Saturday 13 February 2010

One of my favourites

For challenge 77 on Ann's creative nook, Ann asked who is one of our favourites. Ann said: '
So, for this week's challenge I want to you chose one of your favorite stampers and CASE one, or two, of their cards ... just remember that you MUST change at least 2 things on your card.'

A stamper who I greatly admire is Sheila Oliver - she is known as Manic stamper - I've had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Sheila at a forum meet up about five years ago and I have great memories of her demonstrating all sorts of stamping techniques. She is a great inspiration to so many, including me.

I found this post on her blog (I had great pleasure in looking through lots of her wonderful creations this evening.

Sheila describes how she put together a card using metal magic EP by Debbi Moore. I used some of this recently and thought it would be good to use some for triple embossing. Sheila said that she felt it a bit wasteful to use three layers of metal magic, so she used two layers of clear UTEE and then topped it with a layer of metal magic, so I did the same.

Ann said that we should change at least two things when CASE-ing the card - I've really only used the triple embossing and stamping - the rest of the card is different, but it was very much inspired by Sheila's original card.

I stamped into the molten metal magic with a Dawn Bibby flower stamp and it so happened that I've had a bag of matching vellum flowers and butterflies for ages wondering what to do with them. And I added some bling silver gems to the centres of the flowers and three on each of the bodies of the butterflies.

So I used them all to make a card for Sketchy Colors 10:
I'm also linking the card for:

Doodle palace: 'lots of layers' - the triple embossing, as well as the layers of silver mirror card and pearlised pink
Another for Pollycraft 33: 'things with wings'
Another for La-la land 25: 'no designer paper'
Theme Thursday: 'flowers'
Another for Alphabet: 'P is for pink'
Clearly inspired 7: 'glam it up' - the silver mirror card and the gemstones
Fussy & fancy 4: 'dazzle us'
Humble pie: 'dies' - the triple embossed item started life as a chipboard die cut
Allsorts 39: 'a recipe with a difference - 3, 2, 1 - you decide' - I've used 3 vellum flowers, 2 vellum butterflies and 1 triple embossed flower
Our creative corner: 'something old that's new' - the vellum flowers and butterflies that have been stashed away for a long, long time
Sweet stampin' 12: 'floral frenzy'
Hand full of stamps: 'open the fun'

As is often the case, it was difficult to get a photo because of the flash bouncing off the silver, but you get the general idea it's better irl.


  1. Wow you sure were able to link a lot of challenges with one card. Great job!

  2. wow, this card is stunning! Love what you did with it!
    Thanks for playing with us at Humble Pie this week!
    Kim xXx

  3. I agree! Another fabulous card, I love the subtlety of the colouring Hazel, many thanks for joining in again :)

  4. This card has such an elegant feel to it! Thanks for playing along with the OCC!

  5. Hi Hazel, what a lovely card, so pretty, thanks for playing with us at Doodle Palace, take careX:)

  6. i have never seen that molten magic, that is gorgeous on the flower, it really looks like molten metal, great job on this card!

  7. Hi Hazel
    Great card - love the molten magic.
    Super take on my recipe challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Thanks for joining in the fun.
    Take care
    Debs xx

  8. Great card - love all the silver...x

  9. a very stuning card, love it:)

    thanks for joining us at pollycraft


  10. Beautiful card and so stunning...
    Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck.
    Hugs Emma x

  11. Gorgeous card Hazel.
    I love the Metal Magic and your flower looks fabulous.

  12. What a great idea! Love it. Thanks for playing at Humble Pie this week.

  13. Wow! I LOVE it! It's really beautiful!

  14. Great card Hazel - fab work X

  15. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at La La Crafts!

  16. Very beautiful card!
    Thank you so much for playing with us at La-La Land Crafts!

  17. Popped in for a look at your design - its fab! Thanks so much for joining us at Doodle Palace this week!


  18. What a very cool technique. It looks fabulous. Thanks for playing along with us at CIC.

  19. Lovely card :) thanks for joining the Pollycraft Monday challenge this time.
    hugs Ria

  20. Such pretty embellishments! Great work with the faux metal. Glad you were able to use some of your older products. So happy you could join in the fun this week at Our Creative Corner.

  21. Wow!! Very pretty!! Thank you so much for playing along at La-La Land Crafts Weekly Challenge!!
    :) Irina

  22. Wow - so very elegant! Thanks for playing with us at La-La's Weekly Wednesday Challenge!

  23. What a unique idea! It looks great. Thanks for joining us at Humble Pie this week!


  24. Lovely card, gorgeous embossed images! Thank you for joining us at Fussy and Fancy Friday!

  25. fabulous card so elegant...x

    Thanks for joining us this week at allsorts hugs Kirsten...x

  26. Fantastic card! Great job on the challenge! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner.

  27. Great card, love all the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.

  28. Lovely creation! The embossing is wonderful :) Thanks for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy.
    Love and hugs ~ Lori

  29. Wow what a great card, thanks so much for playing along with HFOS.


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