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Thursday, 30 May 2013

Sunday Stampers week 259 - Thursday 30th May

Good Morning Friends,

Sunday Stampers Week 259 - Some like it Hot

This week's Sunday Stampers challenge set by Hels Sheridan  - deets here - is a project to include some embossing powder..yippee! One of my favourite crafty items! But having done no crafting over the weekend and lots to catch up with, I'm afraid it's another quick card this week.... I just had to include something made using my melt pot somewhere though - would have been rude not to :)

For this little card, I used Crafty Individuals stamp CI-119: which is a little vintage postcard of a bather, plus backing paper and the backing postcard from a selection by Tilda. I first of all backed the front of the card with a piece of linen card from my scraps box, which I then inked all over using Peacock Feathers distress ink. I tore the edges of the Tilda paper and also inked around the edges with the same ink.

I stamped the image using black archival and then for a little sea-side shimmer, I used heat embossed using Cosmic Aurora Sparkle embossing powder. Then I inked over the card with Vintage Photo to give it a really old look..I did the same to the postcard backing. The only bit of colour I added was to the parasol, just using a little Aquamarine Flexmarker to tie in with the base background.

So where does the melt pot come into this project? Well I took a bottle top, added a starfish embellishment and poured in some clear UTEE mixed with a few pieces of Stampendous Fragments to create an embellishment for the card. Of course whilst my UTEE was all heated up,I just had to dip a few paper flowers to add to my 'melt pot makes' box!

To finish off I just added a little think rope and tied a knot.

Thanks so much for stopping by, you know I really appreciate it!

Love and Hugs, Carole X


  1. Love your new card and thanks for stopping over to see what's new! I so enjoy that you always say such kind things :)

  2. Hi Carole, I was only looking at the stamp yesterday........your card is fabulous, it really does look aged and I really love the bottle cap with the starfish - amazing. I still have not plucked up the courage to use my MP although I have taken it out of it's packaging, a start I guess...... Hugs, Anne x

  3. Hi Carole, isn't it funny that we spoke of bathing belles last night?! We must be 'in tune'! Fab card, really love the star fish bottle top & the postcard background.
    See you soon
    Amy x

  4. love the card, LOVE the bottlecap, how fab is that ickle embellie, the beauty of the Melt Pot eh? Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  5. Good morning Carol, yet another stunning creation, I love it.
    Happy Crafting

    Patricia xxx

  6. Hi Carole,
    what a superb card. I would just love to see your wonderful array of stamps. The cards you create with them are very fabulous. Love the idea of the bottle top.
    I have 3 or 4 with bees on that I collected as us crafty peeps do, but I haven't had a project to use them on yet.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love, Jenny L.

  7. Great card Carole and I this stamp somewhere tucked away...but love what you have done with it


  8. I hope you get to stop by my blog tomorrow and see what I did with my melt pot....shaking my own head....Love your card and love the idea of the bottle caps too, I have a couple and was wondering what to do with them, now I know! :) Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, you are the sweetest! Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

  9. This is a fabulous card and great use of the melt in the bottle cap! Let's hope for a sunny June so we can lay on the beach like her! X

  10. This is gorgeous...I love what you have done with the bottle cap:) x
    Hugs Nikki x