The theme for the July challenge at Penny Black @ Allsorts is Summer Blooms – I didn’t have any Penny Black stamps that fitted the bill so I used the Nature’s Dance stamp – which is a bare branched tree with a bird and I added lots of punched flowers to it.
Wednesday, 18 July 2012
A bit of a cheesy title I know but the theme at Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge this week is “CLOCKS” – so here is my card;
I used a stamp from Cherry Pie Art Stamps, which I stamped in Stazon and then edged the card with blue Distress Ink. I then heat embossed the whole thing with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel. When it was cool I manipulated the embossed paper to make the enamel crack and inked it lightly with Tea Dye Distress Ink to highlight the cracks to give the “faux cracked glass” effect. I added die cut flowers from calico fabric and book pages which I inked and then I added a few pearls and a little tag to finish it off. The backing paper is by Webster's Pages and it’s so pretty it’s a shame to cover any of it up.
Monday, 16 July 2012
Sunday, 15 July 2012
Tuesday, 10 July 2012
This weeks theme at Less is More is “GOLD”
I was not entirely pleased with my first card as although I used detail embossing powder I felt that the banner lost some of the definition when embossed.
So I started another card and the phase that stuck in my head, because of this weeks theme, was “a gilded cage” so a chose a different birdcage for my second card.