Yep, its me again!! Sorry to be overloading you all with my cards at the moment, seem to be on a bit of a roll card-making wise but that usually means that sometime soon my mojo will disappear, so I'm making the most of it!!
Heather H admitted that she accidently chose colours very close to last months Winnie and Walter Colour Combo Challenge but I'm quite happy as its such a happy and fresh combo!!
Funnily enough my card design is similar to last months entry to this challenge but I tried something new with heat embossing that I'd been wanting to try for months:
Really happy with how this turned out and have made quite a stash of birthday cards lately. Now I just need to start working on Christmas cards.....
To start with I die-cut some grey CS using the smaller waffle-edged frame die from W&W 'Essentials: Audrey's Cutaways' and adhered to the card front. I then inked up the W&W 'Mini Scenery: Merry Berry' with Mama Elephants 'Mojito' pigment ink. Using my MISTI I stamped it 3x on white CS and immediately heat embossed with clear powder. I decided to try out stamping it again with Versamark ink and clear heat embossing two more times....and it worked!! The shine and dimension is incredible!!! I trimmed down the edges and popped it up on foam tape over the grey panel.
It looked a bit plain so I grabbed a yellow and blue paint chip and die-cut the heart and butterfly dies from W&W 'Essentials: Audrey's Cutaways' and glued them to different parts of the green 'berries'. I folded the butterflies up so they were a bit more dimensional.
For the sentiment I die-cut the W&W 'Wishes' die from the same yellow paint chip and twice more from white CS. I glued them all together and then used double-sided tape to adhere over the berries. I also added 'birthday' from the W&W 'The Big, Bold and Happy' stamp set. And to carry on the 'glossy' theme I added lots of Glossy Accents to the 'wishes' die-cut.
I've got three other challenges I would like to enter:
Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Stamp it On)
Simon Says Stamp - Monday Challenge (Stamp it On)
Stamplorations Cutplorations Summer Vacation Challenge (Anything Goes)
Its nearing dinner time and I'm making home-made hamburgers. I was so organised today I've already made the meat patties and cut the onion (love fried onion on mine!!). And now Minnie has turned up for a cuddle so need to do that too. Will see you back here again soon with yet another card I'm afraid....lol....
Shona, I love this.ReplyDelete
This creative spurt of yours is certainly cranking out some beauties. You know I love this...er...yellow. Terrific color combo that you've made come alive. Fantastic.ReplyDelete
Fantastic card! The layers of embossing powders look wonderful. It is one of my favorite techniques and amazing to watch every time. Love the colors too. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, and celebrating STAMPtember with us!ReplyDelete
Such lively colors, Shona - love your take on the inspiration! Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!ReplyDelete
So beautiful, I love the colours you have used.ReplyDelete
Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.