Hello Everyone! I am so excited, and, honestly, a little sad at the same time, to be sharing my 2nd and final project as an i-Crafter Guest Designer!
First things first. This project has a sister post over on the i-Crafter blog, so be sure to head on over there and give them some love!
When I received the Geometric Favor Box die set to work with, I really wanted to stretch this product as far as I could. I noticed that there were a few dies that, when turned, were the perfect diamond shape, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do for my 2nd project!
First, using a light blue cardstock, I die cut out the diamond panel from the Geometric Favor Box set, along with the “rays” insert that fit perfectly inside of it. Once Die cut, I had a diamond frame, and a diamond rays insert that I set aside. I then used the diamond outline die to die cut a piece of clear acetate. I adhered this diamond piece of acetate to the back of my diamond frame, and then adhered my diamond rays insert piece directly on top of my acetate using a liquid adhesive (it fit perfectly inside my diamond frame too!).
Next, using that same diamond die-cut piece from the Geometric Favor Box, I die cut a slightly darker blue diamond. I took my acetate diamond piece, flipped it over so the backside was facing me, and lined the edges with a double layer of foam tape. I took my darker-blue diamond die cut piece, and carefully poured some frosted translucent blue and white sequins into the center. I removed the backing from my foam tape, and carefully lined up my acetate piece to adhere directly on top of my darker-blue diamond die cut. I pressed down to make sure it was fully adhered, and I had my shaker element!
Next, for the card base, I trimmed an A2-sized piece of navy cardstock, and a 4.125″ x 5.375″ piece of white cardstock. Using the white cardstock, I placed the Cosmic Flare stencil on top, and blended a layer of light blue dye ink. I rotated the Cosmic Flare stencil 180 degrees, and then blended a layer of dark blue dye ink as well (I really wanted to use as many shades of blue as possible!). Using some excess darker blue ink, I spritzed the ink with a little water on my glass media mat, picked it up with an old watercolor brush, and gently tapped the brush over my panel to give a splatter effect. I set this panel aside to dry. Once dry, I adhered my Cosmic Flare panel to the A2-sized piece of Navy cardstock.
For my sentiment, I decided on using the Comic Word dies for part of it. I took one burst and die cut it once in navy blue, and again in white. On the white burst, I splattered it with that same dark blue ink from above with the same technique. I set this aside to dry. Once dry, I adhered the white burst on top of the navy burst with a slight offset.
I then took the Alphabet, Carly die set, and die cut the phrase “You’re a GEM” twice, once using the light blue cardstock, and once using the darker blue cardstock (the same colors used in my diamond shaker piece). I adhered each of the darker blue letters on top of the lighter blue letters (slightly offsetting it), and then adhered the letters onto the burst to create my sentiment.
Using a tape runner, I adhered my diamond shaker to be in the “slightly-upper center” of the card, and using foam tape, I adhered my sentiment burst in the lower center of the card.
I also took a couple sequin and half bead embellishments and adhered them to my card as well.
I took my entire panel, adhered it to an A2-sized card base, and my card was finished!
I want to take a moment to thank Lynda and Niccole over at i-Crafter for the amazing opportunity to be a Guest Designer! I had so much fun using these products to create really fun projects… and… now that I know they fit my style so well, I cannot wait to follow along for all of their new releases of amazing interactive products!
Thank you so much for following along with me and my i-Crafter creations! I hope I gave you a little inspiration to think outside of the box with your die sets and use them to help create your next awesome project!
Be sure to follow me on Instagram at @justanotebyjustin for all my crafting projects!
Here is one more look at Justin’s card … We want to thank him for being a guest designer this month! We have loved both your projects and can’t wait for you to come back for more!!
Cosmic Flare Stencil By Lynda Kanase$7.99
Comic Words By Lynda KanaseProduct on sale
Alphabet, Carly By Lynda Kanase$15.99
Geometric Favor Box By Lynda Kanase$31.99
2 thoughts on “Guest Designer – Justin Averill – Back For More!!”
What a cool idea Justin!
Love this card design! Everything about it is so pretty, especially the lovely blues you used! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!