Wednesday, 12 March 2014
In the same vein...
Today's card is in the same vein as yesterdays in that i used the same products however there is a little die cutting on this one.
Firstly to answer Jackie's question from Yesterdays comments I don't use anything to seal my Mica stamping. I have, in the past, used hairspray however I find that a good dusting over with a thick make up brush (i'm sure there are correct brushes for this but the makeup brushes are cheap!) This seems to burnish the surface and keep the colour on!
The focal element heart is not die cut, having looked through all my dies I do not own one that cuts this homespun heart shape so I hand cut it before embossing.
This card actually started with the frame which I cut using a simple square die and a postage stamp style die. I foam mounted this over a plain piece of cardstock which I stamped using versamark with a same colour mica powder to give a damask effect.
The handcut heart is placed in the frame with a banner, cut in the same hand stamped paper, stamped with dream finished with a spellbinders Les Papillions 2 die.
Finally I mounted the whole piece on a handcut Kraft card base which I stamped in the same way, using the same colour Mica.
This is a card I actually gave to a good friend as her Birthday card yesterday, as you know i rarely make cards to give away.
I hope, like lesley, you...