Friday 23 March 2012


This card was just so hard to photograph!  You can't really see much of the shimmer from all the mica I've used.  It was one of those projects where I tried layering up several techniques, not knowing what I was going to end up with.
I started by stamping the dandelions, which are a Personal Impression set, in Perfect Medium onto Clarity card and then inking with Distress Ink in Tumbled Glass, Broken China and Faded Jeans using my Distress Ink tool.  It looked nice but not enough texture so I sanded it.  Still too wishy washy so a spritzed it with Cosmic Shimmer mist in teal.  The dandelions weren't very defined so I stamped again, slightly offset to the first images in Perfect Medium and added turquoise mica powder.  I then stamped another offset set of images and added a darker blue mica powder.  The depth was built up quite nicely now so all I had to do was stamp more offset images and heat emboss with silver powder.
The teal coloured satin board is from Create and Craft and looks lovely as it is but when you heat emboss with clear powder the magic really happens.  The areas of embossing look as if they have been foiled!  The effect is stunning but I've not captured it well at all in the photo.  The sentiment has been done in the same way and is part of the same stamp set.
After that it was just a case of layering up with and panel embossed with a Craft Concepts folder, adding a bow and a row of three square gems.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Sweet Sunday Sketch - #154 - sketch
Poodle's Parlour - anthing goes
Stampin' for the Weekend - anything goes
Craft Room Challenge - bling, glitter, sparkle


  1. So beautiful Wendy...hope you have a lovely wekend.
    Wendy xx

  2. Ahhhh beautiful Wendy! Love the colours, texture and shimmer!


  3. This is so scrumptious - makes me want to get all my embossing stuff back out - dare I, now that I've moved to the simple style - maybe just slip the odd one in now and again, nobody would notice. Such gorgeous colours too. xx

  4. Gorgeous card,lovely colours, well done

    have a lovely weekend

    Lorna xx

  5. Pure magic that dandelion is a wonderful stamp, everything you have done is lovely. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room challenge good luck XOXO Zoe

  6. So gorgeous Wendy...and have a super weekend too hun :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  7. stunning card Wendy - beautiful xx

  8. Your card is so beautiful Wendy:)x

  9. A very classy looking card - I love the silver. Ruth x

  10. Pretty card Wendy. Tinaxx

  11. Hi Wendy,
    This is Absolutely Gorgeous!!! Love the beautiful image, the cardstock, the colour scheme is just gorgeous. Love the layout. Thanks for joining us at Poodles Parlour and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxx

  12. beautiful classy card wendy.the shimmer is stunning ;D

    xx coops xx

  13. my goodness Wendy all that work but so worth it, the end result is stunning I love this card x

  14. lovely lovely Lovely!!! great card thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

  15. This is stunning, love the colours. Marlene

  16. Gorgeous! Love those dandelions, and your enbossing is fab!
    Wendy x

  17. This has turned out really beautiful, I love the effect you've achieved. Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck.

    Maria x


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