Monday 23 February 2015

Target Practice

     This weeks card for Creative Expressions was fun to make, I loved the sentiment and it's that that inspired the target flowers.
     I began with a square of Foundations Coconut White card and embossed it with a Couture Creations folder called Large Retro Flowers.
     I used an acetate mask with circles cut out in three different sizes to lay over each flower and colour it. Beginning with Scattered Straw DI and the largest circle, then Wild Honey and the medium circle, followed by Rusty Hinge and the smallest circle.
     Once the ink was dry I wiped over the panel with an anti static bag and using Single Stamp 'The Ex' I stamped my image in Perfect Medium and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Detail Black powder. The image did not touch some of the card because of the embossing, if you want a clean silhouette then it is best to stamp before dry embossing your background. I was rather pleased with the 'Zoro' type mask that my lady is wearing as a result of the embossed relief, it wasn't planned but I like it.
     The image panel is mounted on some Foundations Black Card and then on to a white card blank that has the edge coloured with Scattered Straw DI to make it match.
     I have added a red gem to the centre of one of the flowers to make it a little prettier and give the impression of a bullseye.
     The sentiment is stamped and embossed on an off cut of Coconut White card, then trimmed to an arrow shape and mounted on foam pads across the top corner.

Materials used
Single Stamp - The Ex
Couture Creations Embossing Folder - Large Retro Flowers
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powder - Detail Black
Perfect Medium
Distress Ink - Scattered Straw / Wild Honey / Rusty Hinge
Foundations Card - Coconut White / Black

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes
Red Rubber Inspirationals - Let's Hear It For The Girl
Addicted To Stamps - Embossing Dry Or Heat


  1. So cool! Awesome image, colors; and quote! Thanks for joining us @ Red Rubber Inspirationals!

  2. How fun is your design and use of color! Love the sentiment too! Thank you for joining the Red Rubber Inspirationals this week! Lynda - DT Champion Red Rubber Designs

  3. great card! I love the embossed background!
    Thanks for playing along in the Sister Act Card Challenge.
    I hope to see you in our new challenge too. :)

  4. Realy awesome is howe u used the embossing with the stamp, it's a beautiful card.
    Thanks for playing with us at Addicted to Stamps.
    Greetings, Danoesja


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