Thursday, 10 December 2015
One of these birthdays is my Grand daughters' which was this week. I wanted to make her a special card as she has had quite a tough time lately. She is currently recovering from back surgery and has three very young children to look after. Fortunately she has quite a bit of help available but it is still a bit of a struggle.
I used this Imagination Stencil and Imagination Sparkle Medium, red and gold. I saw a card made similar to this on their stand at the NEC show last month and wondered how they had achieved the two tone look. On closer inspection I realized that it was two layers, the top one being acetate. I loved the effect and decided I would have to give it a go, although I had never used the Sparkle Medium on acetate before. First I used the red sparkle through the stencil onto black card and left it to dry. I then repeated the process with gold Sparkle onto acetate. They both took quite a while to dry because of the weather conditions, so I left them till the next day. The base card for this is a white 8" square, huge compared to my usual cards. I cut a piece of black card to cover the front leaving a very narrow border. I then placed my two stenciled pieces together offsetting them slightly and fixed them together with a few glue dots on the edges. I cut a frame from metallic red card and stuck it over the image hiding the glue dots, and then fixed it to the card front leaving a narrow black border. The sentiment was stamped on a snippet of black card with a Chocolate Baroque stamp using Versamark ink and embossed with WOW gold embossing powder. I cut it out with a Spellbinders small circle die, and I used a die from Spellbinders Exquisite Circles set to cut the mat from a snippet of the metallic red card. Having stuck them together I used foam pads to attach it to the card.
I apologize here for the terrible photo, I see there is a reflection of myself taking it which I hadn't noticed as I was concentrating on not getting a glare from the shiny surfaces.
I am entering this at Virginia's View Challenges - All About Glitter, and as I have used a couple of snippets I 'll pop over to Pixie's Snippets Playground - Use Snippets.
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