Monday, 5 December 2016

Crafternoon Blog Hop for Mind

Thank you for joining us all on this fun, fab blog hop all in aid of Mind an amazing charity helping people with mental health problems. One in four people have experienced a mental health problem in their lifetime, that means most of us has experienced or know and care about somebody that has experienced a mental health problem at some time. So please join in, donate and hop along xxxx

Check out the links below, for more information about what is happening, raffle tickets and prizes.

During the crafternoon event, Crafter's Companion hopes to inspire and educate, below you will find the cards I created and then the tutorial.

Cut a piece of white card to fit your card blank, then using a brayer apply a thin layer of paint, this background is all about adding layers. you can also achieve a similar look using a bank or store card to apply the paint.

still using the brayer apply more layers in different colours until you are happy, I stuck with cool colours until my final layer.

where I added a pop of red. Before using the Hessian embossing folder as a stamp with white distress ink over the top.

I also used the same paints and technique to apply paint to a black piece of card, and the paints I used were Pebeo-: Bleu Ceruleum, Irridescent green yellow, Cadmium red hue and Iridescent green blue. I love the shine the iridescent paints give on the black card.

Cut an aperture from  the front of the card blank leaving a border around the edge.

Die cut the Joyful Snowman from white card and rip a piece of white card that will fit across the aperture to represent your snowy ground.

Glue these in place on the front of your card, glue your painted background to the back of the card blank.

To finish off die cut a sentiment from white card and glue in place before taking a clear glitter pen to add some extra sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment below. A random comment will be chosen to receive a gift from Crafter's Companion. Next on the hop is Sally

Gemma xx

Hop Order in case anyone is lost



  1. Love the background, an effective card. X

  2. wow gemma you make such beautiful cards.. the background really make the snowman standout ... x

  3. What a fabulous background technique! I need to try that. Thank you for helping to fundraise for mental health x

  4. Great cards,love the backgrounds. Thanks for telling us how you made them x

  5. Great cards and tutorial!

  6. Beautiful cards,Gemma.Such a cute snowmen.


  7. Such a lovely Christmas card and fabulous tutorial Gemma. Love it! Hugs

  8. Gorgeous creation and tutorial Gemma
    Hugs Julie xxx

  9. A fabulous project and love the backgrounds against the white elements. Great blog hop and for such a good cause.

  10. Beautiful and my favourite colours too x

  11. Such I lovely card that as a novice I feel I could achieve. Thank you for your very clear instructions it's given me confidence to have a go! X

  12. Lovely card Gemma ♥ love the colours ! xx

  13. Fab technique, thanks for the details. Sue x

    1. Congratulation CraftySuetoo, you are my randomly chosen winner could you please email me your contact details so your prize can be sent out.

  14. Great card here and that snowman is sooo cute. And also great background here too.

  15. What a lovely background. Must try making my own one day.


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