Good Morning Ladies,
How are you all this fine Tuesday morning?!
I didn’t get into my craft room yesterday, I was up, dressed and ready by 7.15am after our early start to the day, so I was sat having a cup of tea and Becca called, she said "Mum, I'm moving house tomorrow and I need a load of Cleaning stuff, do you want to come to B&M Bargains with me?, I haven’t seen Becca since Mum's funeral so I wasn't going to turn down a chance to spend time with her, plus it was a trip to B&M Bargains!! We got back in time for me to put the kettle on for a cup of tea for Paul getting in from work. Shopping is a rare treat since Paul has been unable to drive, I was tired by mud afternoon, I think that is as much to do with getting up (well waking up) at 5am.
Today's card, which I started to make on Friday and finished on Saturday, started out as an experiment, I found some 'Holographic White' Embossing Powder in my draw and thought that it would look effective as snowflakes on a watercolour type background, so I stamped the snowflakes and used the Holographic Embossing powder, the snowflakes were definitely Holographic but the powder dries totally flat, they weren't even a little bit raised, I stamped onto watercolour card do that I could really wash the ink over the card. I mixed Peacock Feathers & Twisted Citron Distress Oxides on my craft mat and spritzed with water, I swiped my piece of card through the ink a couple of times and dried, I wasnt happy with the effect so I added more ink to the mat and swiped again, once again I dried the piece and I still didn't like how it looked, I was about to toss it in the bin but had a thought....💭🙄 "I wonder if I can blend the same colour distress oxides directly onto the Emboss Resist piece?" Well, it worked ladies so if you are ever at the point of giving up and throwing your work away just blend some Distress Oxides direct to paper, it blended over the holographic embossing powder beautifully, it even covered up the bits of ink that I had heat dried but didn't like. Next I cleaned off the embossed areas and decided to add my sentiment on a piece of coloured vellum that worked with background colours, I stamped the sentiment in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. I attached the vellum by securing it under the top layer of my card. For extra 'sparkle' I matted onto a piece of matching glitter card. To finish the card I added some sparkles to centres of snowflakes.
I think it looks ok, hopefully worth saving from bin!
I hope that you ladies all have a lovely day,
Love and hugs to all,