Mai Tai Birthday Card



Hi everyone, today I’m showing you my first Crealies guest design project for the year with the new Crealies flower stamps and today’s flower is the Geum Mai Tai (Avens). In Dutch it’s called “nagelkruid mai tai”. Let’s get started!




Step 1:

For my base I’m creating a Reveal Wheel Card and I’m using the video tutorial that you can find here: https://www.hobbyvision.nl/nl/28-10-2020-janet-blaauw-crealies-draaikaart-met-lemoncraft-raspberry.html (just don’t poke a hole in your design paper!). The video is in Dutch but I think you can follow along with what is shown.


The specific die set that I used is the Crealies Cardzz CLCZ303 Reveal Wheel Card + Spinning Wheel Card die set. It creates a 10x10 cm reveal wheel card. The word stamps are from the Crealies Text & Co stamp sets CLWSEN02 and CLWSEN04 word stamp sets.

For the larger card base I use a craft coloured 13,4 x 13,4 cm card base and one of the dies in the Crealies Crea-Nest-Lies XXL no. 8 die set for my sightly smaller design paper mat. The design paper that I’m using today is just some paper I found in my stash, I wanted the flowers to pop so I kept the design paper neutral.




Step 2:

Onto the colouring part: as mentioned before today I’m using one of the new Crealies flower stamps (Stampzz 01 designed by Mo’s Art UK). I stamped this beautiful flower image thee times onto Strathmore Bristol Smooth Surface paper using black ink and directly afterwards I’m heat embossing with clear embossing powder. This way my lines stay black and crisp no matter how much water I add. You get the best results if you use an anti-static powder tool before stamping the image.


For today’s colouring work I’m using the Crealies Pigment Colorzz and these are new added colours to the existing range: today I’m using 2 and 4 (which when mixed creates a nice orangy colour) and 24. I add some of the pigment powder to my palette and spray the pigment with water to created a watercolour paint. You don’t need much, these pigments are very strong.

I use a small brush and water to colour the images (on one image I’m not colouring in the stem, because I cut that part of), adding layers until I’m happy with the result.


After the colouring is done I add back in some highlights using a white gel pen and I fussy cut the images leaving a small border. From one flower image I’m only using the flower itself, I cut of the stem. Than I adhered the three flowers together in a way that I liked, this will be my focal point.



Step 3:

Time to put my card together: I wrapped some matching green ribbon around my base design paper and adhered on the back using regular tape. This combination I adhered onto my card base using liquid glue. Onto this base I adhered the reveal wheel part using two millimetre foam tape and on top of that I adhered the combined coloured flowers. And for my finishing touch I added a few rose gold sequins in different sizes using Ranger Medium Matte from the small bottle.


Detail picture:



And that is it for today’s guest design project! I wish you a creative day!



Used Crealies products:

Dies:

- CLCZ303 Cardzz: Reveal Wheel Card + Spinning Wheel Card;

- Crea-Nest-Lies XXL no. 8 die set.

Stamps:

- Text & Co Stamps: CLWSEN02 word Strips Dream (ENG) and CLWSEN04 word Strips Happy (ENG);

- Stampzz 01 (designed by Mo’s Art UK).

Pigment Colorzz:

- 2 / 4 / 24.