Wednesday 31 October 2012

Wise men still seek Him

For the past few days there seems to have been quite a theme developing in the cards I've made - clean and simple, no patterned paper, stamping and embossing ... and lots of wise men!

For this card I've used part of a stamp set I bought a while ago and still hadn't inked until this evening 'wisemen ornament' set by Heartfelt Creations. I inked with versamark and heat embossed with detail silver powder.

The card is much darker irl than on here - very difficult to get a photo with a flash with the sheen of the embossing and the glittery silver strip.

Once again, I was too impatient to bother to wait to press the card under a heavy box where the heat had warped it a bit (must remember to do so before I go to bed).

The tiny silver dots aren't stray embossing powder - they are little flecks of glitter that have now been wiped away.

This is another for today's A card a day and also for my own CHNC challenge 96: no patterned paper, also for:

Dream valley 44: glitter and bling
Paper pretties Monday 63: bling
Crafts and me 108: bling it up
Creative craft world: mini challenge with bling
Hotshot craft 12: bling it on
Joanna Sheen: silhouettes
One layer Wednesday 112: song in my heart - We three kings of Orient
The crafty pad 194: Christmas is coming
Ooh la la 117: C ... Christmas
Crafty ribbons 31: Christmas
DL.ART thankful Thursday: any holiday from October to the end of the year
Just keep on creating: Christmas is around the corner
Divas by design 59: feeling festive?
Creative stamp friends 63: clean and simple
House of gilli 44: emboss it
Lady Anne's stamp challenge: anything goes
Totally stampalicious: anything goes
Anything goes 79: anything goes
LEJ designs 27: anything goes
Twisted Tuesday 2T30: anything goes
Paper playtime 87: anything goes
Amusing challenges: anything goes
Fussy & fancy 74: anything goes
Cards galore October: anything goes
Make it Monday 113
Inspire me Friday 82
52 card pickup week 43


  1. Beautiful stamp Hazel, hope you remembered to flatten the card.
    Sue x

  2. I am so impressed with your stamping and heat embossing. I shy away from it as I find it difficult to get as tidy as yours. I love cute and varied images but it's so nice to see some images referring to the true meaning of Christmas. xx

  3. This is really striking, Hazel

  4. Beautiful card Hazel, love that image! Thanks for sharing with us at Joanna Sheen! Laura x


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