Good evening Followers, Friends and Visitors,
Hope your week is going well, it will be the weekend before we know it. These weeks seem to fly by at an enormous speed lol !! The older I get, the faster they seem to go !! The weather here today has been really wet and dreary. I have tried to photograph some cards today but they have not come out very well, especially the ones with acetate wraps !! the flash reflects in the acetate, ah well, I'll just have to wait until the weather cheers up and heaven knows when that will be lol !! Well onto tonight's card, I made this one for Sue and Harvey of Imagination Craft's and it uses their Red Sparkle Medium, Gilding Flakes and their beautiful Poppies Gilding Stamp Set. Hope you like it.
Make a base card from white card stock. Cut a piece of black card slightly smaller than the white card so a small border of white is showing. Next take a piece of red card cut slightly smaller then the black. Take the red card and using the black ink pad , stamp the corner stamps in each corner and the butterflies over the rest of the card. Over - stamp the corners with the stamping and gilding glue and cover with the gilding flakes. Brush off the excess. Put the ribbon down the red card front and secure on the back of the card. Tear a strip of black card into a triangular shape and glue to the centre of the red card.
Take a piece of acetate and stamp the main image onto it with Versamark and heat emboss using black embossing powder. Turn the acetate over and spread some of the stencilling glue over it, cover with the gilding flakes. Brush off the excess flakes. Remove some of the flakes in a few places, particularly near the poppies and cover over the spaces with the red Sparkle Medium. Leave to dry. When dry, trim the acetate in an uneven way. Put four holes through each corner of the acetate, the red and the black card. Insert a brad in each corner. Fix the red and black card onto the white base card. Add a bow to the ribbon.
Cut out a flourish from gold card using the die and the Grand Calibur. Glue this behind the acetate. Put some silicone glue under the acetate to raise it up a little.
Well we are finished. I love the red, gold and black colour combination, hope you do to. Take care of yourselves until my next post. I'll be back soon with another card.
Love and rainbows,
Hugs Jennifer xxx