As some of you may have noticed, I love embossing powders and already own a number of the Stampendous! Frantage Enamels. I like the varying tones within each shade and all the metallic elements they contain. I also really favour them because they are chunkier than other powders and can be used very successfully when applied in a more random fashion - like I tend to favour. My sister Sandie does the most amazingly precise, beautiful embossing but try as I might, I fail to achieve her perfection and find that these particular powders are more forgiving for my style.
I can't believe I only needed to take three photos this time. Including the matting, I only used four elements or layers this time and that must be a record for me!
Here's the card I made for my entry at The Craft Barn this time:
|The completed card. I've left it without a sentiment so one can be added at a later date to suit any occasion.|
|The 'red' layer was developed using layers of distress inks and various stamped TH images. I watched Neil at the Craft Barn Extravaganza on Saturday doing this and had to rush home and have a go!|
The main floral images were stamped with coffee archival, bleached with a water brush and inked with a highlighting shade of distress ink.
The die cut flowers are a Memory Box die which Karen used on the Craft Barn blog and I fell in love with it. (Bought with a thank you voucher from my lovely Sister and Niece!). The flower end of the die cuts were stamped with olive archival then the whole die cut was inked with distress. I applied clear embossing ink to the die cuts using some sequin waste. Aged green embossing enamel was then scattered over and heated gently. See the next photo for a more detailed image of this.
OK, you must have been psychic (or I read your posts in the wrong order more like!!! LOL:¬) coz you've just answered my question about the die!ReplyDelete
Anyway, another absolute winner here. You are a star when it comes to embossing/enamelling (your flowers are to die for) and this just shows that.
Now, I notice you have a sister - does she also have a blog? Are you a super talented family? Thanks for the heads up on the Craft Barn blog/challenge too. Not seen it before and it looks fun. Hugs, Buttons x
Fabulous use of the die Julia :)ReplyDelete
Love the richness of this - and such a brill idea to use embossing ink through a stencil onto the flowers.ReplyDelete
Fabulous inky background Julia and that is a super die. Love how you've embossed through the sequin waste. xxReplyDelete
Total gorgeousness - love every element but particularly those water-dyed flowers which are so perfect because they're just a shade lighter than the background instead of being a shade darker. Amazing! M xReplyDelete
Hi Julia, Love the rich colours on your card. And the bleaching of the flowers is a great subtle effect...perfect for the die cuts to go on. Clever embossing too! Great cardReplyDelete
This is great Julia, love the colors of the background and the die cut! Great :-)ReplyDelete
greetings, Alie :-)
Julia, your card is awesome!!!!I love colours and background..!ReplyDelete
Hugs from Slovenia!
Your card is perfect Julia, and so lovely !!! Since I have this flower stamp I think (or one that looks like !) as well as this memory box die I bought recently on the Craft Barn, I think I will try to do sometime like that one day, it's great ! Hugs from cocoReplyDelete
Fantastic, love all the details.ReplyDelete
Lovely piece and gorgeous colors. I like the idea to use embossing powders through sequin waste. Brilliant.ReplyDelete
Be the way I'm the one who not embrace perfection,at all!! :-)
Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftbarn
Lovely card, this die-cut flower is superb and the embossing looks suitably vintagey.ReplyDelete
Sooooo elegant! Love the deep colour!ReplyDelete
This is stunning Julia.ReplyDelete
Thanks for entering the challenge.