Monday is here and so is my latest inspirational piece using only VISIBLE IMAGE stamps.
Christmas stamps again, for those that love to plan ahead.
Today I have decided to do something a little 'shocking' in that I have used some funky colours with jet black shiny embossing powder. Not the usual Christmas colours I know but that is where my crafting session took me!
I went with the usual thing, make a lot of background papers using Brusho paints and stamped directly onto them with black embossing powder.
Matting and layering with red card and adding a few brads finish the projects off.
My cards today show you the lovely new Christmas stamps from Visible Image.
I deliberately went colour crazy with these!
I just love the hot red which contrasts with the icy cold sentiment and the white embossing powder I used.
I started as I nearly always do by colouring some card with Brusho paint powders made into a liquid paint. A little pinch of powder in a spot of water goes a long way! I painted red, orange and yellow using a broad flat brush.
When this was dry I used the snowflake stamp with a dilute bleach solution first. Once dry I over stamped with a hot pink ink just off centre to make the image look 3D.
I then added more snowflakes in red all over the card.
I stamped the sentiment onto a dark red piece of the painted card with white embossing powder before matting and layering with white card.
The turquoise and purple card uses white embossing powder instead of bleach. I then used 2 shades of turquoise for the other snowflakes. I distressed the edges of the pieces of card by running my scissors down them and used a pin-wheel to give a faux stitched effect. I also used 2 sizes of white brads in the corners.
If you visit me here often you will know that I am a frequent user of string! I love adding little knots to break up the long lines of string.