When I saw the Comic Words die
from i-crafter, I knew I wanted to use them in a project. They match our Sassy Girls perfectly! With that in mind, we decided to do a collaboration blog hop featuring both these great products from two awesome new craft companies.
I hope you are inspired by all the projects today as I know I am. When you hop along remember to leave a kind note for all our talented designers.
For my project I wanted something, fun, bright, and atypical of your normal comic book colors. When you google comic book style, you will likely get the primary colors and black. For my card, I used the entire rainbow and I got to feature multiple craft companies, which is always fun.
I started my project with a background that I made using distress oxides, and our sailor stripe stencil
. I made a background that I didn't use on this project to make a rainbow stripe, then using the dirty stencil, I sprayed it with some water and pressed it down against my paper. I was able to do this twice, creating a rainbow plaid effect.
I used the dies from i-crafter to cut out a shoutout and the word "WOW!" One of my favorite things about this die is that it creates a cut out of the letter and a border. I cut the letters out again on black cardstock to create a black border.
My background and my words are ready to go
After that, I used a single piece of acetate cut to A2 size to provide some stability and the window for my shakers. I decided to offset my letters and do a separate shaker above and below. I used my black border to help distinguish the letters from the background and glued them to the front of my card base.
The letters are assembled and the front looks great!
I then turned my front panel over and attached two layers of foam tape. I separated it in the middle with the foam tape so that I would have two shaker compartments.
Don't mind my mystery machine washi tape to hold my letters in place
On my back panel, I aligned my stamp so that her face would show in the top panel. I chose the donut girl from Sassy Girls - Sweet
for this project. I used a misti to do this as it makes my stamping 100% more accurate. I probably couldn't stamp without it. I colored my stamp in with Spectrum Noir Illustrators.
After I had my panel colored and ready to go, I found the two shaker packs I wanted to use. My ultimate shaker pack secret is Doodles Paper Playground
. She sells the best sequin mixes and each one can make multiple cards. I used the shaker mix Sweet Treats in both the bottom and the top sections. I also added the shaker mix Broken Glass to the top section. This mix is completely clear so it gives movement without being distracting. When I had enough of each mix in, I assembled my card in my misti. I found that sometimes I can't line up my back panel but this allowed me to assemble it without a problem. I hope you enjoy my final project!