A bit of an experimental day for me today .. .. and I have ended up with a creation I am really pleased with .. .. but can't photograph LOL!!!
I have tried a few times but no matter what I do I cannot get a shot I am truly happy with. Once you see it you will understand why. it looks beautiful in real life but it is hard to capture the magic because of the acetate.
This card has used items I have never used before but I have really enjoyed playing with.
Here is the culprit card
Image: Inca Stamp "In119-D" Wise Men
Sentiment: Computer Generated
Backing Papers: Bearly Mine (new to me but well worth a look - these papers came from the Christmas Delight download and it is a beautiful set)
Crafty Notions Gilding Flakes (Variegated Green)
Crafty Notions Double Sided Adhesive Sheet
Sizzix Die: "Stars #2"
Josy Rose: Nail Heads
Distress Ink: Tea Dye
This was the first time I have used the gilding flakes and when I opened the little tub it looked like I had hardly any to play with .. .. but once the air got in I had loads and loads LOL!! (Now why can't the little wallet I keep my crafty stash money in be like that?!?!?!?).
I stamped my image onto the acetate using black Stazon and left it to dry. I cut a piece of the double sided adhesive sheet (big enough to cover the whole of my acetate image) and peeled off one of the backing sheets and stuck this on the back of my acetate image.
Next I removed the second backing sheet which left me with a very sticky acetate image. This I covered in the gilding flakes. I pressed lots and lots onto the back and then used a small brush and my fingers to remove all the excess flakes.
I have done four of these images in this way and have hardly made a hole in my flakes and I certainly won't get them all back into the original little tub. Thank goodness for plastic Chinese takeaway boxes that's all I can say!! LOL!!
OK - back to finish my other Wise Men cards.
I hope you likey, likey.
Have a lovely evening.