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30 August 2009

Angels!!!


Although I buy new stamps every year for Christmas I do have boxes full of old favourites which I will never part with even though they don't get used. Most of them are good old fashioned rubber on a solid wooden block and they will never see the inside of a microwave or touch an acrylic block as long as I have them. The stamp used for this card is one of them. It no longer gets used for classes or for my own cards but it was perfect for what I wanted to do today so out it came.
I have stamped the image onto the silver glitter card that doesn't shed it's glitter and embossed it with Seafoam White EP.
Once cool I have sponged over the whole piece with Memories die inks in Port Red and Hunter Green. These are quite dark colours when used on ordinary card but using them on the glitter card softens them........which is just what I wanted.
I then removed the inside of the halo area with a craft knife and matted the piece onto pure white glitter card and then silver before mounting onto a card blank of the silver glitter card.
The letters are DCWV left over from last year and they have been decorated with punched silver stars.
The picture is the best I could get on a murky and wet afternoon. The silver looks very dark here but IRL is much lighter.
I can't believe what hubby did today. He went and bought me the Kodak printer when he went out shopping this morning. He says it's my Christmas present. How bloomin' fab is he?
I hope it's OK as I have read some very mixed reviews on it.
Well I have made that one card today (couldn't be bothered with the ones I started yesterday) and you should see the flippin' mess I have made. There's stuff everywhere and I badly want to go and tidy up but DD and hubby want me to watch a film which I believe is a horror...........so guess who is going to be watching from behind a cushion....lol!!! I am such a wuss.
Hope you're having a great BH weekend.
Thanks for dropping by.
Sheila

5 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful card....the word HARK is so eyecatching.

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  2. Great card Sheila. I would never have thought of stamping onto glitter card or cutting out the halo areas of the image. How effective is that!

    Lesley Xx

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  3. Wow Sheila what a fantastic card. The image is gorgeous, I can see why you wouldn't part with it. Cutting the halo out is a strokie of genius ! Sue x

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  4. Gorgeous card Sheila, just beautiful! Have enjoyed my catch up with your lovely blog, have even tried a little of your style myself, just dont laugh too loud when you see it - Id hate you to have a migraine coz of the laughter!
    Keryn :D

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  5. Wow Sheila! This is fantastic! It's really beautiful! Reading the word Hark, I almost instantly began singing Hark the herald angels sing... :)

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