OK if your reading this post then it means blogger's scheduling widget has worked!! I'm currently on route to the NEC to relieve my purse of some hard earned pennies! Anyway back to the matter in hand!!
It's new challenge day over at Sweet Pea Stampers and the theme this time is embossing. As always we have a fantastic prize on offer, plus, this month we have a brilliant followers candy up for grabs. The DT have produced some stunning cards for your inspiration, please be sure to stop by their blogs to leave them some lurve!
So onto my card. I've seen lots of these kicking around blogland lately and kept thinking that I'd make one, the only thing was I couldn't find a good template or tutorial and I'm not convinced that I have the skills to make one from scratch. Then the other day whilst having a little hop, I spotted that my good blog buddy Vicky from Kips Cards had made one and oh so kindly linked to a fab tutorial. Well that was all the encouragement I needed and so off I went to make my first tealight card.
I made the card base using the afore mentioned tutorial. The edges have been swiped with a gold ink pad and I cut out and distressed a panel of paper for the tealight panel. The image has been coloured with Promarkers, cut out and mounted onto a piece of pearlised cream card which has been embossed with a snowflake plate. I've then swiped a gold ink pad over the embossing and mounted it onto a piece of matt mirror board. The gold swirls have been stencilled and then heat embossed. I also added faux stitching around the edges with a gold gel pen.
The flowers have been punched from red paper using my Nellie Snellen punch. I've then used distress inks and stickles on the edges. I've added Soft Magic to the centres. The holly leaves have been distressed and stickled.
Before I go, just a quick reminder to enter my giveaway for a £30 CSN voucher.
Thanks for stopping by.
Sizzix Texturz Plate
Prima Eline Swirls Template
Nellie Snellen Floral Embossing Punch
Image - Sweet Pea Stamps
Sentiment - Cat's Life Press
Cardstock - Inspire Me
Merry Christmas Paper - Bearly Mine Designs
Green Paper - Basic Grey Egg Nog
Gold Mirri - stash
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Brilliance Gold Ink
Gold Lace - stash
Heat It Up Embossing Powder
Versamark Embossing Pen
I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
The Paper Players - Anything goes
The Crafty Pad - Stitching
One Stitch at a Time - Christmas
Cowgirl's Sunday Stamp'en - Bling it on
Aly's Sunday - Distressing
Christmas Card Challenges - Christmas Treat (Cranberry & Orange scented tealights)
Incy Wincy - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion- Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp & Show - Shabby
Stamp With Fun - All that can fly
Crafty Cardmakers - Stitching
A Pocketful of Posies - Winter Bouquet
Wild Orchid - Classic Christmas
Lexi's Creations - Anything goes
Top Tip Tuesday - Christmas inspired
A Spoonful of Sugar - Relish to embellish
Stamp and Create - Tis the Season
Flutter By Wednesday's - Anything goes
Little Red Wagon - Red
I ♥ ProMarkers - Snowflakes
The Crafty Purple Frog - Sparkle
C.R.A.F.T - Dry embossing (cream panel behind the image)
Charisma Cardz - With love @ Christmas
Crafty Goings On - Blog Candy