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Melted greetings

Hi crafters. Back to experimenting. I started with this background which was made with copper embossing paste through the Artplorations stencil Merry Go Round. Lindy’s magicals in Autumn Maple Crimson, Grab a guy gold and Bratwurst brown, were sprinkled on and it was sprayed with lots of water.

Have you seen fabric slashing? See here for an example. I wanted to try it with a card. I have tulle from the second hand shop. I layered maroon, light and dark purple tulle. Cut them a bit larger so you can trim later. There were 4 layers.

I then sewed around the circles using and copper metallic thread on top ( which broke every 1-2min! Ugh!)

I then used a seam ripper and scissors to slash between the copper spokes.

The dark purple tulle on top was pretty stiff and didn’t curl spontaneously. I then went into extreme crafting mode and heated it with a heat gun. When it melted a little (!!!) I just did tiny bursts of heat while pushing the triangles back.

I then thought what am I going to do with a sentiment? I had thought of stamping one on a circle and popping it in, but now I didn’t want to cover them. There was a patch that wasn’t slashed at one end, so I cut the Neat and Tangled birthday tag die out of copper paper and rounded the top with a circle die. I sewed the panel to a card base with the same threads. I added some gems and glued the sentiment with Tombow mono multi glue ( it didn’t stick well to the tulle with multi medium matt).

It was a fun experiment. Might be a problem to post.

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Stamplorations Mixed media challenge

Simon says Stamp Wednesday challenge: Anything goes

Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Make your own background.

Stamplorations Never ending anything goes challenge

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