Hello my crafty friends! I spent yesterday finishing up my samples and prep for Sunday's shows. I was going to post one of the cards today, but I was having some issues uploading the piccies. I will get it sorted out for tomorrow I am certain (well as certain as one can be when dealing with a temperamental computer that is! LOL) I will do my best though. I hope you will like today's card in the meantime. This is another of my favourite "channel or canal" cards as I have named them. I had really wanted to demo this card, but the products for it did not arrive in time. I started with a piece of milk coloured card and stamped my sentiment with a clear perfect medium pad. I embossed it with Cosmic Shimmer bright gold embossing powder. I cut the card just below the sentiment to create my canal. I cut a Holly Accent border out of the soft gold card and glued just the tips of the holly to the edge of the main background piece. I glued the bottom swirly bits to the remaining strip of my background, leaving a gap for my canal below. In the canal, I placed a strip of card that I used the self adhesive sticky sheets on and covered it with the new Distress Stickles Dry Glitter in Clear Rock Candy by Ranger. I have never been a huge fan of glitter, but I love this stuff as it is just gorgeous. It isn't a true white, but rather more of a milky white, but it doesn't have all the other colour that you see in white glitter (no pink or green or lavender hues to it). It looks milk colour on the milk card and has a lovely reflective quality to it. When it arrives in stock, you will see what I mean. (I am hoping to have it on my stand at the Kettering show in a few weeks time). You can see a close up of it below.
I placed 3D foam pieces on the background to raise it for dimension and then matted it in the soft gold card. I stamped the new Heartfelt heirloom ornament on the soft gold card using a clear perfect medium. Again, I embossed it in gold. I cut it out with the matching Ornament die. The stamp has a poinsettia on it, but I decided to cut one out of milk card and glitter it with the same Rock Candy glitter. I used a bit of glue on my finger for this to just add glitter to most of it, but not completely covering the flower. I mounted the flower on the bauble and added a large flat back pearl to the centre. I added some pearly swirlies across the front above my sentiment and a seam binding bow and fancy button to the top of the ornament. I pierced the edges to finish it off. I think this card would make a lovely addition to any mantlepiece at Christmas, don't you? All for now, Sue x