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

Here they are again ...


... the three kings. While the stamp was out I thought I'd use it again - Clarity stamp inked with versafine onyx black and heat embossed with clear detail powder. This time I've coloured the image using Sakura glitter and metallic pens. Before I had copics etc I used to use Sakura a lot - I raved about them - but I have to confess that they have been neglected in a box in the drawer. It made a change to use them. The sentiment stamp is by Inkadinkado.

It's always difficult to get a photo of a white card - this is the best I can do and, unfortunately, it doesn't show up the gloss of the embossing now the metallic glittery look of the colouring.


This is my first card for A card a day and also for my own CHNC challenge 96: no patterned paper, also for:

ABC Christmas: V for vibrant colours (they are irl, honestly!)
My mum's craft shop 82: bold & bright
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
One layer Wednesday 112: song in my heart
The crafty pad 194: Christmas is coming
One stitch at a time 137: make 1 for Christmas
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
Party time Tuesday 92: anything goes
Through the craftroom door 42: 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