Sunday 30 November 2014

Kylie's Christmas Card Challenge

Hi guys

This evening I'm here to tell you about a new challenge being held by my lovely 'boss' at Addicted to Stamps and More, Kylie.

Kylie will be hosting a Christmas Card Challenge from now until 6pm on 21 December 2014 (AEST) and the challenge linky can be found here.

Kylie has recently started creating watermark and signature designs and the one I'm currently using on my card photos is a Kylie creation.  More of her designs can also be seen on the challenge page.

The prize being offered by Kylie to the winner of the Christmas Card Challenge will be a watermark and signature valued at $40 US.  So why not have a go and enter the challenge, no doubt we are all in full swing creating our Christmas cards, or in my case, the last few weeks rush!

Here's my card to whet your appetite and there are plenty more on Kylie's page to inspire you...

I printed some digi paper from Pink Petticoat onto some thin cardstock and used a stitched curved rectangle die to cut it out.  I then cut some white cardstock with the same die and then cut the tree landscape and snow drift die cuts from each end of the rectangle.  I stamped the sentiment onto the tree landscape die cut and adhered this flat to the patterned background.  The front snowdrift was then aligned and adhered to the panel with 3D foam.  I adhered the completed panel flat to the cardbase before accenting with some Stickles.

Materials used:

  • Digi Paper: Pink Petticoat - Falling Snow
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rounded Rectangles and Snow Drifts; Clearly Besotted - Tree Landscape Die
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Little Pudding
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stickles - Star Dust

Challenge Entries:

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #53 - Dots
Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #99 - Christmas
Inkspirational - Challenge 70 - Christmas (no red or green)
Simply Create Too - Challenge #75 - Snow, Snow, Snow
Oh La La Creations - Challenge #170 - Christmas
Creative Inspirations - Challenge #291 - Season's Greetings
AAA Cards - Challenge #29 - Blue Christmas

It would be great to see you over at Kylie's blog with your Christmas card entries.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon.

Wednesday 26 November 2014

Sending You Christmas Wishes - Colour Me...! Guest Designer!

Hi there

This is my last week as Guest Designer for the month of November over at Colour Me...!  So before I share the colours of the new challenge I'd like to say a massive THANK YOU to Hayley and Tara for having me, I've had a lovely time being part of the team over the last few weeks.  And thank you to the lovely ladies on the Design Team, you've all made me feel very welcome xx

So, without further ado, here is this week's colour palette, isn't it gorgeous?!

And here is my card (I had a little trouble with the photography this week, the aqua ink was refusing to show up so, apologies, it's not the greatest!)...

I recently bought the Endless Wishes set from Stampin' Up so wanted to ink it up for this card.  I used some white cardstock and randomly stamped the different sized snowflakes in three ink colours.  I then cut this with a pierced square die.  On the card base I marked a horizontal strip on the back of the card front with pencil.  I then used my score board to make small diagonal stripes all the way across the width of the card.  The snowflake panel was then mounted using 3D foam pads.  Next I used a strip of white cardstock to stamp the sentiment in the darker purple ink and offset this onto a snippet of aqua cardstock.  This was also then adhered with 3D foam.  The final touch was a scattering of gems.  These are gorgeous, they are almost flat, but just have a slight dome shape to them.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up - Endless Wishes
  • Ink: Versa Color - Orchid, Seafoam, Heliotrope and Violet
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Squares Stax
  • Accents: Glitterati gems
  • Tools: Stampin' Up - Simply Scored

I would like to enter this card at the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #52 - Sketch

Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #99 - Christmas
Inkspirational - Challenge 70 - Christmas with a twist of no red or green
Oh La La Creations - Challenge #170 - Christmas

All the rules for the Colour Me...! challenge can be found here and there is some fantastic inspiration from the Design Team using this week's lovely colours.  So why not have a go yourself and share your creations.

As always, thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again very soon.

Take care

Tuesday 25 November 2014

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Hi there

When I saw the current challenge at Less is More on Saturday where the theme is 'Jingle all the Way' I wanted to have a raid of my craft stash to see what I could use.  I do now have quite a few Christmas themed products but I really wanted to use bells and what do you know, I found one!

And, when we hear that recognisable sound of the sleigh bells, it means one thing....Santa Claus is coming to town!

Here's my card...

I started by drawing two curved lines with a fine black pen on a spare piece of white card (I actually created the curves by drawing around my bow maker).  The little bell stamp is from a Card-io set of little Christmas icons.  I stamped the bells in red and green as if hanging from two wires.  I then stamped the sentiment.  I used a pierced square die to create a nice border for the images and then used the next biggest die to cut a mat of red cardstock and mounted the white square onto this.  The layers were then adhered to a textured linen card base using 3D foam.  Lastly, I added some Glossy Accents to the bells to give them some shine and left well alone to dry.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Card-io Majestix - Deck The Hall; Clearly Besotted - Naughty or Nice?
  • Ink: Versa Color - Scarlet and Green; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Pierced Squares Stax
  • Glossy Accents
  • Cardstock from stash

I would also like to enter this card at the following challenges:

Merry Monday - Challenge #136 - Red, Green and White
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #91 - Anything Goes
Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #99 - Christmas
Oh La La Creations - Challenge #170 - Christmas

That's all for today, I'll be back with more to share tomorrow so please pop back if you have the time :)

Sunday 23 November 2014

Choo Choo!

Hi there

Just a quick post this afternoon to share a card I made last week for a little boy's first birthday.

I cut a square panel of white cardstock and a slightly larger square of grey textured cardstock.  On the white panel I stamped the track, this was stamped three times with a stamp that creates a continues image.  The train, carriages and number 1 were stamped next and die cut with their co-ordinating dies.  I temporarily placed these where I wanted them to go so I could stamp the sentiments, steam and carriage connectors.  The stamped panel was then mounted on the grey before the train elements were then popped up on 3D foam.  This was then mounted directly onto a larger square card base.  For some reason the grey ink looks quite pale here but it was darker in real life.

Materials used:

  • Stamps and Dies: Clearly Besotted - Full Steam Ahead
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black; Versa Color - Indigo, Cardinal, Green and Sky Gray
  • Cardstock: Papermania - Premium Textured Cardstock; white from stash

Challenge entries:

Crazy 4 Challenges - Challenge #261 - Number It
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #91 - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday - Challenge #47 - Children's Card

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend.  I've not had a chance to do any crafting this weekend, I've just spent the last few hours putting my stash back where it belongs after my guest designer gauntlet last week.  I couldn't cope with the mess so had a really good tidy up so I can start doubt it will be in a mess again after the next card! 

Thursday 20 November 2014

CAS(E) this Sketch! Guest Designer!

Hi there

I'm absolutely thrilled to be joining the fantastic CAS(E) this Sketch! team this week as a Guest Designer.  When Chrissy invited me I was so excited, how could I refuse?  This is such a well loved challenge so I'm delighted to be part of it.

So, I won't waffle on any longer, here is this week's sketch to get the brain cogs going...

And here is my card...

I began by drawing a faint pencil line around a circular die onto the card base.  I then stamped the three baubles.  The tops of the baubles are also stamps and I drew the strings using a silver gel pen and a ruler.  Next I die cut five each of two different leaf dies from white cardstock.  I then laid these down on some scrap paper and sprayed them with Cosmic Shimmer Mist and left them to dry overnight.  Then came the fiddly bit!  I arranged the first leaf dies evenly around the circle and once in position began sticking these down with Tombow liquid glue, just on the first four or so leaves so the uppermost part remained unstuck, erasing the pencil lines as I worked my way around.  I then adhered the remaining fern leaf dies in between, adhering under and over the previous die cuts, all following the same direction.  I stamped the bold sentiment in silver ink and the finishing touch was some Glossy Accents on the baubles.  I love the shimmer and shine on this card, the pearl shimmer of the wreath just adds that little something to the white on white.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Card-io Majestix - Dotty Snowflakes; Clearly Besotted - Holiday Sentiments
  • Ink: Versa Color - Orchid, Seafoam, Sky Blue, Silver
  • Pen: Sakura Gelly Roll - Silver
  • Dies: Britannia Dies - Leaf Strip and Fern Strip
  • Accents: Cosmic Shimmer Mist - Pearl; Glossy Accents

Challenge entries:

Inkspirational - Challenge #69 - Word prompt 'Shine'
Dream Valley - Challenge #95 - Anything Goes
Love to Create - Challenge #142 - Make it for Christmas
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #98 - Anything Goes

I can't wait to see what the rest of the Design Team were inspired to create from this sketch, their cards and the challenge details can be found at the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge blog, here.  

I seem to have been on a little Guest Designer sprint this week and you're probably sick of seeing me popping up here and there in blogland!  But I've had a great time joining in with these fabulous teams.  The craft blogging community is such a wonderful place to be, don't you think?

That's all for the moment, bye for now...

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Thinking of You - Colour Me...! Guest Designer!

Hi there

I'm absolutely loving my guest designer role at Colour Me...! this month and today I'm back to share the latest challenge.  Thank you to everyone that entered last week's challenge using our striking colour combo, we had some really eye-catching entries.

This week we have some subtle earthy colours for you.  We'd like to see your creations using this colour palette...

Here is my card using these earthy tones...

I started by using some embossing paste and used part of a stencil to spread the paste onto my card base and then left well alone to dry.  I cut the leaf die from a scrap of cardstock and adhered this overlapping the embossed area.  Next I stamped the butterfly onto a small piece of white card using brown ink and die cut using the co-ordinating die.  I coloured in the image using a FlexMarker and then coated the butterfly with some clear Wink of Stella to add some subtle shimmer.  The butterfly was then popped up on 3D foam.  I stamped the sentiment in brown ink and added some Doodlebug sprinkles to finish.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: MFT MIX-ables - Concentric Circles
  • Embossing Paste: Dreamweaver
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Elegant Butterflies and Many Messages
  • Ink: Memento - Rich Cocoa
  • Dies: Clearly Besotted - Elegant Butterflies and Leafy Accents
  • Doodlebug Sprinkles - Bon Bon Assortment
  • Wink of Stella and FlexMarker - Saddle Brown

I would like to link this card up at the following challenges:

Dream Valley - Challenge #95 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #98 - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for visiting me today.  Why not pop on over to Colour Me...! for more inspiration from the fabulous Design Team, we'd love to see you taking part in the challenge.  Full details of the challenge can be found over there too.

That's all from me today.  I will be back again very soon to share more with you...can't say more than that right now! ;) 

Have a fab day whatever you're up to.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More #122

Hi there

I'm back to introduce this week's new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More.  This time we are back with the following theme...

Make Your Mark
Please make your mark using markers, paints, chalks, etc.

Here is my DT card for this week...

This week our sponsor is Eureka Stamps and the prize for our lucky winner will be 3 digis.

I cut a white cardstock panel narrower than the card base.  I used one of my new dies to cut the dotted border.  I also used one of my new stamps (yes, lots of new stuff today!) and stamped the floral border in grey ink.  I then coloured in the flowers and leaves with ProMarkers.  I stamped the sentiment in the same grey ink.  I adhered a strip of soft green cardstock, found in my scraps, to the right hand side of the card base and then adhered the stamped panel flat and aligned to the left.

Materials used:
  • Die: Paper Smooches - Dots and Dashes
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up - Bordering Blooms; Clearly Besotted - Time to Relax
  • Ink: Memento - London Fog
  • ProMarkers: Soft Green, Antique Pink, Cocktail Pink

I would also like to link this card up at the following challenges:

Dream Valley - Challenge #95 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #98 - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar - Challenge #120 - Anything Goes

If you fancy taking part in this week's challenge there is plenty of inspiration over at ATSM from my fellow members of the Design Team, and you can also find the challenge rules there too.

Thanks for popping by today, your visits and comments are always so appreciated :) x

CASology Guest Designer!

Hi guys

Today, I'm excited and delighted to be joining the fabulous CASology team as Guest Designer for Challenge #122.  To work alongside these super-talented ladies this week is an absolute honour!

So, without keeping you waiting, here is this week's cue card...

I had a few ideas flying around in my brain for the word 'flag' but after a little thought, and two attempts that ended up in the bin (I'm sure that happens to all of us!) this is what I created...

I hardly ever make sport theme cards and always struggle with masculine cards so I really set myself a challenge with this one!  For my disasters that ended up in the bin I was trying to create a golf course scene with masking and ink blending but it just wasn't happening so I decided to grab some dies and textured cardstock instead.  I cut some scraps of the cardstock and used a snow drift die to cut each colour.  After layering these up I adhered them together and then ran them through my Big Shot with a stitch oval die.  I used a small piece of twine to create the flag pole which I secured under the front 'hill' and used a folded over piece of textured red paper from my scraps to create the flag, adhered on the back with a small glue dot.  I placed the oval on my card base which I used as a guide to position my snow drift die.  I then used an embossing mat to create the debossed impressions on the card base, following the curve of the hills previously created.  The sentiment was computer generated and I used a tag die to cut this out before adhering to the card with 3D foam pads.

Materials used:

  • Cardstock: Papermania - Premium Textured Cardstock
  • Dies: MFT Die-namics - Snow Drifts; Lil' Inkers - Stitched Ovals; Clearly Besotted - Tag Along
  • Twine: Hemptique - Earthy

I can't wait to see what the rest of the Design Team have created this week, why not take a look here to grab some inspiration.

I want to say a huge thank you to the CASology team for having me this week and I hope you'll find the time to play along.

Wednesday 12 November 2014

Just for You - Colour Me...! Guest Designer!

Hi guys

Welcome to Week 2 of my Guest Designer role at Colour Me...!

Thanks to those of you that joined in last week, we had some fabulous entries for the Monochromatic Red challenge.  This week we have a striking colour combo for you, here it is if you fancy having a go...

And here's the card I made using these colours...

I started by stamping the gerbera image on some scrap cardstock in orange and then used a couple of my FlexMarkers to add some depth and shading.  On a separate piece I randomly stamped the flourish in the dark blue.  Both of these were then die cut using a tag die.  Next I cut a piece of white cardstock slightly smaller than my card base and then used an embossing folder to create the pattern.  I then took a strip of vellum, stamped the sentiment in the same dark blue ink before heat embossing with clear embossing powder.  I decided to use the debossed side of the panel as it had a softer impression than the embossed side, then wrapped the vellum strip around this, securing on the back.  The panel was then adhered flat to the card base.  I offset the two tags, adhered them together to stop them shifting and then added a twine bow before adhering to the card.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Uniko Studio - Pure Florals: Gerbera; Paper Smooches - Reflections
  • Ink: Memento - Tangelo; Versa Color - Indigo
  • FlexMarkers: Mandarin, Pumpkin
  • Embossing Powder: Rubber Stampede - Clear
  • Embossing Folder: Darice - Wire Fence
  • Die: Clearly Besotted - Scalloped Tag Die
  • Twine: Hemptique
  • Vellum and cardstock from stash

I would also like to link up at the following challenges:

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #51 - Tag
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes (Orange)
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #97 - Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday - Challenge #46 - Ribbon and/or Twine

If you want to have a go and need some inspiration, why not pop over to Colour Me...! where the Design Team have shared some great projects to get your creative juices flowing.  Full details of the challenge rules can also be found there.

I hope to see you there, thanks for visiting today :)

Sunday 9 November 2014

Starry, Starry Night

Hi guys

Well, this afternoon I've been masking and blending, followed by more masking and blending to create this little card for this week's challenge at Less is More.  The current challenge is to create a one layer card with the theme, 'Starry, starry night'.

When I recently attended the Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycraft Show I stood for ages watching the demonstrator at the Card-io stand, her creations were gorgeous.  I just had to buy a few of the stamp sets and I've combined a couple of them here on this card.  Also, I never realised you could blend with pigment inks (she was using Versa Color) so I've given it a go here.

I started by masking off a rectangle in the centre of my card base with post-it notes.  I then used some scrap paper and cut myself a landscape curve.  I used this to mask off the top section of the card and then blended the pigment inks, gradually building up the colour (at the show she was using a dry baby wipe to blend the colour but I just used some good quality kitchen towel wrapped around my finger).  You can only just make it out in the photo but next I used a pale blue ink with the mask to create some snow banks.  I then placed the masked back in position to stamp the trees, some of which were second generation stamping so they appeared to be further away, then the little cabin and the bushes (which are actually the top of a tree stamp).  I then peeled away the masks and stamped the sentiment.

I then wanted to add a star which I was originally going to do by using embossing powder but I didn't want to risk warping my card base (something which always happens to me!) so instead I squirted out a tiny bit of Tombow glue onto some scrap paper and smooshed it with my finger.  I then used my star stamp to pick up the glue, stamped this on my card and then added some fine glitter.  Some of the really fine bits of glitter decided they wanted to live in the sky elsewhere so I left them to add more sparkle.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Card-io - Winter Walks, Christmas Scenery 2; Paula Pascual - Christmas Messages
  • Ink: Versa Color - Orange, Marigold, Imperial Blue, Neptune, Sky Blue; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Glitter: Stampin' Up - Dazzling Diamonds

I am also going to link this card up at the following challenges:

One-Layer Simplicity - Challenge #11 - Home, Sweet Home (wouldn't you just love to live here at Christmas?)
Creative Card Crew - Challenge #74 - Christmas Joy
Crimbo Crackers - Challenge #69 - Clean and Simple
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - #202 - Keep it Flat

I love how this card turned out and I'll certainly be trying to create more scenes on my cards now that I know it's not that difficult after all!

Feeling Blue?

Hi guys

This morning I would like to share a card I've made for the current CASology challenge where the cue word is 'Sea'.

For the last few days I've been trying to think about what I have in my stash that I could use to create a little seaside scene and then this morning when I finally had a proper rummage I had a brain'wave'!  I found a stamp set from Hero Arts which had a sort of leafy flourish stamp where the edges looked like the crest of a wave so this is what I created.

I printed the sentiment from MS Word in blue and cut the panel to be slightly narrower than the card base.  I then used some scraps of blue textured cardstock in three different colours and stamped a section of the leaf flourish in VersaMark before heat embossing with white powder.  The stamp I used was the right hand section of the central stamp shown below, and the curl below, which I moved up slightly.

I then used a small rectangular die to cut all three stamped images in the same position before mounting in a row on my panel.  The panel was then popped up on 3D foam strips.

Materials used:

  • Stamp: Hero Arts - Shadow & Element
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Rectangles
  • Cardstock: white and scraps from stash

As I used some blue cardstock snippets to make this card I'm also going to link up at Pixie's Snippets Playground, Week 150.

I've made another card this morning but I can't share that one with you until later in the week.  But, perhaps, as my mojo seems to be in good form today, I may be back with more :)

Have a lovely Sunday 

Thursday 6 November 2014

Masculine Abstract Happy Birthday

Good morning

Today I'd like to share a masculine project, this is the card I made for Matt for his birthday yesterday.

I used a new stamp set by Inkylicious that I bought at a craft fair last month for part of this design, and I think it's a great option for a masculine card, something I always struggle to create.

I got my inspiration for this card a while ago when I spotted a similar design on Pinterest.  On a white panel I stamped the three brush stroke designs in different colours.  Then in charcoal ink I stamped the sentiment and the stripes.  This panel was then matted and layered first onto tan textured cardstock and then navy before adhering flat to the card base.  As this card was for my chap, I punched out a little heart, coloured this with a pale blue ProMarker and then adhered alongside the sentiment before accenting with Wink of Stella.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Inkylicious - Brush Strokes; Stampin' Up - Gorgeous Grunge; BoBunny - Sentiments
  • Ink: Versa Color - Sand Beige, Atlantic, Sky Gray, Charcoal
  • Die: Lawn Fawn - heart dies
  • Cardstock: Papermania - Premium Textured Cardstock; white card from stash
  • Other: Wink of Stella; ProMarker - Powder Blue

Challenge entries:

Brown Sugar - Challenge #118 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #253 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #96 - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps - Challenge #125 - Anything Goes

Thanks for popping by today.  As we're off work for a couple of days me and the man are going out for breakfast today and then I want to go to one of our fairly local garden centres, they always have such lovely Christmas displays and of course, a craft section!  I'm not sure Matt will be impressed but he can make himself useful...holding my shopping basket while I fill it with pretty things! haha

Have a lovely day x

Wednesday 5 November 2014

Red Monochromatic - Colour Me...! Guest Designer!

Hi there

I'm very excited this morning because, as you can probably work out from the title of this post, I have a new role!

I was recently contacted by Hayley and Tara at Colour...Me! and couldn't wait to accept their kind invitation to join their fabulous Design Team for the month of November.  Thanks so much for having me :)

So, let me introduce the new challenge, and for this week it's Monochromatic...

Here's my card...

I used a panel of white cardstock smaller than the card base and used a circular die to cut a mask from some scrap paper.  I placed the aperture over the panel, slightly off the edge.  Then I inked up the script stamp, stamped it off onto some scrap paper and stamped it through the aperture onto my panel to create a slightly faded impression.  Next I stamped the rose image which is made up of three separate stamps, the stem and leaves, the bud, and the petals at the base of the bud.  The sentiment was stamped next and while the ink was still wet I heat embossed it using clear embossing powder to add some gloss.  The panel was then matted onto some red textured cardstock before adhering flat to the card base.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up - En Francais; Clearly Besotted - Sweet Rose
  • Ink: Versa Color - Cardinal
  • Embossing Powder: Rubber Stampede - Clear
  • Die: Xcut - Nested Circles

I would also like to link this card up at the following challenges:

Brown Sugar - Challenge #118 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz - Challenge #253 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #96 - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps - Challenge #125 - Anything Goes

I must admit, the monochromatic theme did scare me a bit as it's not something I would usually create but I'm really pleased with the result.  So, why not pop on over to Colour Me...! and have a go yourself, the Design Team have some great inspiration for you.  Full details for the challenge can also be found there.

It's my chap's birthday today so we have the rest of the week off work and we're off for a yummy lunch today.  I'm not sure what the rest of the week has in store but not setting the alarm is good enough for me!

And, as it's November 5th, if you're off out to a bonfire/firework party tonight, have a wonderful time and stay safe.

Tuesday 4 November 2014

Addicted to Stamps and More #120

Hi guys

Well, the weeks seem to be flying by at the moment and as one more has passed that means there is another new challenge for you over at Addicted to Stamps and More.  This week it's the turn of a very festive...

Photo Inspiration Challenge
You may take any element from this photo to inspire you, e.g. image, colours, theme, layout, etc.

Our sponsor this week is the fabulous StampArt Design and the winner of this challenge will have the treat of choosing 5 free digis from the store.

Before I was a member of the Design Team I was lucky enough to be a challenge winner here at ATSM and bagged myself some free StampArt digis so I've used one of them on my card today, Christmas Candle.

I printed the image onto some white cardstock and coloured it with my ProMarkers and FlexMarkers.  I then decided to fussy cut it out (who knows why?!) which took some patience but I got there in the end!  I cut a panel of textured red cardstock the same size as my card base and used a rectangle die to cut an aperture.  I then adhered some vellum printed with gold foiled stars (this has been in my stash forever!) to the back of the aperture.  Next I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.  I really need to find another gold embossing powder, this one although it embosses beautifully doesn't really add any sparkle so against the gold foil it looks very dull.  I then adhered the panel to the card base and popped the image up on 3D foam.

Materials used:
  • Digi Image: StampArt Designs - Christmas Candle
  • Die: Spellbinders Nestabilities - Classic Rectangles Large
  • Stamp: Clearly Besotted - Ornamental Style
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Rubber Stampede - Gold
  • Cardstock: Papermania - Premium Textured Cardstock; foiled vellum from stash

If you want some inspiration to get your creative mojo going, take a look at the lovely creations by my fellow teamies at ATSM.  They never fail to come up with some fab ideas.

I'll be back very soon with more to share with you so please do pop back if you have the time.

Take care

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