Saturday, 24 October 2009

Butterflies and Diamonds

I hope everyone's had a good Saturday! I had a very easy relaxing day after a very busy one yesterday - had a hair cut and a bit of retail therapy this afternoon, then tonight cooked a lovely meal and kicked back with a large glass of white in front of Strictly - I'm so glad Phil's still in!!

This is a card I made a few weeks back for a challenge on the Hero Arts blog but forgot to post on here - the challenge was to make a card using a technique that was featured on the Hero blog. I chose an emboss resist technique using acrylic paint daubers as featured by the wonderful Jennifer McGuire.

Recipe -
Stamps - Dots and Flowers (Hero)/Butterfly (Hero)
Ink - Red (Colorbox chalk)/Versamark/Distress Ink
Card -Kraft/Vintage Cream/October Afternoon DP Other - Clear e.p/sewing machine/linen thread/corner rounder punch/pearls
/Snow White Acrylic Paint Dauber (Ranger)

I stamped the background with Versamark, embossed with clear embossing powder then sponged white acrylic paint over the top, wiping it off to create this background - I love this effect, and think it looks great on the kraft. Must use this technique more often!

Over on A Passion for Papertrey I just posted this card (along with all the details):

It was near impossible to take a good photo of this card because it was stamped with silver metallic ink - it was a commission for a Diamond Anniversary card for a friend. That's 60 years of marriage - wowzers!!! I chose Papertrey's Damask Design set because I thought the elegance of the set fitted the occasion.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend! Oh and don't forget to put your clocks back - time for me to go into hibernation lol!

Kate x


Aimes said...

Hey Hun! Loving that embossed resist technique on Kraft! Looks fab! Man, I wish I had a backlog of beautiful cards that I'd forgotten to upload onto my blog LOL!
Well it'd be rude not to use Damask Designs for an anniversary card, right? It looks so elegant and classic! Fab for any anniversary but super special for a 60th - wowzers, I thought 9 years was a long haul...;D

Aimes said...

P.S Enjoy your EXTRA hour tonight! ;D

Jo said...

Fab technique Kate and stunning card! A real beauty for such an amazing anniversary.


Sam said...

Both are beautiful, elegant cards Kate! Lovely.


Leigh said...

I love that silver card. It's just so stunning.

Wendy said...

These cards are so pretty! Love the background effects you've done with different mediums!

Have a great day!

nasuha ahmad helmi said...

beautiful card kate. the butterflies card really bright and will bring smile to anyone. the diamonds card were so elegant and have that rich look =)

ninasays said...

Uuuuh this butterfly card is seriously dreamy!! Great job, love everything about it! Best wishes from Germany!

Emma said...

Sounds like a perfect Saturday too and along with these two gorgeous numbers :D I love the colours on the Hero Arts one, the mix of the twine and a great background.

The elegant Silver Anniversary card is so classy - love all the bling too :D

Take care,

Emma x

Bekka said...

Stunning cards Kate - love them both lots!

Glad you had a good Saturday -I have yet to see Strictly and am looking forward to sitting watching it later :-D

Doris P. said...

The cards are wunderful! They looks realy precious.
Hugs from Austria

Vicki said...

Wow Kate this is stunning, love the damask design, I bet they'll just love it!

Vicki x

Saxo Stamper said...

Morning Kate

Lovely work as usual, very elegant and very gorgeous

have a great week

k x

Linzi said...

after seeing your anniversary card i'm going to have to reach for my damask set again - beuatiful cards kate

Claire said...

Gorgeous cards Kate, as ever! Love the look of the embossed resist - may have to give that a whirl.

Michelle said...

mmmmm just yummy!

Sue McGettigan said...

Love the cards, especially the diamond anniversary!! I haven't been catching too much TV, but have to confess I love Dancing with the Stars - it's too much fun to resist! Glad you're getting into Strictly :)

Alex said...

What a fabulous Diamond Wedding Anniversary card Kate, love it.

Thanks for sharing,

Alex x