Good morning one and all. Hope this finds you happy and healthy. I'm feeling more my normal self so hopefully I've shaken off the germs. Thanks again for your kind thoughts.
Thanks for your comment Marion. Look forward to hearing from you again.
Val.....Don't know if Wendy managed to pass a message on but I think you should get in touch with Barbara Gray. I think it was Lydia suggested that too. I think that you will get further with Barbara.
Happy holidays to Heather and welcome back to blighty to John. Hope you both have a fab week in St Lucia and Leicester (not much between the two LOL!!!) respectively.
Now, I post this card with a soupcon of trepidation as it features. . . . . .gilding flakes. They have been a somewhat controversial subject during the last few days but Ducks go where angels fear to tread.
Some of my purchases last Saturday were Indigo Blu's Baroque Christmas Tree Stamp, some black pearlised card and some Ranger Sticky Embossing Powder (does the same as Mica Boss)
I started with a 5x7 cream card blank and put double sided tape around the edges. I then added Indigo Blu's Chariot of Fire Gilding Flakes to make a gilded frame.
I cut a slightly smaller mat out of the black pearlised card and stamped the Baroque Christmas Tree with Versamark onto it. I then heat embossed with the sticky embossing powder. For those of you that haven't used it, its amazing. When heated, it leaves a clear sticky pattern that you can glitter, gild or dust with mica and saves you using glue on your stamps. The detail you achieve also seems better. I added the Chariot of Fire flakes, pressed them onto the sticky and then scooched off the excess. I also did the same with the sentiment, then popped the mat onto the base.
Sorry the picture quality isn't great but I was trying to show the sheen on the card. its like there are little gold flecks in it. This is the same pic as the first one with flash, which kinda shows it a bit.
Hope that you like it. Its a stamp I have lusted after for a while so it may feature quite a bit on my festive creations.
Have a great day and be good!!!