Its the first of the month which means a new challenge over at the Creative Expressions blog. This month the design team have been given a range of Phil Martin's Cosmic Shimmer colours and a few of my stamp sets. Therefore there should be loads of inspiration over at the CE blog, click HERE to have a look and see what the new challenge is. It would be great to see some of your work up there and its a brilliant way to get your work noticed!
For today's card I chose the most popular of my stamps to die for the daisy triplet stamp. I started by cleaning a piece of heat resistant acetate with an anti static bag. Next I stamped the image using perfect medium, covered it in cosmic shimmer detail white embossing powder and heat set it. Always remember to let your heat gun get to temperature for a minute before trying to set the embossing powder: this way you avoid warping the acetate by limiting the time it is heated (all heat guns take a minute or so to get get to a heat that will set the powders)
Next I foam mounted the piece over a strip of foundation card that I had covered with CE double sided adhesive and covered with Phil Martins decadent Denim mica. I then added a frame, cut with the outline die from the bevelled glass striplet, in sky blue foundation card. I added a few PVA pearl dots using again Phil's denim and set it aside to dry.
To make the background I sprayed the matching ink spray mister over another piece of the sky blue and also a length of white seam binding. I scrunched the seam binding up so that I got a variegated look if you want a straight colour simply generously scary the length of ribbon until it is completely covered. I dried each piece off with my heat gun then matted the background up using layers of cobalt and more sky blue foundation card.
I tied the ribbon arround the central stamped image and added the sentiment, from my daisy Corner Elements clear stamp set, in CS true what detail embossing powder and cut it out using Sue's take die.put the card together as shown and tied it to the ribbon with a messy bow. Finally I added a dazzler from the new Aqua dazzlers set by Creative Expressions which has four different colours of dazzlers and comes in a large size or as a mixed set with 4 different sizes.
Pop over to the Creative Expressions blog to see what the rest of the design team have come up with using a selection of my stamps and Phil's cosmic colours!