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Friday, 11 May 2018

FESTIVE FRIDAY 16 & STAMP GIVE-AWAY

Hello and welcome....

It's the dreaded mirror card again! lol, but big thank you to Mr F who took this first photograph for me, without one shadow or reflection and a steady hand!

And, it's another easy card make by using some glitter and an embossed final panel.  With this one I added the red berries using NUVO Crystal Drops in Red Berry by Tonic



I started with a 5"x7" white card base then added narrow double sided tape  to form a border and sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Polished Silk Glitter in Ice Blue over the tape.  This is an ideal way to make your glitters last longer, and, although it was the 'ice blue' glitter it work so well with the green mirri card!

If you haven't tried the polished silk glitter, by Creative Expressions, I would encourage you to do so as it's so different from 'ordinary' glitter, it really is so polished!

The green mirri card was cut to fit the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, I've had this 'nameless' folder forever and a day, it does emboss beautifully

I stamped the sentiment using Versa Color '21 Green' and completed the card front by adding NUVO Crystal Drops in Red Berry.  As an alternative you could add tiny red gems or nothing at all as it looks pretty 'naked' 


White on white, with just a pop of colour for the sentiment.
You can really see the gorgeous detail with this embossing folder



I added a piece of double sided adhesive sheet onto the white card then embossed it....  on the wrong side, hence a debossed image, it would have looked much better on the embossed side!


On the embossed image I used a Clarity brush and added peeled paint distress ink over the image, then I watered a little black Gesso and added splatters as well as adding a few little dots of berry red with a ProMarker

I also used the peeled paint distress ink to stamp the sentiment

The green card is quite thick and you can't really see the scored lines I made down the left side and along the bottom area



For this week's give-away I have a set of Christmas toppers by Flower Soft, there are 23 toppers in the pack and a small fancy flower stamp by Chloe

You have until 6pm Saturday to leave a comment on today's post if you would like to be entered into the draw

The winner will be announced on Sunday's blog

INGREDIENTS:

  • white card base ~ CraftUK
  • green mirri card ~ my stash
  • red and green card ~ my stash
  • polished silk glitter ~ Creative Expressions
  • embossing folder ~ ProvoCraft
  • NUVO Crystal Drops ~ Tonic
  • VersaColor Ink Pad ~ Tsukineko
  • Black Gesso ~ Winsor & Newton
Until tomorrow....

June x

10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card June and the giveaway looks gorgeous, You are so generous, xxx

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    2. Thank you Wendy, and kind of you to say that. We all like to win something crafty x

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  2. Brilliant way to make a last minute card and so pretty, I think they're all very effective

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  3. Hi June, your home must be bursting at the seams with all your card makes - take this card for instance, there are so many variants that youve shown us. A variation of the same card which will probably suita everyone. For me i liked tge first green mirri card but, my preference by far, is the naked white on white, i just love it. I so much appreciate your kindness in sharing your designs and giving us the inspiration to go on and make our own. Your detailed tutorial takes away all the 'head scratching' and enables us to make a near professional looking card.
    As ever, thank you so much June, you dont know how much you are appreciated xxx

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    1. That is so very kind of you to say Pam, and means a lot to me x

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  4. Some really good and simple ideas for all those Christmas cards. Thank you June.

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  5. Lovely cards June. I love them all. Thank you for sharing these with us and giving us lots of ideas.

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June