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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Time to Celebrate

For a while now I have subscribed to the UK magazine Craft Stamper, and not only because they give away a small stamp each addition, usually something from a known designer and from one of their latest sets of stamps. They are clear polymer, and usually of a great standard.  This card has the last three give-aways used on it, and I am entering it into the challenge #25 from Tuesday Throwdown - to use 'inchies': to me, these are squares, of an inch.  However, mine uses squares that are bigger than that - in fact they are inches x's 2!

I used a gold square commercial blank card, and cut out one square to create the window. I drew around the other three windows with a gold pen, and stamped within them before colouring them up with Copics. I used the square from the gold card on the fourth window, and a small felt Christmas tree in the Christmas stash from last year. I ran the Versamark ink around the edges of the white card and embossed it with gold EP.

Stamps: Freebies from Craft Stamper
Paper and Card: SU Whisper White; gold commercial blank card
Ink: Encore Ultimate Metallic gold; Memento Tuxedo Black
Other: JudiKins EP Egyptian Gold; felt tree; bling; Copics

Another challenge is from Let's Ink It Up, on recycling but I wanted to practice what I was doing first, so I used some images cut from a Christmas card we got last year, and covered them with Versamark and then used some clear EP but it has a shimmer in it. Then I made a card with them. The first photo shows the images covered with the holographic EP.  The second photo indicates the depth of colour in this powder. The third photo, apart from showing it is raining here, also indicates the actual card. I had an idea of stamping the city of David behind then wise men, but they are too large and so I had to give that away and need to think of something else to give this treatment too.

Stamps: WMS Nutcraker set for sentiment
Paper and Card: SU Pacifric Point; blue shimmer card from stash
Ink:  Memento Paris Dusk
Other: JudiKins EP Clear Holographic


Davi said...

Very cute inchie card love the window that opens. Beautiful Christmas card also. Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week.

Sue W said...

Love your inchie card and how you openned one window Susan. Your second card is so clever ....... Love this one very much!

wendyp said...

both cards are gorgeous but I love that recycled card/EP technique on the bottom card! it almost looks like painting with embossing powder! Very pretty!!!

Kim said...

Love your cards. The images are so adorable. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.