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Card and Tag by LOUISE CROSBIE

Card and Tag by LOUISE CROSBIE

I’ve used my September kit to make two layouts, but as ever, I had lots of bits left over and decided to use some of them to make a nature card and a wintery tag.
I have a real soft spot for Kraft coloured cards. Especially if they relate to nature and are a little understated. Kraft card suits the simple natural theme. I noticed there were dragonflies featured in the papers and although I didn’t use one on the card, it inspired me to use one of my Dusty Attic dragonflies. If you don't have access to something like that you could cut out the dragonfly from the papers. There are a couple of them.
I used a piece of the Kraft coloured card supplied in the kit to make a square card. Then I started decorating it by using a brayer/roller to apply a single random and deliberately uneven coat of white gesso. Then also randomly stamped a text stamp onto it in three places.
I added some splatters using metallique paint and sparks paint as a bit of a contrast to the soft matte natural tones then simply layered up my chosen elements. Simple but effective I think.
The tag was cut from the lighter creamy coloured card but had a similar start to the card. Brayer on the white, stamp on the text then begin layering on the elements. 
It has a lot of the same features as the first layout I did with this collection only I’ve given it a wintery vibe by adding snowtex and glamour dust glitter plus a few splatters of white paint. Using die-cutting with the coloured card is a nice way to make sure all your embellishments match up tonally with your project.  
The glitter adds some lovely frosty sparkle although that doesn’t show up in a photo.
While these are not layouts, I think they show some themes and directions you could take a potential layout using the September kit.
Obviously as I’ve already used a large chunk of my kit for two layouts I couldn’t have my cake and eat it as they say. 
Just too many choices lol
However, I hope these smaller projects prove useful in sparking off some ideas for anyone who hasn’t decided where to go with their project ideas using the kit this month.
Supplies used:
September kit
white Gesso
The Dusty Attic Dragonfly
Sparks paint: Fairy Wings, Chest of Gold.
Distress Oxide: Frayed Burlap
Die cut hexagon (You could perhaps use the Dusty Attic Honeycomb chipboard)
Text stamp and ink
September kit
Die cuts using Dies from personal stash and card provided in kit
Piece of hessian (Burlap) from personal stash
3D foam tape
a single brad
Text stamp
Distress ink Vintage photo
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Sue - September 18, 2021

Both projects are gorgeous. Love the dragon fly. X

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