Monday, 15 September 2014

Marvellous Monday with Visible Image

So here we are on Marvellous Monday! Poor old Monday gets such a raw deal being the start of the 'normal' working week. I say 'normal' because I remember not so long ago when I worked in the NHS how there really wasn't any difference between weekends and week days, how Monday was much like Friday. It didn't matter what day it was, people were poorly every day of the week!

But that was then and this is NOW! No more clock watching or weekend working for little old me but a big Thank You to those that still work when others are at play.

My play time has seen me making another card using the fabulous heart from the Tin Man set from the latest release of stamps from Visible Image. It was the 75th Anniversary of the release of the film The Wizard of Oz and so what better way to celebrate than by designing some stamps! Hats off to you Mark, they are wonderful images!

As the stamp is so industrial looking, I wanted to get a rusty look to it so I started by randomly painting some card in shades of burnt orange and brown. I then stamped and heat embossed the images with WHITE embossing powder. Why white? Well, I had tried silver and it didn't stand out enough. I had a trick up my sleeve which I will tell you about later! I made quite a few of the hearts as well as a sentiment making sure I used areas of card with different colours. Once they were all cut out, (and yes I even cut carefully around the tiny cogs! ) I set about distressing them some more.

This is where the little trick comes in! I used some silver gilding wax to carefully highlight the raised embossing powder. I didn't use too much at a time. This is one of those times when you use less to add more because you can add but you can't take away. For those of you that remember using Brasso, I think the white embossing powder gives that look of the dried Brasso left behind.

The base card was a piece of card which I pressure embossed with a cog pattern and treated in the same way. 

Visible Image OZ Tin Man stamp set
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Hope you like the card. Don't forget I don't do Friday anymore, I am here now every Monday.

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