Tuesday, 3 October 2017


Hello & Welcome

On this first card I used a PVA glue in 'Olympic Gold' to create the pearls

I also used a piece of red paper, from my stash and previously embossed, for inside the card  

On the right is the second card where I have replaced the PVA pearls and added gold sequins.  I also used a plain red card for the inside

The above ingredients are listed at the end of this post
 I placed my white, 11x15cm card in the MISTI, rub over the bottom half of the card with my anti-static container then placed the solid stamp in position as well as the sentiment stamp so that I could ensure the flower was in the correct position.  The sentiment stamp was removed and the base flower stamp inked with the 'camellia' ink pad
 I then placed the second stamp in position, picked it up with the MISTI lid/door (the Americans call it a door) and inked it with the 'raspberry' ink pad.  To ensure the ink was completely dry I used my heat gun over the stamped area
 Now that it was totally dry I used the anti-static container over the stamped area, then positioned the final stamp onto the flower, picked it up with the MISTI lid and covered it with the Versafine Clear Ink Pad then stamped on the flower.  Gold embossing powder was added, the excess removed then heat set
 This is a close up of the flower once the gold embossing powder had been applied and heat set.  I then positioned the coordinating die over the flower as shown
 You should be able to see that I've place the card onto my cutting plate with the top plate covering only the bottom half of the flower and ran it through my Platinum Machine
Hero Arts is an American company and I find that all American companies, when they produce stamps with coordinating dies, always make the die slightly larger, so when you die cut your image you'll be left with a thin white border, as shown above.  Some may like this effect but I really don't, which is why I've trimmed the white border on the second card

I stamped and embossed the sentiment onto red paper and card and adhered to the inside of the card

  •  MISTI
  • anti-static container
  • Versafine Clear Ink Pad
  • WOW Embossing Powder/Gold Glitter and Clear 
  • VersaColor in Camellia, Raspberry and Green
  • Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in 'Olympic Gold'
  • Poppy Stamp Set with co-ordinating dies by Hero Arts
  • Leaf Stamp from a freebie stamp set
  • Gold sequins (not shown) 
  • white card stock, red card stock, red embossed paper
  • Versafine Onyx Black Ink Pad is shown in the above but was not used

I will also be adding a video tutorial onto my YouTube channel this week

Until tomorrow....

June x


  1. Thats a very good idea June, one that I shall have to remember and try out. It makes for a NON run of the mill card and certainly worth remembering. Thank you, yet again a fabulous idea. xxx

  2. Two lovely cards June and great tutorial. Thank you.

  3. Thank you June for the inspiration and a lovely card. Thank you too for the card I won - love it!!


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