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Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Sunday Stamper wk 271- Wednesday 21st July

Good afternoon Friends,

I hope you are all having a lovely crafty day - I made two cards this morning and then had to have one of those impromptu craft room tidies because I couldn't find anything, and guess what a waste of time that was?!

My card today was made whilst having a play with the stamp we are going to use in our next workshop. Amy has managed to borrow some for us as Indigo Blu has a great loan scheme for retailers.

I made quite a few cards last year using a Dreamweaver stencil very similar to this stamp. The theme for this week's Sunday Stampers - deets here - is using the colours of sunrise/sunset, so I have used gilding flakes to create a scene of morning or evening sun peeping through the bare trees. I haven't used any particular set of gilding flakes, just my own concoction of left overs from other projects and probably  a mixture from Indigo Blu and Cosmic Shimmer Flakes!

This is a 6x6 card that I first of all matted and layered with gold matt mirri and deep blue and gold card from Graphic 45, French Country. I used some doubled sided sticky back paper (I'm sure it has a better name!) and covered one exposed side with the gilding flakes. Then I stamped the trees on to acetate with black stazon, peeled the paper from the other side of the gilded piece and adhered the stamped acetate to it. I then matted and layered on more of the gold and black card.

To finish I stamped 'Best Wishes' - an Indigo Blu stamp from my own collection - with perfect medium and heat embossed clear. Then I matted and layered to make a little tag, tied with gold ribbon.

It is impossible to see the effect of this technique online, but I hope you like it! The effect of the light from the gilding flakes through the acetate is lovely.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Love and Crafty Hugs,
Carole X


  1. Oh! WOW!! Carol your card is amazing. I love how it looks like the sun is shining through the tress. Beautiful, just beautiful.

    Patricia xxx

  2. Hi Carole, the reflection gives it a wonderful misty quality, like an autumn sunset - but whatever, it is just gorgeous. The gilding flakes are beautiful and I love the stamped acetate. A really gorgeous card. Hugs, Anne x

  3. Morning Carole, just love this card! Stamp, colours and message are all lovely and are well put together! Wonderful!x

  4. Hi Carole,

    I love this card it really reflects the morning or evening sun cascading through the trees. I wish I lived nearer to come to this class, would love to learn how to do it.
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Gorgeous card Carole I just love the trees and your beautiful colours...


  6. Just gorgeous Carole, great colors.

    Regards diane

  7. Gorgeous card Carole, love the gilding flakes... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x