It’s time for the new Challenge in the Heffy Doodlers Facebook group; are you ready?! Recently, we’ve made some changes to the series our design team members post, just to shake things up and keep them interesting. This month, we thought it would be fun to spotlight one of the new series for the challenge, Davina’s Color Snapshot…
Davina’s color scheme, and the new Mini Die Cutting Machine inspired my challenge card. The palette is beautiful; perfect for fall themed cards! And I don’t know about you, but my desk never seems to be large enough once I start crafting. The new Mini Die Cutting Machine from Heffy Doodle is awesome! It has a tiny footprint, and folds up even smaller, but it’s 3″ x 6″ plates are still big enough to cut out most of my dies. I was able to cut out all of the individual pieces for my card today with it. (Except the card base itself, but I don’t usually die cut card bases.) Here’s a look at the pieces I used for my card…
I love creating a scene with dies. If I don’t have exactly the right die, I hunt through my stash to see if I can find shapes to piece together. For example, I wanted a die cut pumpkin for my card, but I don’t have one. So I used the lift-the-flap die and a shamrock in the Clover Frames set. I cut the flap die, rotated it 180° and moved it up, before cutting it again. That gave me a shorter rectangle with a scalloped top and bottom. The shamrock works for the leaves, and I used the top of a tree branch (from the same set I cut the trees from) to make the pumpkin stem. I cut the word HUGS out four times, to stack for a nice, thick sentiment.
To prep the pieces for this card, I cut them all out and colored them by ink blending (die sets and inks listed below). I used a larger brush for the background, and smaller brushes for all of the other pieces. I stuck a piece of Heffy Memo Tape to my fingers while I was blending the background. It helped me hold the panel down, without getting ink on my fingers. Then, I used it to hold the tiny pieces in place while I colored them. This tape is awesome!
To assemble the card, I glued the layers to the card base using PVA glue. It’s great for paper to paper. I transfer it to a Fineline bottle for easy application; that way I get just the right amount of glue. It keeps me from adding so much, that the moisture warps the paper, but still gives me wiggle room if I need to move pieces, and dries quickly. Locking tweezers and a jewel picker helped to get small pieces in just the right spot. Then, with all of the layers in place, I added a few gems for sparkle. This card was so easy to put together, and I love the soft color palette. What do you think?
Here are the links to the products, as promised…
MACHINE & DIES
Mini Die Cutting Machine (includes bear and cloud dies)
Stitched Slopey Joes
DISTRESS OXIDE INKS
SMALL TOOLS & EMBELLISHMENTS
Large Blending Brush
Small Blending Brushes
Heffy Memo Tape
PVA Glue in a Fineline Bottle
I hope I’ve inspired you to play along with the challenge this month! To enter, just post a picture of your project in the Heffy Doodlers Facebook Album, labeled October 2020 Challenge. It will be pinned to the top. If you’re not already in the group, I’d encourage you to join! You can post any of your Heffy Doodle creations, meet crafty friends, and I always try to post the links when Lesley goes live on Fridays. (Plus, you get to enter the challenges for a chance to win a £35.00 gift voucher to the Heffy Doodle Shop!) All of the details, along with last month’s winner, can be found on the Heffy Doodle Blog.
Thanks for stopping by today; I’ll be back on Thursday with another fun card to share!
This site uses affiliate links whenever possible (at no additional cost to you), but only for products I actually use and love.