18 July 2018

Unexpected item???

Hi Everyone, my DT post today is for

I really didn't have a clue and then I saw a card that put an idea in my mind, BUT I didn't have the item! What to use instead? after a few hours, literally, it came to me! - Makeup remover pads!!!! I was so pleased with the idea I made 2 cards! LOL

To make them more stable, the layers part easily don't they? I sprayed them with hairspray (didn't have spray glue) until they were soaked. Let them dry and put them into my stamp platform.

When I pressed the stamp down I found it debossed the pad, BUT didn't add the colour, may have been the old inks I used. Anyhow, as they were debossed, I coloured the part with the pen, then to seal it, I added Versamark to the stamp and embossed the pads.

 Onto the card with a computer written sentiment. I'm not too sure of it's success, but loved trialing it. btw, the sentiment looks wonky! I thought it wasn't until I saw it here, so will have to remove it and correct it, isn't it funny that in real life you don't see it?

My second card is using a die for the 2 pads, I thought it would make an ideal igloo? I stretched them slightly to fit the oval shape, then added a shadow with the Sheena Douglass Sparkle pens, added some glitter glue, which picked the layer up slightly, I think it's OK though. 

first card -
 embossing folder and stamp - Magazine freebies
Sheena Douglass Sparkle pens

second card
igloo - Rcool
Apple Blossom Embossing folder
very old Whisper ink
Penguins with the holly die, are a win from Christina Griffiths blog
silver mirror card - Dovecraft


Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards,love the penguins.xxx

cotnob said...

Fabulous card Faith, such a brilliant idea - I especially like the igloo.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Wishcraft said...

Lovely cards, really love that igloo! Hugs, Lisa x

Mac Mable said...

These cards are right up my street. Fun techniques and such unique results. What a fantastic and inspirational idea to use the pads. Creative fun and I bet you enjoyed playing? Love both of your cards Faith because they are both so experimental and absolutely wonderful x Fun all the way x

Carol L said...

What a clever idea to use makeup pads! Love both the cards, so cute!

Shirley Young said...

Would never of thought of using makeup pads like that Faith, a brilliant idea. Both cards are lovely xx

Liz said...

Two super cards, Faith, such a clever idea for your 'unexpected item'. xx

crafty-stamper said...

WOW definitely inspiring and you were amazed at my teabags--well you went one step further brilliant idea and brilliant result -who needs common stamping paper lol-love the embossed strip too-the igloo idea is brilliant too --make -up remover pads --totally gobsmacked
Carol x

Brenda said...

Shut the front door!!!! You clever gal you Faith! I would have never thought to use make up pads and I have them on hand all the time. lol I use them with home made face cleanser. Your cards turned out so cool, I love the tree card-love that tree! Yes, how does the sentiments get wonky when we photograph them?!! Love the igloo card! They made a perfect igloo, such a cute card, loving those penguins!! This gives these cards such amazing texture-so clever! Hugs, Brenda

Wei said...

What an inspiring & creative project, Faith! Both cards are fabulous and I especially love the igloo.

Deborah Frings said...

Awesome idea!!! I love the texture you get from the makeup pads. The birthday card is super, but it's the cool igloo that I love. Nice job!! xxx

Lisa Lynn said...

Very creative!!! A man would not expect that on his card or even know what it is, hehe. Love both your cards.

Martina said...

Cards with trees and penguins are amazing, creative and very imaginative.

Linby said...

Very clever and so effective use of the pads. Great cards.

Hetty said...

Make up pads! You made me laugh!What a great idea and they look beautiful on your card. Very creative.
Rge penguin card is cute and a beautiful embossed background.