Friday, 13 July 2012
LIM - Gold (1)
I had a very productive afternoon in my craft room on Thursday, and after thinking I wouldn't be able to play along with this week's Less Is More challenge to use gold, I ended up with 3 entries. I'm going to take a page from Bethany's book and have 3 posts so I can enter all 3, so please bear with me.
Just as I was feeling a little bit bored on Thursday, my man-in-brown showed up with my latest Stampin' Up! order.
When I first saw this stamp set in the new catalogue, I thought the angel was a little too folky for my taste. Then I saw this card by Doris Smith in the Splitcoaststampers gallery, and I did a complete 180.
Here, I simply embossed her in Egyptian Gold (gold ep with sparkly glitter in it), then I ran my Versamark pad around the edge of a slightly bigger oval and embossed it to match (this is a trick I learned from GinaK). What Gina didn't say is that you're going to have a heck of a time getting the slightly-warped angel layer to adhere to the melted embossing powder on the next slightly warped layer, but I solved that with some liquid glue and a heavy book.
I think I'll use this as one of my Church Christmas cards (I was worried that I was falling behind on my goal to make 10 each month to give to each of the families at our church!)
I searched through my Christmas sentiments to find something that wouldn't distract from the simplicity of the angel....and that leads us to the next card.