Hello! It’s the start of the July A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge and, this month, we’re joined by Ching-Chou Kuik!

For my inspiration, I’ve teamed two pre-coloured Ching-Chou Kuik images to create a tri-window slimline card. I thought the Two Lady Bugs and the Monarch Butterflies would work perfectly together.

Unusually for me, I started by die cutting my frame panel from white cardstock, using two dies from Rubbernecker. I was able to tape the Slimline Solid Scallop die and the Slimline Circles die together and run them through my die cutting machine together to create the frame.

I measured the inside aperture of the due cut and printed the two images at that size. I also digitally created a circle frame and added the simple sentiment to its centre. I arranged the images and sentiment behind my frame but I wasn’t happy with the plain white panel. I decided to colour the panel with Salty Ocean and Prize ribbon distress inks and a blending brush. While I’d normally colour the cardstock before I die cut, using a blending brush meant I could colour the panel without damaging it as I rubbed.

As I’d done this manual measuring, I knew each of these images would fit perfectly inside each die cut shape. I then carefully trimmed each image so each panel would fit neatly behind the die cut panel. I glued each of them into place using Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive so I had time to adjust each piece so it sat perfectly within each opening. Once it was dry, I simply glued everything to a slimline card base.

To give the card a little bit of texture, I decided to add a drop of Liquid Pearls to each hole created by the dies. I think the drops added just a little extra to my design and gave it a little more of a handmade look. It was a relatively quick card to put together and I think I was probably feeling a little guilty that I didn’t spend more time on it, so adding the drops of liquid made me feel like I’d spent a more appropriate time creating.😉

Both of these awesome Ching-Chou Kuik images are up for grabs this month so I hope you get time to add an entry or two for your chance to win on A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge . As always, these digital images can be printed at any size and these image look great when printed at a larger size too. Some others on the team have also used these images so there’s plenty of inspiration to see this month!

Thanks so much for spending time with me today, I look forward to next time! 😊


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