I'm back to using the faux metallic technique that I saw on Jennifer McGuire's blog. But this time tried to go for the feminine touch and soft colours, a very light embossing folder and butterflies. You can see the shimmer from the Perfect Pearls.
Spotlighting has been around for awhile and I have done a few cards using that technique, but I decided to add a twist today. When I saw the trick of die-cutting white foam to match the paper so that popping up the piece was easier, I was stuck as I had no white foam. But then I remembered the stash of coloured foam that had been sitting there for years! Yay - I get to use the stash.
Here's a close-up side view. Love how it adds to the spotlight technique. Lovely pop of colour.
I've got to use more of my stash ... I've so many stamps and dies that have not been out to play!
After die cutting, I masked off the top and stamped the Impression Obsession Thin Stripes background. (Just remember to put a piece of paper inside to protect the inside of the card - ask me how I know!) I love how this turned out ... and it's exactly for this kind of effect that I wanted those stripes.
My friend, Christine, has made a wonderful set of dreamcatcher cards with the WPlus9 dreamcatcher dies. Some Distress Inks with the added touch of embossing, and some sequins to finish it off. Unfortunately I only have taken a picture of the one card. Wish I could have showed you the other colour combinations. Such beauties.
Been back from my trip for a week now ... how time flies. First the graduation of my daughter, Annabelle, from Exeter University.
So proud of her!
A couple of days enjoying English towns ... sweet Wells Village, Bath and Chagford. Then off to Portugal for a celebratory holiday. Loved the blue skies (EVERY SINGLE DAY !), the blue tiles (especially in Porto), fairytale Sintra, amazing Douro Valley .... and special time with the family.
Getting back into things .... what with a lot going on in the house on our return ... painting the entire inside of house, water pipes blocking and flooding the laundry (more than a couple of time), plumbers, ... so time for some ink and paper again!
So much happening at the moment that I'm not getting to make many cards for challenges. But I got out my new WPlus9 You = Kind set to play to a little bit. Used the happy sunshine colours of orange to yellow.
I will enter this to the :
... Muse Challenge - I was inspired by Anita's grading of orange to yellow, and flowers.