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Friday, 24 February 2012

Demo card - Sat 25/02/12

This is the card that I have made as a sample for the demonstration day I am doing at Samuel Taylors at Embsay where I work.  I have used Craftynotions mica sprays and as this was the first time I have ever used them I was really pleased with the results.  Firstly I stamped the image using Versamark ink and then embossed with white embossing powder.  The stamp is a Woodware clear magic stamp, 'Grasses'.   I then spritzed the background over the top of the stamped image using Cherrylicious and Emerald.  I wasn't too keen on the 'splattered' effect that I got so I took some kitchen roll and blended the colours gently together, blending in an upward motion.  I then dried off the card with my heat gun.  I stamped the smaller border image, again with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder.  I have kept the mounts simple so as not to detract from the image and just used green pearlised card and a matt purple card.  I have tied a purple and green organza ribbon and added some diamantes for a touch of sparkle (Think I was a magpie in a previous life as can't resist a bit of 'Bling'!)  Will definitely be using this technique again as I just love the effect and although I got my hands a little inky...not a messy crafter by nature :) ...It all came off with soap and water so I have nothing to fear next time!