Thursday, 24 September 2009

What a day !

I have had an absolutely fab day today. I've spent the whole day with a wonderful lady called Sheila, aka Manicstamper, and these are the creations that we've made. The first card was made using a technique of applying Adirondack ink to the card with cotton wool and then dragging a sanding block across it. It gives this most wonderful distressed look. Then we stamped the snowflake with Versamark ink and chalked it. The main image was stamped with Versamark and then clear embossed onto glossy card and then Adirondack ink rubbed over the top. We then stamped 3 snowflakes across the bottom in the Adirondack ink and added some Stickles.

This shot shows the background a little better and also the snowflakes across the bottom.

This card was a really simple, but elegant card made with white and silver card. The white card has been embossed using Cuttlebug embossing folder then some Stickles added to the centre of the snowflake.

I think you can just about see the Stickles in the centre. It was difficult to get the camera to pick it up.

All the pieces on this card are made from chip board that has been die cut and with the background and the bird, put through the Cuttlebug using embossing folders. We then used acrylic paint and for the background rubbed the embossed surface with ink, apologies I can't remember which sort, then rubbed it with a baby wipe. The bird was sprayed with Glimmer Mist and we pressed Versamark ink all over the swirl then sprinkled brown and gold embossing powder over the top. When it was heated it gave it a wonderful aged metal look. The flower had blue glue added to it and when it had gone clear we added a mixture of gold leaf.

We gently bent the bird so that he would stand out from the card and this shot shows the dimension.

The last card we made was done using the wax paper resist technique. A piece of wax paper was put through the Cuttlebug in an embossing folder then it was put onto some white card and ironed on the reverse. Meadow Adirondack ink was rubbed over the top to reveal the pattern. The flowers were stamped over the top with black ink and clear embossed. They were then painted using Adirondack inks.
All in all a very enjoyable day and I wish I could do it more often. I want to say a big thank you to Sheila I can't think of a better way to spend a day.
Thanks for looking


  1. Gorgeous cards!!!
    I'm so glad you enjoyed the class.
    Hope to see you again soon.

  2. What a great set of cards and such a variation of techniques. Sounds like you had a lot of fun.

    Love Lynda xxx

  3. fabbo Sue, these are all brill, I'm in love with the first two though!

    Glad you enjoyed your day with Sheila lovey, just the tonic for you.


  4. Fabulous techniques, I love the first card especially.
    Julie x


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