Good Evening Crafty Friends
Tonight's card was made for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Crafts in February 2012 which seems a long time ago now. Where do these months and years go to I wonder ? We are talking of summer holidays one minute and the next we are preparing for Christmas lolls !! Having said that, I do enjoy the Christmas period, especially as our Grandson is still young enough to dream of Santa, although today he did ask me - " Grandma, is Santa Claus real ?" Enough chat for now, it's time to explain how I made this card.
Make a base card from black cardstock, landscape style. Onto this matt a piece of white card, leaving a border of the black card showing.
Using the Versamark pad stamp the text and the flourishes on the right-hand side of the white card and heat emboss using black embossing powder.
Take a piece of white card and colour with the Fired Brick Distress pad and a blending tool. When this is dry, crumple up the card, then straighten out again.
Spread a thin layer of the red sparkle medium over the card using the palette knife and leave to dry.
Take a piece of acetate, lay the stencil on top and spread the black stars sparkle medium over it. Remove stencil and leave to dry,
When dry, fix the acetate to the crumpled card, making a slight bow shape, securing the acetate on the back of the crumpled card. Matt this onto the base card and add a narrow gold strip down the right-hand edge of the acetate.
Add a red ribbon bow. Voila ! we are finished. Thank you for visiting, we do value your opinions on our creations, and hope that you find some inspiration for your card making. Until the next blog, take care and happy crafting.