Welcome - is it really a week since I was here??
I hope you were not looking for me - I have been crawling around a garden, pushing the lawnmower and the worst of all, I had a migraine - oh, and hubby wanted my computer to follow the cricket on, as we do not have pay TV.
But, I got some time in the studio yesterday, and got this card made.
I am really disappointed with the camera as it has picked up the the sparkly flower as gray with glints, when IRL it is really a very pretty, clear silver.
The background is stencilled using Broken China Distress ink through a mesh bag - the sort you get your fruit in. It was a bit fiddly to use as it kept wanting to spring away, but the use of masking tape, holding the mesh onto a glass cutting board sorted that problem.
The top panel was a scrap that I found in my stash of odd and ends - after tearing the bottom edge I inked it with some silver ink - bad move, so I then dipped it into silver embossing powder and heated it and volia - success!
After assembling the card I felt it still lacked something, so sprayed it with a silver shimmering mist - still not happy, I rounded two of the corners. I then thought of adding some pearls, and was scrabbling around to find them when I came across some clear rhinestones - I added them top and bottom and was finally happy with the card.
There is a lot of shimmer and shine on this card, and the more I see it the more I like it - I am allowed to say that, aren't I?
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