Monday, 27 April 2015

Golden Daisy


     Another project for Creative Expressions using John Lockwood stamps, this time it's the Daisy Corner set. I love this set, the daisies are gorgeous and the bubbles are such a great touch.

      I have stamped the main image on Foundations Black card and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Detail True White. It is best to use an anti-static bag when embossing, it's a little bag of fine powder that you wipe over the card before you stamp, it helps reduce static and remove finger marks made with the natural oils on your skin. This is especially important when using detail powders, they are very fine and will stick to almost any mark.
     I wanted to give the daisies a little bit of colour, so I have used Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks. They are inks with mica in them, they have a very fine brush, a bit like an eye liner so you can paint tiny areas of colour.
     There are some tiny yellow gems stuck on some of the bubbles to add a bit more sparkle, these are stuck on with Cosmic Shimmer Dries clear PVA.
     For the mat layer I have stamped the daisy head in black on white card and embossed in Cosmic Shimmer Clear. You may just be able to see some faint daisies on the card, these were stamped in Perfect Medium and dusted with the anti-static bag, a bit of a mistake but I liked the effect so I left it.
     To finish I have coloured the edge of a white card blank using Distress Ink Black Soot and allowed to dry before mounting the white layer. The gems raise the card a little, but only a couple of millimetres so it's still alright to post without causing extra cost.

Materials used
John Lockwood Daisy Corner stamp set
Cosmic Shimmer Embossing Powders - Detail True White / Clear
Cosmic Shimmer Drawing Inks
Cosmic Shimmer PVA - Dries Clear
Creative Expressions Foundations Card - Black / Coconut White
Perfect Medium Ink
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Distress Ink  - Black Soot
Anti-static Bag


I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
My Time To Craft - Spring Flowers
Paper Creator's Crafts - Flowers
Ladybug Crafts - Anything Goes
Card Mania - Flowers

4 comments:

  1. Beautiful creation! Embossing image is wonderful!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.
    Ileanaxx

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  2. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

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  3. Oh, I really like this!! Such an elegant design and it looks so pretty with shimmery colors. And I think this type of design is so versatile as it works for both men and women.

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  4. Beautiful, thanks so much for joining us at MTTC

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