I have just finished my first Spellbinder show of the day and had the pleasure of working alongside the lovely Nigel May. I have a break now so thought I would pop some pictures of the sample cards that I have been showing over the last couple of weeks.
Let me know what you think - it is always great to hear from you.
I really love this one and had great fun making it. I have used one of the 3D embossibilities, inked up the folder and then put it through the Calibur - this is what we refer to as letterpressing. The ink will transfer onto the cardstock and leave an excellent impression. I then used a mixture of Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap across the background to blend it all in. the Gold embossing has been achieved using a Versamark pen over the highly embossed areas and then gold embossing powder and heated. A stamp in the scroll area finishes the design off. Don't just look at your embossing folders as a way to create gorgeous patterns on your plain cardstock go that little bit further and have a play, as I said today on the show it is only a bit of card that you are spoiling if it doesn't work out.
With this sample I have used the Filigree Delight Shapeabilities set and it certainly is a delight to use. I have used it here with craft metal and sanded it back to create a vintage look. The label in the middle of the aperture is included in this set. The background pearl cardstock has been embossed using the Reverence folder.
This was the card that I demo'd this morning and I have used the Floral Ribbon Threader which is such a pretty die. It is perfect for wedding cards, and projects that you need a bit of finesse in your project.
I will pop some more samples on in a couple of days so hope to see you pop by and have a look.
In the meantime I have another show later today at 7pm.
Take care and Bye for now