Sunday, 27 April 2014

No Stamping and the Revival of an Old Friend!

Hi there

I'm having a lovely crafty day and this is the third card I'm sharing today.  Please scroll down to see my previous posts from earlier today.

I decided to create something a bit different to that which I have been doing of late and grabbed a few old faithfuls that have been in my stash for years.....pearlescent card, a brass stencil and my old friend, the light box!  My poor light box has been in the back of my craft cupboard since the day I discovered embossing folders and purchased my Big Shot.  But there is something very therapeutic about embossing by hand and the results are always great on pearlescent card.

This next pic highlights the shimmer of the pearlescent cardstock...

I used a pearlescent card base I had in my stash then used a second one (so I had a matching panel) to hand emboss the flower and ladybirds by hand through the brass stencil using my light box.  I then cut this out with a flag die and used a slightly larger flag die to cut some lime green pearlescent card.  I used a darker green cardstock to die cut the 'hello'.  Next I created two rows of double score lines across the card base, adhered the die cut word between them and layered up the flags.  I'm not sure I love this card but I certainly enjoyed creating it.

Materials used:

  • All pearlescent card stock from stash
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Fishtail Flag Stax; Clearly Besotted - Hello Word Die
  • Brass Stencil: Unknown brand
  • Tools: Stampin' Up - Simply Scored Scoring Tool; Light box

Challenge entries:

CASology - Week 92 - Garden
Crafty Creations - Challenge #261 - White plus One Other Colour
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Keep it Clean and Simple
Crafty Catz - Challenge #228 - Anything Goes

Thanks as always for visiting.  I've no idea what I'm going to create next but I hope to be back with more later.


  1. hi Anita! what a gorgeous CAS card, I luv the white with a peep of green, so special! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  2. Wow you are a busy bee today Anita - I've been crafting but playing rather than creating unlike you. You may not like your card but I think it's stunning and I may even have to dust down my light box and brass stencils after seeing this. xx

  3. This is so crisp, fresh and CAS - love it! Glad you have rediscovered an old friend - I don't think that I have any brass stencils or a light box but it looks great and is perfect for the challenges :)

  4. This is very delicate, elegant card - so clean and fresh.

  5. Love the shimmer and the hand embossing - I almost forgot that I have a lightbox too! Not sure if I have any embossing stencils anymore though! And of course, I love that die! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  6. What's not to love? ;)
    It's gorgeous...

  7. Stunning card, so elegant..
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week..x

  8. Wow! This is awesome! Love the coloring and the beautiful details.
    What a wonderful project, all of the details are stunning!It's very inspiring.

  9. That shimmer is fabulous Anita!
    Love the fresh green!


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