Monday, 23 January 2012

Buttons and Bows - Its Crafting Time DT theme

Its been a difficult week so far. Mummy is now in St. Nics' hospice in Bury St. Edmunds.
Lucy and I drank a couple of bottles of Asti and cleaned out my craft cupboard (she says that I have a problem and perhaps ought to seek advice for the level of my addiction!).
Anyway, I can find stuff again now!
Whilst doing the tidying I came across some old ATC miniature post cards that seemed to be the right colours to go with my ideas for the 'buttons & bows' theme for the design team.
The background is stamped with a floral stamp from the Kanban Peacock set in Memento Potters Clay. The same image was then stamped with clear embossing stamp pad and then embossed with Stamp-n-stuff clear embossing powder. I then brushed Memento Cantaloupe over the whole ATC and then polished it to take it off the clear emboss.
I used the clear embossing pad round the edges and the dipped them in Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder in Aged Mahogany.
The other two backgrounds where done in a similar way.
I have also used Memento Dandelion, Stamp-n-stuff embossing powder Star Dust and Tim Holtz Distress Stickles in Aged Mahogany.

I then triple embossed the mini postcard with clear emboss and whilst it was still warm, I sprinkled Star Dust powder in and then heated that.

The other two post cards were treated in a similar way, embossing and sprinkling different powders in when hot.

Finally, I mounted the poat cards onto the ATC backgrounds, added the bobbly black ribbon (supplied) and then the buttons and tiny bows (supplied). And of course I added some sparkles!!!

1 comment:

  1. So sorry to hear about your Mother, must be really hard for you. Love the atcs, great backgrounds. Thanks for your lovely comment on my layout. :)