Friday, 8 July 2016

Birthday Celebration!

I am enjoying a few days at home this week which is giving me an opportunity to watch all the live "Christmas" shows on Hochanda.  Needless to say I am getting inspired by ideas and taking advantage of great savings.

I would like to share with you a card I have finished making using Sue Wilson Birthday Shadow Box collection.  

Whilst watching Sue Wilson demonstrate on the Hochanda show I saw her demonstrate a product called Pixie Powder.  This is a similar product to the Brusho and used in the same way.  What I liked about these particular powders is that they have a mica powder in them and I like the finish.  Also, the containers they come in have a fine nozzle so it it easy to tap out a small amount.  With the Brushos you need to pierce the lid to create a small aperture and that isn't obvious!  The Pixie powders are also clearly identifiable because they have colour labels.  This makes it easy to tell which one you have picked up which I struggle with when using the Brushos.  Both products have a place in my craftroom but I suspect the Pixie powders will be a firm favourite.  

The collection of Pixie powders I have are Midnight Blue, Peacock Green, Aqua Lagoon and Teal Wash.  I used the Midnight Blue, Aqua Lagoon and a touch of the Teal Wash onto some card and used this as the background for the Shadow Box die.  There was just enough card left over to cut out some of the small balloons and coffee cups.  The Tea pot and cups are a product of Joy! Crafts.

Once I had cut out the Shadow Box die and mounted it onto the background I had made with the Pixie Powder, I cut out the smaller dies to put in the apertures.

I was unsure how I was going to mount it because of its size.  I decided to make a stepper card to mount it on.    I own a stepper card die which wasn't wide enough but it gave me a basis for creating one myself using Cameo Silhouette.

Now for the enveiling - da da!



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