Before I start today's post, I'd like to welcome my new follower Cheryl. If you get chance, please pop over and take a look at Cheryl's blog. Thanks for joining me Cheryl and I hope you get to visit often.
I was really lucky to win last month's monthly challenge prize at 'The Craft Stamper' so I'd like to say a big thank you to Craft Stamper and to their hard working design team, and also to Georgina Ford for being kind enough to sponsor the May challenge with her own collection of stamps and stencils.
I've been quite busy recently and so I only really got my first chance to have a play with them today and here's the results:
I had great fun doing this first one as it's the first time I've tried this technique. I cut out a square of card and added several layers of Cosmic Shimmer ultra thick embossing powder. Once I felt it was thick enough to take the imprint, I stamped into Black StazOn ink before pressing it into the red hot, liquid embossing powder. As there wasn't a great deal of contrast between the stamped image and the now solid embossing, I gently rubbed over it with gold Gilding Wax. This made the flower pop, so I then mounted it into gold card and then again onto a black Spellbinders die cut.
For my second card, I just used one of the stencils. I coloured it first in yellow with a sponge dauber and then I gradually used darker colours from the inside out, ending with a dark red in the center. I used the same stencil around the edges to create a border and to frame the image..
For my final card, I used one of the stencils to create a background before using the matching stamp which I stamped with Versafine Black Onyx and then sponged the center of them with the same colour that I used for the center of my background stencils.
Here's a photo of the goodies that I won:
I've enjoyed having a play with my new stamps and stencils today and the possibilities are endless so I'm looking forward to having a play again with them soon.
Whatever you're doing, enjoy the rest of your Sunday evening and thank you for passing by :) X