Hi All! Its time for another challenge over at The Sisterhood of Crafters challenge blog and the theme this month, chosen by our Sistah Nancy, is a favourite of mine, Clean and Simple or CAS! Most of the cards I make are relatively clean looking without much layers, but they are rarely simple to make…at least for me anyway! I love a challenge of a new to me technique, so today’s card will be no different.
I wanted to try a technique called “Faux Enamel” which I first saw on Marcia’s beautiful card here. Unfortunately mine didn’t turn out as well, but I wanted to share it anyway. I still don’t really know where I went wrong but i must give it another go as I love the final result when done properly! All you do is pour loads of embossing powder, I used Wow embossing powder, on a piece of chipboard and melt it under a baking sheet. Once it melted and it was still warm, I pressed the die cut flower onto it so that it would stick and also have some molten powder bulge through to have a sort of 3D effect to the petals.
I also added some sparkly powders and hopefully you can see it sparkle here, but its really nice in real life. I used the Layered Flowers & Hugs dies and the Crazy double running stitched rectangle die from Stamplorations on my card today.
Well I do hope you’ll join in the fun and hop over to The Sisterhood of Crafters blog and leave some love to my sistahs there too! Thanks for stopping by and I would love to know what you think of my card.
I’m also sharing this card at:
AAA Cards – Use dies
Stamplorations Never Ending Anything Goes challenge