Thursday, January 31, 2013

Wallpaper cards

I have to confess that I have been quite addicted to collecting wallpaper samples over the years.  I can not come out of the DIY shop without a few more samples... 
I just love these wallpapers because of the texture.. the animal print looks like real fur!

 I used a heart die cutout as a stencil to draw white lines for the bottom heart...

This wallpaper is absolutely gorgeous!.. it is glittered!.. I thought it was just crying out for some sequins and beads.  The black is also wallpaper.. it really feels like real velvet!

So... if you haven't investigated your local wallpaper shop... get along there today.. I know you will find something gorgeous to play with..!!
Thanks for visiting today
Hugs x

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Add sparkle to Anna Griffin Rose

I got the beautiful 18th century stamp set by Anna Griffin some months ago.  I love the Rose stamps included in this huge kit.  I can't stop playing with them LOL..  I wanted to do the technique that Ali Reeve shows on the TV.. where she inks the stamp in the colours she wants.. spritz it with water, stamps onto damp spritzed paper letting the ink run, creating the coloured base for the stamp.. then drying it off with a heat gun to then over-stamp in black or what ever colour you choose.  I couldn't stop doing them with this lovely stamp he he... so now I have a big pile of ready to use roses!!
I fancied adding glitter but instead of adding actual glitter for a bit of sparkle,so becasue this stamp is a clear one  I re-stamped and embossed with holographic embossing powder.!..I have to say - I love the results!!
Here's a quick card I made using one of them..

.... here, the light catches the embossing...

.... this is the embossing powder I used.. it adds a lovely glitter holographic sparkle.

Thank you for popping by today... I have been busy but will be back with more of these Roses soon.. 


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