Good Morning Ladies,
I hope that you are all well, you need to be wrapping up warm as we are in for some much colder weather, after storm Caroline that is!
Today's card is something very different to my usual style, it is my Challenge card for this week's Tic Tac Toe, I went for
Categories: Black /Gold/Twine
Here's how I made it:
I used the Stampin'Up! 'Winter Wonder' Embossing Folder, covering the side with the name on with Versamark clear Embossing ink which I applied with my brayer, I took a piece of black card and dusted it with an anti static bag, I then placed it in the embossing folder and ran it through Gemini. I removed the piece of card and covered the card in Gold Embossing Powder, I dusted off the excess and heated the powder, watching it turn into what looks like liquid gold still fascinates me! I die cut a mat of black card and stuck my gold embossed piece onto this black mat, I then took another piece of card 1/4 larger, added Versamark and gold embossing powder to each side and heat set, this became a gold mat that matched the front of my card, it's a great way of creating matching mat and layers when you don't have the right coloured card.
I added some black twine and a black die cut Snowflake to embellish my card. The Sentiment is from 'Teeny Tiny Sentiments', I think it works perfectly with the masculine feel of the card. I stamped it into black card and embossed with Gold Embossing Powder, I cut it with the label punch, added foam 'dimentionals' and popped it in the bottom corner of my card.
This card will be perfect for my Brother, who has a modern, minimalist style home.
Paul went to ask for an update on the house renovation work yesterday, apparently they are now so far behind its very unlikely that they will start on our house until after 6th January, which is a both frustrating and a relief, I would prefer to have Paul here with me while they are doing the work, yet it's a relief that it's not being done so close to Christmas. The frustrating thing is if Paul hadn't gone to enquire we would have prepared for it to be done a week on Friday.
I managed to sit and make a card later in the evening yesterday, I tried several times during the day but I just didn't have the energy, each time I tried I was hit with an episode of palpitations. I felt stronger than the previous day though which was positive. Fingers crossed for a better day today!
Have a fantastic day my lovely friends,
Love and hugs