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Friday, 12 February 2010

Some Recent Cards

These were done as swaps for the Creative Cardmaking Yahoo group, and I either know (or am pretty sure) they've arrived now, so I can show them.

The first swap needed minimal embellishment. The funny thing is that that's how my cards almost always were until fairly recently, and yet I struggled a bit with this one.


The image is one of the free images from Selina Fenech (www.selinafenech.com). I've coloured it with Promarkers and layered it with card and paper from my collection and backed it all with paper decorated with Radiant Rain. Despite using a larger main image than I usually do, I had to steel myself not to add anything else!


This card was for the heat embossing swap. I've done standard heat embossing any number of times, but hadn't ever tried triple embossing, so I dug out the ultra thick Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder I bought by mistake (I didn't know it was ultra thick), and some rather pretty stamps I bought at the local market a while ago. There's no label or manufacturer on the stamps that I can find, but they're rubber backed with clear plastic, and they came as a set of six with similar decorative images. I have to say that I had several attempts before I got something I liked - especially when it came to placement of the image, but I eventually did. I embossed on card cut with my nestibilities, and matted with more nestie shapes - and card printed from my Crafty Computer Paper Crafty Emporium CD, then placed the result into a frame cut with yet another nestibility. The result's quite masculine, I think. So definitely a technique and colourscheme to revisit next time I need a man's card!


This one was for the 'white and a splash' card. I went for texture since I didn't have too many colour options, so I embossed a Celtic circle from a brass stencil I've had for a while. I added a circle and several layers of Dahlia nesties which I textured with a Cuttlebug folder and layered with silicone glue. That gave me a bit of a nightmare when it came to posting because it was the best part of an inch thick, but I really hope it arrived safely. (It should have arrived and the recipient doesn't tend to frequent Blogland, so she shouldn't see it here first.)

Next month, we've got to make an easel card, so I'm off to find out how to do that.

2 comments:

zanthinegirl said...

those are both really striking. I like that white one with the embellishment a lot!

Vixykins said...

All superb Josephine! How'd you get on with the triple embossing? Havent done that for aaaaages!

There's a link on the swaps info file to an easel tutorial if you get stuck x

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