Monday, 9 July 2018

Home - Sugar Pea Super Guest Designer Post #1 - VIDEO

Hi Everyone, I'm absolutely thrilled to be Guest Designing for Sugar Pea Designs over the next three months. I've been a fan of theirs since I started crafting and the first thing I bought was the Home Sweet Home SugarCut and so I thought it would be nice to start my term by showcasing this. I have used it quite a number of times, making it one of my most used dies. 

I have a video to accompany this post, which you can watch here, or over on my You Tube channel.

I took an A5 (UK sized) piece of Bristol Smooth cardstock and cut it in half and started inking up a galaxy background with some bright distress inks. In between the bright splotches I added some Black Soot. This highlights the bright spots and makes it into the galaxy. I need some more practice using the Bristol Smooth I think, as it is so smooth I felt it didn't blend as well as I'd like.

I then took some white gouache and mixed some up with water to make splatter and added it on top of the panel, along with some Clear Sparkle Pen.

Then I took some white card stock and die cut out the SugarCut Home Sweet Home and the SugarCut Homescape. I was very careful to remember to keep hold of the little windows and the heart and the piece between the M and E! I then stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Sentiments - Home set.

I cut all the pieces down to fit an A2 (US) card base and adhered the galaxy background. I then popped up the die cut pieces with some foam tape, adding in the little die cut out pieces with some multi medium matte.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I'll be back again soon with more SugarPea inspiration. Happy Crafting!


Erica A-B said...

Congratulations on the GD spot, Ruth! Well deserved!! Beautiful card too!

Michelle Short said...

This is wonderful, Ruth! I love the white panel against the bright background! Love how you did the sentiment too xx

LaurieC said...

I LOVE this card!! Your galaxy background is beautiful! I cannot wait to see all your creations during this term...huge congrats, Ruth!! Xx

Lisa Tilson said...

The homescape die white panel just looks wonderful with the galaxy background! It really pops against the bright colours. It’s a long time since I’ve done a galaxy background, it’s the sort of thing that’s handy to make a batch of and them and keep for future projects to save getting all the inks out each time. But them I am lazy!! Looking forward to seeing all your other crads for SPD, congrats on the GD spot! Xx

St├ęphanie Steph Made It For You said...

It's a great card! I love the layout and the colours you picked! That is definately a die I would buy for my christmas card! xx

Marianne said...

Congrats again on your GD spot, Ruth! Love how you've combined the two dies. They go so well together. I did have to chuckle when I saw that you added '(UK)' when you mentioned the A5 size, which in fact is a common paper size in the entire world (based on the ISO 216 standard), except for North-America and a few other countries. ;-)
Marianne x

Debra Rumpza said...

Gorgeous! I love the background colors and the way it peeks through the die cut word... Wonderful!

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