Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Happy New Year!

Something has been troubling me for days, it didn't take me long to figure it out - (withdrawal symptoms from crafting), so here is something I whipped up for Katharina's holiday sketch for fun and you never know someone could win a cute stamp.This creation is on a 6 inch square base card with some taupe/beige textured paper i found in my stash, turquoise paper which was a scrap download can't remember from where, used Anna Griffin clear border stamp with clear inkpad and kettle copper embossing powder and heat embossed. This is so shiny in real and enjoyed using it after so long. I had a pack of six from QVC so long ago and couldn't get the hang of it. Then I'd seen somewhere to heat the BACK so the powder doesn't blow away and hey presto! it does work!
It's very shiny, raised well and works! See below

I had to match it to make the corner. The main image is from Pink Poison which is now renamed the Greeting Farm, fab company run by Marie and the stamp set is called the Wishing Tree. To achieve this look is simply stamped with clear ink pad and brown chalked all over (see first pic), birds are h/emb too and they come with this set. The sentiment is from below as I don't have a new year stamp and wanted to use this font.

I took only the part I needed and h/emb it!

Parts are raised onto f/pads, brown gel pens to accent, red gems for a bit of bling, copper cord from stash and finished with matching bow. Hope you like, sorry it's a long post but I got away with some tricks & wanted to explain how it was achieved. I've accumulated alot of stash bought from QVC so I will sort out and start to use next year. Hopefully try to get my other creation on here but if not would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year!!!


Mina said...

gorgeous card the colours xxx

Katharina Frei said...

Fabulous!! Love how you did the corners.