I hope Friday has been good to you .. .. and that you are looking forward to the weekend.
Weather wise it isn't sounding very good (so it sounds like a crafting weekend for me .. yay!!!)
Tonight's share isn't my usual style .. .. but after a day of making more of those little handbag cards (they are selling like hotcakes) I decided I deserved a little play .. .. and you might not like the finished result (but I do so that makes it OK .. .. LOL!!!).
There is bit more to this than meets the eye .. .. so I will let you see it first
Image: Stamping Up "Medallion"
Image: Stampendous! "V143" Ornate Heart
Backing Papers: Pink Petticoat
Gold and Black Embossing Powder
Ribbons, Feathers, Button and Pearls from the Stash Box
So why is there more to this than meets the eye .. .. well it all borders around the medallion stamp which in its unadulterated form looks like this
(Am I OK to show a picture of a stamp on my blog like this?
If not would someone please tell me and I will remove it straight away).
This is the biggest and hugest stamp in my collection and it was a fantastic gift from my very good blog buddy Carole. It was a duplicate in her collection and she thought I would like it .. .. and she was right .. .. but rather than like it .. I love it!!!
My first Stampin Up product!! Woo hoo!!
Anyway I wanted to do something special with it to show Carole I was putting it to good use (I hope you approve Carole xx).
So where is this stamp on my creation? Well believe it or not it is the frill under the ribbon!! I did a Youtube search to see what other people did with this huge stamp and found this great tutorial here (along with lots of other ideas too!!).
.. .. .. and do you know what is really scary .. .. I did all of this using my snippets!! I should have saved it until Sunday .. . but it's too late now LOL!!!
Rather than use lots of layers I actually gold embossed the edges of my layers. Then I gold embossed the ornate heart stamp, cut around it and then black embossed around that.
So that is my share tonight.
Lynda asked me today exactly how many cards I make in a day .. .. the answer is "never enough" LOL!!!
Have a great evening and weekend everyone and a huge welcome to all of my new followers .. .. I hope tonight's creation doesn't put you off!!