Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Green diamonds


This is another card using a background made with a gelli plate print. I created a base with a pale green acrylic paint, using scrunched paper to take away some of the paint and then used the That Special Touch 'argyle' mask with a darker acrylic to create the pattern.

The images are stamps that came as part of the set with a Get Stamping magazine, inked with versamark and heat embossed with a metallic green embossing powder. The silver bling diamonds down the side were from Poundland (not sure whether I like these or not - I think the card might have been better without them).


This is for:

Sunday stamper 270: green onions - use green
Order of the opus gluei 163: the start of something BIG - I started using a 6 x 6 gelli plate recently and I love it - so much so that I've gone BIGGER - bought the 8 x 10 plate, but not used it yet - hope my interpretation of the challenge isn't too off beam!
One crazy stamper August: birthdays
Kort o mania 90: birthday
Perfect sentiments 86: your favourite technique - making gelli plate prints is fast becoming a favourite, as well as stamping and embossing that has been a favourite for ages
Nightshift stamping: back to nature
Joanna Sheen: embossing
Dream valley 63: monochrome
That craft place: monochrome
Creative creations 16: monochromatic

Another celebration


This is very similar to the previous card shown here. This time I embossed on a piece of copper star dream card and then distressed with deep red metallic gilding wax - lovely stuff to work with and smells nice as a bonus!

I used the Dawn Bibby Personal Impression stamps again, this time inking with versamark and heat embossing with detail copper powder. The paper I stamped on to is My Mind's Eye alphabet soup girl 'sweet song'

Once again the paper clip is there to keep the card closed:


Very difficult to get a photo of the inside of the card as it's fairly dull today and the camera is insisting on using flash.

Because the stamping is heat embossed, it looks different depending on the way you look at it. One way it looks dark:


and the other way it looks light:


This is for:

Joanna Sheen: embossing
Penny's 139: dry embossing
Natalie and Amy 12: celebration
Whimsy 62: clean and simple
Fashionable stamping 54: clean & simple
Wow! embossing powder challenge August: art deco/nouveau
Eclectic ellapu: art deco
Papertake: occasion-ally (this card could celebrate any occasion)
Inky linky 26
613 avenue create 32: anything goes
Stamps + fun = creativity 164: anything goes
Through the craftroom door: anything goes
Bearly mine 99: anything goes
Card and scrap 59: anything goes
DL.ART August: anything goes
Sister act 19: anything goes
Make it Monday 153
Inspire me Fridays 115
52 card pickup 2.32

Celebrate


This is a card created using an A4 embossing folder from Craftwell (for the eBosser). Having embossed the A4 card I brushed with dusty concord distress ink. For the inside of the card I used two pieces of paper from HOTP Jacie's vintage papers (I've long neglected these), stamping on the inner one using a couple of Dawn Bibby stamps by Personal Impressions, inking with dusty concord.

The paper clips are just to keep the gatefold closed, so you can see what it's like:




And part of the back is embossed and distressed:


This is for:

A card a day
Joanna Sheen: embossing
Penny's 139: dry embossing
Dream valley 63: monochrome
That craft place: monochrome
Creative creations 16: monochromatic
Crafty bloggers network 14: favourite things - embossing (using my fairly new eBosser) stamping and distress inks
Natalie and Amy 12: celebration
Whimsy 62: clean and simple
Fashionable stamping 54: clean & simple