Hello crafty friends,
Today’s the first day of the month, that means that there is a new challenge on A Blog Named Hero, and as I’m in the team, I made a card to inspire you and motivate everyone to make a card to have fun, and have a chance to win a 50$ gift card from Hero Arts. 😊
This month theme is “Shaped card” and I was excited about it, because that was a Challenge for me, as I didn’t do a lot of shaped cards in my cardmaking experience.
As we are on my blog, I’m going to talk about something more personal, but I just discovered “Aphantasia”, thanks to a friend, and I think I am aphantasic.
According to Wikipedia definition :
“Aphantasia is the inability to visualize mental images, that is, not being able to picture something in one’s mind. Many people with aphantasia are also unable to recall sounds, smells, or sensations of touch”.
That was a big news, to know that people can actually really visualize things in their mind.
If you want to know if you are aphantasic, there are some tests on the website, as I’m “new” in this, I don’t know if I should see a doctor.
If you want to know what I’m talking about, if I ask you to think of an apple, could you imagine it ? The shape, color…? If you don’t see anything, then you’re probably aphantasic, but most people do see things.
That is explaining sooo many things in my life and my logic, memory etc…That’s interesting to learn that because I know I can’t visualize a card, before making it… I just know that some things could go well together when I see them, but it’s more about logic and memory…
So, let’s go to the making process of those shaped cards !
As I have rectangle infinity dies (that doesn’t count as a shape, as it’s a normal card shape, circle infinity dies and ornaments infinity dies from Hero Arts, I thought I would like to make something with my circle dies, and find a twist to use them.
So I thought I could make rainbow cards with those. I checked on google images rainbows to get “inspiration” and I knew how I would achieve that.
I first selected the colors : cranberry, pumpkin, mustard, kiwi, paradise, lapis and amethyst cardstocks from Hero Arts.
Then I die cut the circles from a big shape to a smaller one.
I’m going to explain you what I did, but I recommend another way to make those cards to be sure to not ruin them or your paper cutter.
– I glued all the rounded shaped cardstocks on each other to make one round shape and then cut it in half, but it wasn’t very good for my trimmer, neither for the cardstocks.
I recommend cutting them one by one in half, and then glue them one top of each other. For the safe of your trimmer ! 😉
– On one of those half pieces, I used embossing ink and sparkle embossing powder from Hero Arts to make a shiny rainbow.
– On 2 pieces of black cardstock I use gold embossing powder and white embossing powder that heat setted with the sentiment “thank you” from January 2020 kit.
– I glued the 2 pieces with the sentiment on each bottom part (in the middle) of the rainbows.
– I used a piece of gold glitter carstock that I diecut with a smaller circle from the infinity dies set to create a sun, and fussy cut some tiny rectangles to create the sunrays. I glued those on both rainbows.
– On the rainbow without sparkles I wanted a cloud, so I diecut some white paper with Hero Arts with one of the dies from the cloudy sky scene fancy set.
– On the other rainbow (with the sparkles) I glued embellishments from December 2018 kit from Hero Arts, which is not available anymore). You could use other ones.
– To finish the card I die cut 2 circles at the same size than the cranberry cardstock (the bigger one from the rainbows) from Hero Arts white cardstock, and used my scorpal to fold them,to create the card bases, and then I glued each rainbow on top of each cardbase.
I wish you a good month !