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Wednesday 20 July 2022

Savvy Creations with Cassandra / Créations avisées avec Cassandra

Hello Magenta Friends! Cassandra here today sharing an index card creationI developed a liking of crafting on index cards after participating in the yearly Yellow Daisy Index Card A Day (ICAD) challenge that runs from June 1st - July 31st. I don't know about you but when I create with media working directly on a mat/glass board (be it Nuance powders or other pastes/gels) there is always a bit of leftover that I hate to go to waste so I always have a stack of index cards (some pre-gessoed and some plain) ready to use. I will smoosh, drag, splatter, stencil, etc. to use up the leftovers and have the start of a background for a future project.

Today's index card creation started as on of those background where I used a small sized card to sop up some Mango Tango Nuance from a mat. What I love about this colour is its colour range from a golden mango yellow to a its outer skin orange colour. Such a perfectly named colour! 

I stamped the letter script with Hickory Smoke Archival ink and then stamped the Tranquil Buds using Unicorn White pigment ink. I added a dusting of white emboss powder to the almost dry ink so some parts would stand out while others receded into the back ground as it dried. I fussy cut the butterfly from some older Magenta patterned paper and outlined it with black pen. I match the mint colour of the butterfly with Metallic Mint gelato which I swiped onto my craft mat, added some water, and used it as sparkly splatter along with some black splatter. Once dry, I stamped the Find Your Happy Place sentiment with Black Soot Archival ink.

To finish it off, I stamped the date on a scrap piece of white cardstock and finding it too white, I watercoloured with some Mango Tango that I have in a Nuance porcelain palette. I backed it with some scrap sari silk fabric and mini stapled in place. 


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One of the things I have found with crafting on index cards (besides their durability to take a beating/soaking and 3 size ranges - 3 x5", 4x6", 5x8") is that I can create freely and then decide whether I want to turn my creation into a card or make it part of an art journal. This one is destine for a journal page.

Happy creating!

Cassandra - DT Magenta

1 comment:

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Cassandra, I love the idea of creating on index cards. I might have to hunt some out :)