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Thanks, Shaz XX
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Not a lot happening on mine this week, still plodding along with the C-Cards,and I've stuck all the acrylic gems (finally, they took forever) onto my stamped image,now I've had to order some plain white card to make the bases.
Various odds & ends elsewhere, my Bamboo plant( must give it a drink), offcuts of card etc.
The new stamps at the front I couldn't resist-who in their right mind sends me an e-mail about stamps that contain a skull, and think I might not be tempted?
I really did not 'get' the whole moustache thing- they probably will never get used, but the skull & top hat? Sold, to this lady. From Stamp Addicts, by the way.
So thats my selection for you this week- and as for the cocktail stirrers, the only thing I've made with them so far is another couple of Mohito's, rofl.
Oh an early heads up- next weekend, 7th to 10th November is the Hobbycrafts show at the NEC, Birmingham. I will be going along on Saturday 9th, so if anyone else is visiting that day and would like to meet up & maybe have a coffee & chat, let me know. I do Saturday rather than Friday, as the NEC is a 20 minute drive from where we live to get there, and at least an hour on a Friday afternoon for Hubby to come & pick me up. M42 traffic is horrendous then.
Wednesday, 23 October 2013
My stamped & embossed images from the previous post, cut out and corner chomped. Really like that tool, made a much better job of the corners than my normal corner rounder punch.
This is where I am now, matted onto silver card, chomped again, and some clear acrylic flatback gems added with Pinflair Glue Gel. I think I will be adding a ribbon bow, over the ribbon on the image, just to finish them off.
One more thing on this weeks desk, one of those 'I know I'll find a use for it' type of things:
The Stamping Ground, and join the fun.
Saturday, 19 October 2013
I started stamping in Silver Encore Pigment ink, and using silver detail embossing powder (Stampendous). The image in the bottom left, you can see some ink around the print- thats one thing I dislike about Pigment pads, because they are foam, they tend to deposit ink where you don't want it! I forgot to clean around the outside of the stamp with a cotton bud before I stamped this one. One good thing with this image, its very forgiving of stray bits of embossing powder, if you miss any flecks.Although my little embossing bag did do a very good job of keeping it clear.
They look ok, but a little plain. So out came some powders with a bit of sparkle.
The first one I tried was Stampendous Stardust, and I really like how this one came out. I still stamped in the Silver Embossing ink, by the way.
This one still showed up silver, but with a lovely sparkle to it.
I had a few more to try out, and the next up was a WOW embossing powder, Snow Sparkle.
Its actually quite pretty, but the white does hide the silver ink.
Next to try were a couple more Stampendous powders, Crystal and Rainbow Crystal.
I like them, but not as much as the Stardust. So I will be sticking with that one.
It always surprises me how different various powders can make an image look.
|Stardust embossing powder|
|silver detail powder|
Tuesday, 15 October 2013
Hubbies card is based on the design for our Wedding Invites, using the same colours and fold.
The second card was asked for by a friend at work, for a gay couple of her friends getting married, as she couldn't find anything suitable in the shops.
I used a Chocolate baroque stamp, Harlequin Rose, that had been stamped onto Transparency film, then glittered. I layered it over some gold card embossed with hearts. Some Wedding vellum and white ribbon on the left, and dry embossing from a Glitter Girls Embossing board on the right. Finally added a few half pearls to the embossing, and a couple of satin hearts to the image.
Sunday, 13 October 2013
All of these were done by double stamping the image. I used a pale and bright version of each colour, but you'd get the same effect by stamping the image, then stamping again with the ink left on the stamp.
For this one, the grasses in the bottom card were stamped in Versamark, then heat embossed with White detail embossing powder. The shades of yellow & orange Distress Inks were sponged over the top, then the white image wiped over with some kitchen towel to take off any ink.
These three are done the same way, mounted onto a smaller card base- A5 folded.In the top two, I punched out parts of the images, using a Woodware punch, which measures about an inch & a quarter. I added some dry embossing detail to two of them, and the Dandelion heads have Diamond Stickles added.
Some have stamped sentiments, others have peel-offs, coloured with markers to match.Something else I have loads of, as I bought a lot of sentiment peeloffs in the days before I had many sentiment stamps!
Its given me a dozen cards, and I have images left to do another half a dozen. All bright & cheerful, and I really like the Versamark & White Embossing powder technique.
Wednesday, 9 October 2013
This was how they all started:
You know all those little 'filler' type stamps you get in sets?The ones that you never seem to use? I decided I'd have a go at using some of them, based on some similar cards I'd seen on Pinterest recently.
And by the way, no, its not a blurred image, and its not your eyes, even if it is early. The images have been stamped twice, in a pale, then vivid, version of the same colour. So, do the right thing, pop over to Auntie Julia's at The Stamping Ground and link in, show us what you got! On earlies this week (groan), so with a bit of luck, and no oversleeping, I'll link before going to work and visit this afternoon.
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