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Project 17

Told you there would be crafting stuff up quick!

Today is project 17 from the project book. The original is called Key of the Door and is designed by Dee Paramour. Here is her version

As you can see the key part is the whole 'key to the door' thing with turning 21. I don't know anyone who is turning 21, but I decided to use this as a birthday card for my dad, and alter the key slightly. Here is my version

I didn't have a damask embossing folder, but I did have this nice Tim Holtz one, which I painted gold, then black, which I wiped the excess off, before dabbing with iced spruce. 

I also didn't have any mica flakes or corner plates. Digging through my stash I found these micro beads, which are a perfect substitute. You just use a bit of double sided sticky tape, then pour them on the top. The corner plates are actually a square filigree I had which I cut into quarters. 

I love the whole dry brushing technique. This was grungeboard, painted black and then dry brushed with gold and iced spruce. There is a red ribbon behind it doubled up because it was huge!

A closer shot of the iced spruce splatters. It's a good way to age things. This is a great way to do a masculine card, which we all find difficult!

Only four more projects to go until task one is done! 

Happy crafting everyone


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