Good morning folks. Well, in this neck of the woods, its been weather fit for bloomin ducks. The heating has gone on for a couple of hours as it felt damp rather than cold with all this rain.
Lovely to see on Ita's blog, that she seems to be better and I'm loving reading about Hazel's travels. Enjoyed Sues' Tool Shed show yesterday. There were some beautiful samples and I'm in love with the mica.
Now, today's offering was born out of some cards I made to send to the Millie-Rose Appeal highlighted by Sue (Olliesmam) here. I had some cards that I was going to take to a craft fair but decided I would send some of them to the appeal and that I would make some Christmas cards to pop in with them.
I know this one looks a bit boring but I'm showing it as I made the mask/stencil that embossed it.
I was in one of my "what if I do that" moods after cutting some snowflakes using some Mariannes snowflake dies. The apertures looked so nice that I thought that they may look ok embossed so I took a piece of card, cut it to 6x6 and cut several snowflakes from it like so. . . . .
I then ran this through the GC like you would a mask, with a 5x7 card blank, embossing the front. I am pleased to say that it worked. I know I haven't reinvented the wheel but I was pleased that my little experiment looked okey cokey and cheaper than buying a snowflake mask/embossing folder.
I finished off by adding some of the snowflakes I had cut from holographic silver card, stamping some snowflakes in silver (using a metallic silver Promarker as my ink pad had dried up) and a sentiment.
I have since made another one, using 300gsm card which gives a deeper, better emboss and shall be experimenting with some more.
I have sent about 20 cards to the appeal and here are the other Christmas cards I made. . . . . .
Quick but hopefully enough detail for folk to buy them for the appeal (using the SB Holiday Magic embossing folder this time). The rest I sent were a mixture of birthday, thank you and general ones.
When this post goes live, I shall, hopefully, be having a lie in (well, till 7.30) after my two early mornings for the GP. Not so early for India in two weeks time thankfully.
Hope you all have a happy and healthy day wherever you are and if you can't be good, don't get caught!!!