Tuesday 10 August 2010

Simply dry and wet embossing for Christmas

For the theme for August 25th club on BF forum, Joanne gave us this inspiration picture:

So I thought it was about time that I got started on the August cards - the days of the month are slipping away fast already. I used my newly acquired PM baubles embossing folder run through my cuttlebug. I used some copper pearlescent card for the embossing and then slightly sanded it in places and swiped a brillance galaxy gold ink pad over the whole surface. I then covered it with clear embossing powder and heated. Sadly, you can't get the proper look of it on here and it's too dull to take a photo without flash. The use of the embossing powder over the whole surface obviously has added a sheen to it, which has a subtle gold look over the copper.

I then mounted this on to old gold pearlescent card.

This is also for:

Fiskarettes Monday challenge: 'embossing' - dry and wet embossing
Wild flower Wednesday 26: 'embossing' - dry and wet embossing
Our creative corner: 'it's embossable' - dry and wet embossing
Sundays with Crissy 7: 'Christmas in July' (yes, I know it's August now, but the challenge continues)
'Tellen's place: 'Christmas in July'
Ann's creative nook 100: 'Christmas in August'
Moving along with the times 58: 'Christmas'
Meljen's 19: 'clean and simple'
Totally stampalicious: 'single layer' - no stamping involved, but I did use ink pad and EP
No time to stamp 151: 'one layer cards'
Paper jewels 6: 'monochromatic'
Delightful: 'distressing'
Alota 40: 'distress'

Cake plant happy birthday

This is for the sketch on Stampotique 12:

I've used the colours for Off the wall 19, which has this inspiration picture:

I've used BG porcelain papers and some sticky ribbon that's been in my box quite a while. The stamp, coloured with copics, is Stampotique Janet Klein 'cake plant'. The smaller flowers were white, coloured with copic to match the iced cake.

Please excuse the wonkiness of the scan - light is too poor to get a photo.

This is also for:

Party time Tuesdays 11: 'anything goes' - I know it's not very clear, but the stamp does have 'happy birthday' on it
Your next stamp 22: 'birthdays'
Frosted designs: 'celebrate life' - birthday
Lots to do week 31: 'ribbons and lace' - these ribbons have a lace effect
Craft your days away 1: 'favourite things' - stamping and colouring with copics