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,