Saturday, 16 June 2012

Keep It Simple Stupid!!

This week's challenge to myself was to design a card - keeping it as simple as possible! Not the easiest thing as I do like to embellish my cards with ribbons, gems and hat pins.

As I was in a  momentary festive mood, I thought I would try my first Christmas card of the year.

I stamped out Penny Black's "Mystical" stag
Underneath the stamped image, I sprinkled some Cosmic Shimmer Persian Sea embossing powder (without using any clear embossing ink). Over the top of the embossing powder, I sprinkled a few gems, ice chips and gilding flakes.

Then - very carefully!! - I lifted the card up, making sure it stayed flat, and heated from underneath. The embossing powder melts, clings to the card and pulls in the extra gems and flakes.

Once it had cooled, I dotted some glitter glue to highlight the antlers, then doodled around the edge of the card.

I think that the decadent amount of embossing powder, gilding flakes and ice chips manages to satisfy my need for bling on a card!!

Only 49 more Christmas cards to go ;-)

Mel xxx Pin It Now!

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