Lil' old Me

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West Midlands, United Kingdom
I am a full-time working mum who works shifts with a son Richard aged 23 and a daughter Emma aged 21. I have been married to my lovely Husband Paul for 26 years. My passion in life, besides my family, is papercrafting, especially cardmaking, although I "dabble" in scrapbooking. I was introduced to Jewellery making in 2012 and found another addiction :) I have been cardmaking since 2006. I am also a bit of a tigger freak!

Friday, 18 March 2011

Winter Wonderland DT

This is my DT project for this week's challenge on WINTER WONDERLAND. The theme this week is:

EMBOSSING - DRY OR HEAT

We are sponsored by Stitchy Bear and Sentiments for you. They are both offering a $10 certificate for the each winner to spend in their shops. Click on the banners to take a peak - so many gorgeous images I'm not sure I could choose :)








For my card I decided I would do both dry and heat embossing as I love both techniques. The image and sentiment are stamped with black ink then heat embossed with glitter embossing powder. Close up below - can you see the sparkle??

I didn't want much colour on the image so just coloured the holly on both and added My Paper World Gloss pen to the berries.

I dry embossed the background and went round the edges of all with "Old Paper" Distress ink and mounted on white glitter card. Love it :):)

Take a lookey at the CHALLENGE BLOG to see the other girlies creations and to join us - but remember IT MUST BE CHRISTMAS THEMED!!!

IMAGE & SENTIMENT:
"Holly Christmas" set by Personal Impressions from SECRET CRAFTER
MEDIUM:
Promarkers and My Paper World gloss Pen from SECRET CRAFTER
TOOLS:
Cuttlebug
Snowflake embossing folder from SECRET CRAFTER
Old Paper Distress ink from SECRET CRAFTER
Cut n dry foam for distressing from SECRET CRAFTER
Clear sparkle embossing powder
Heat gun
OTHERS:
White glitter card from SECRET CRAFTER
Gems from stash

ALSO FITS:
ABC - Q for Quote
I love Promarkers #57 - Men's cards
Colour Create #66 - Green, Brown, Cream & Black



9 comments:

cebelica said...

What a beautiful card! I love it! Thank you for inspiration!

Dora said...

This is really elegant, love the embossing and the glitter xxx

Linda said...

Hi Jane love the simple lay out of your card and the touch of red and green make the image pop love Linda

Marianne's Craftroom said...

This is a great card and love the fact you used both embossing techniques. Marianne x

downrightcrafty said...

Great distressing on the embossed panel and the post card addition is a great idea, love it
Hugs Kate x

Suzi said...

Fabulous card Jane, I love the layout and the fab vintage style postcard as the focal point. I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Hugs
Suzi x

Secret Crafter said...

ooooh I really like this. I may have to pinch this idea. Love the script background with the holly. Fab!

Julie said...

A fab card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.

Julie W x

Julie said...

FAb card, love the embossed background and the postcard script! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Colour Create, Juliex