with watered down Gesso, or any chalky paint. The idea is to create a faint outline and not not a solid print.
The leaves were cut from another of Eileen's dies - Leaves, Spring - Sizzix 661111.
To create the flower I die cut three sets of petals, and used a button from my stash for the centre.
I die cut a sentiment using a Tim Holtz Thinlits word die and then gathered my pieces together to complete the card.
It was a last minute decision to add some splatting to the card and I did this using Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Picked Raspberry. In real life the splatting looks beautiful, the light is very poor here today.
It took me less than half an hour to put this card together, the die cutting took the most time but you could have lots of items die cut and you could put cards together in no time - so quick and easy.
As I write this post, Eileen Hull is making her way to Creativation (formerly CHA), in Phoenix, Arizona in her beautiful vintage camper van, Scotty. Eileen will be taking Scotty onto the convention floor and she will be demonstrating her fabulous new release of dies (they are must haves!!). I am also thrilled to tell you that my dear and exceptionally talented friend Jenny Marples (Buttons) will be demonstrating for Eileen Hull, in the Sizzix Booth!! If you are attending, please do try and visit both Eileen and Jenny, they would both love to see you!
Thanks so much for your visit, I will try and catch up with you all soon.
Hugs, Anne xx