Hi everyone, I managed to finish a card just as the weekend is ending.
There's a fun new theme over at CAS Mix Up Card Challenge which is to use layers of embossing powder.
The diecut seahorse was covered in versamark ink, then embossed with bronze powder. While it was still warm I stuck on pieces of gilding flakes. Then I stamped on more versamark ink and sprinkled on some extra thick clear embossing powder, adding more powder and heating a few times until I got a smooth shiny surface.
The starfish had similar treatment but with aged ochre frantage enamel and then the bronze powder. When I heated the bronze it made the white in the frantage show up more. Lots of fun!
I used the Gradation stamp from Impression Obsession to create a sandy look and embossed this with bronze powder too.
Here's a close up of the shimmer.
My elements are layered embossing, stamping, masking on the sentiment stamp; gilding flakes and diecutting.
I'm also linking up to the anything goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday,
and to the masculine challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday
It's anything goes as long as you use a stamp at the Take it Make it Challenge at
I've used stamps from Lavinia, Visible Image and Impression Obsession.
At CAS Watercolour card challenge, the theme is ocean.
I've used distress oxide ink heavily spritzed with water and smooshed a few times to get my background.
Distress oxide inks; Stamplorations wonky stitched border die; Sizzix seahorse and sand dollar dies; versamark ink; bronze ep; Ranger ultra thick ep; Aged ochre frantage enamel powder;
Cosmic Shimmer mulled wine gilding flakes; Impression Obsession Gradation stamp; Lavinia tendril stamp (there's no name on the packet!). Visible Image Imagine dream inspire sentiment stamp; versafine ink & clear ep.
Thanks for visiting,