Monday, November 27, 2023

Craft Roulette Episode #191 - Warm Winter Wishes

 Hello my Crafty Friends and welcome! My card today was created for Craft Roulette. If you don't know what Craft Roulette is, search it on YouTube and check out Mary Gunn from Mary Gunn Funn and her fun show called Craft Roulette. 

The parameters this week were: 

1. Project: Drop Down

2. Colors: Supper Table

3. Element: Season(s)

4. Random: Shiny

My card for you today features Lawn Fawn's Magic Iris die along with the Magic Iris Birdhouse add-on. 

For this card, I started with an A2 sized top fold card base using Neenah Classic Crest 110lb heavy weight smooth white cardstock. I then die cut a rectangle using red cardstock and the largest die in the MFT - A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX die set. 

I die cut the birdhouse and the sausage pieces for the Magic Iris using Lawn Fawn's Wood Grain cardstock in white. Then I die cut the rest of the pieces for the Magic Iris using the same Neenah Classic Crest heavy weight cardstock. 

I die cut the other pieces of the birdhouse using red cardstock (which was a cheap lightweight cardstock from Michaels). I die cut the bird that comes with the birdhouse set from smooth white cardstock. Then using Spellbinders dies from their winter birdhouse set, I die cut the greenery, bow and bell. Then I used MFT - Holly Berries die to create the holly bit on the tip of the bird house. 

I traced the top of the bird house and then drew snow to cut out and add to the top of the birdhouse. I used Copic markers to color the greenery and bow in, the started gluing everything to the front of the card. I used the Magic Iris add-on to create my card front. I also added Glossy Accents and Nuvo Crystal Drops to my card front to snow to the birdhouse and shine to the Holly berries!

I followed the YouTube video on how to assemble the Magic Iris (it's been a while since I made one and I like to know 100% how to assemble things before I start). I added foam tape to the back of the card front and glued my Magic Iris assembly to the back. 

Before I added the card front, I stamped a sentiment using Lawn Fawn's Magical Holiday Messages and white embossing powder on red cardstock, then I added the card front to it, so that when you pulled down the arm, the Magic Iris opens so show the message!

I love using the Magic Iris die set, I really need to use it more often because how fun is it to pull the handle and open a special message or image?!

Thank you so much for stopping by today and Happy Crafting.

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