Thursday, 23 July 2009

Embossed resist cards

I mentioned in an earlier post (CUPBOARD CRAFTER: Rainy Days and Thwarted Plans#links) some embossed resist cards that I had made, but at the time I could not upload them. Courtesy of my daughter's SLR, a steep learning curve, and more patience than I ever knew I had, here they are! Finally!
I also made an A5 card but cannot show it here as I've submitted it for publication - fingers crossed.
I used a stamp from the 'Live Out Loud' themeplate from, stamping onto patterned paper and then embossing using clear embossing powder. This created a resist for the Tim Holtz Distress inks that I worked in over the top of the images. A very simple technique but it shows off this stamp nicely I think.
There are a lot of bird stamps around at the moment, ranging from peacocks to owls, but these are definitely my favourite. There are four themeplates in the collection. I have just two of them. I think the bird tails from my second set, the 'Curly Birds', make very nice background swirls, as shown on the green and brown card.
Confession time: I have loads and loads of ribbons, buttons and brads in my stash, but I love them so much, it is a real sacrifice to give them away on my handmade cards! I usually try to get away without putting ribbon or buttons on a card, but sometimes, as here, I really had to so that they look finished.
Some crafters cannot bring themselves to use papers from their stash -  with me it's embellishments. If I wasn't on a budget I would have ribbon in every pattern and every colour! And have a neat storage system with them all displayed on reels and arranged in colour families  --- Heaven on Earth.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, you won the little giveaway on my blog! Pop over and drop me an email with your postal address and I'll get the bits and pieces sent out to you.

    I'm coming back in a bit to have a proper look through your blog - you have some gorgeous things on here!



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