Thursday 14 January 2016

The crafty countdown now stands at 34 days remaining

Good afternoon crafters.  Owww it's cold.  This house has old rubbish windows, and the wind is cutting today isn't it.  Who has snow?  There's not a spec in the sky yet here.

Well, today I seemed to drift away from masculine cards again - it was the colour of the inks I was drawn to (yes, I'm blaming an ink pad!).  I started with a nice big stamp, which is another one from Wendi Vecchi, and embossed with clear embossing powder

I then used two cats eye ink pads, one is a brilliance, and one is a versamagic.  I used the direct to paper technique - literally wiping the ink pad onto my card stock.  The embossing powder acts as a resist, so you can still see the colour of the card stock under the stamped image

Next I stamped a solid border at the top and bottom of the card, and embossed it using white embossing powder.  I liked the way the image I had already embossed reacted - it seemed to emphasis it

I then picked a flower stamp, which is again a solid rubber image (as opposed to an outline image).  This allowed me to build the colour of the ink on the stamp.  So I stamped with the teal first on the stalk.  I then inked the flower head in pink, and added a tiny bit of yellow on the top.  I used the teal to just edge the petals - and then stamped onto plain white card

I cut out the flower, attempting to leave a tiny white border. I just popped it on the background to see how it looks

I cut the card down, and then added a little white and yellow ink just under where the flower is going to sit.  This just allows me to knock the colour back a little.  As I now seem to be into tissue tape, I added a little bit under the flower, and inked it with white brilliance 

I found a piece of embossed card, and added it to the left of my panel, and then glued the panel in place

To finish my card, I glued the flower in place using Pinflair glue.  I added ribbon at the top and bottom of the card, and then the stamped sentiment.  I also used my cosmic shimmer PVA to add little dots, where there are circles on the stamped image

When I finished the card, I randomly spritzed it with MoonGlows Scintillating Silver - just to see what it did.  It just gave it a nice subtle sparkle


Anonymous said...

Lots of interest in this design Leonie. Had snow this morning and sleet around 2pm. Just very very windy now. Best wishes Jackie x

Unknown said...

Lovely ideas and a lovely stamps to use,

Linda Simpson said...

Love that sentiment! A gorgeous card and fabulous colours and background.
Linda xxx

MFM said...

Sunny here in Spain sorry no snow. Love the card keep stretching our imagination with your ideas.
M F M xx

hollyberry said...

A beautiful card. Love the background that you have created and also the stamp you used to start it all off.

Tracy W said...

Gorgeous, love the colour tones. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

karenlotty said...

Very delicate. I love how you've shown each step. Snow? well I'm not too far from you in Hertfordshire and we had a sprinkling for about 10 minutes and nothing. But it is soooo cold!

carol edwards said...

Hi Leoni woke up to heavy frost everywhere this morning and it's bitter cold here in Greater Manchester. Love what you've done with the background, just so different and unique. Stay safe x said...

Hi Leonie.
Another little beauty Thank you.
no snow yet Thank goodness.
Take care Kitty.

Tressa said...

A lovely card. I especially like the background.

From Teresa in Kettering where there is a clear blue sky but frost on the roofs.

Jane Royston said...

Beautiful card! No snow here, but then we hardly ever get any (despite being the Isle of Wight!!) even when the rest of the country have it :) x

Helen said...

Love the background stamp Leonie! Soo pretty!
No snow here today in Sussex but cold + frosty

Anne Chilvers said...

Very pretty colours and design. Very cold here in North Norfolk, hailstones today ! x