Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Ist Demo Card today

Hi Bloggers.

As the title suggests this should be my first demo today on Create & Craft at 11am with Lottie.

This card uses a bunch of techniques that I've just before. I thought it would be cool to show them in little snippets in a demo.

I stamped the shoe from the Creative Expressions Steampunk Shoes Stamp Set using Plum Archival and embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Clear Embossing Powder. I coloured it in using Dark Cherry Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Dark Dusks Mica Spray Set. It looks quite messy in the photo but in the correct light it really shines.

For the background immediately behind the shoe I inked up a 4" square piece of white card with Barn Door and Aged Mahogany Distress Ink. I dusted all over with Silver Lustre Mica Powder from the Cosmic Shimmer Metallics Mica Spray Set. I then stamped the bolts from the same stamp set using Perfect Medium. It's important to clean and dry the stamp between each use so that the ink pad does not become contaminated. I repeated stamping randomly over the areas that would be visible. I then dusted over the stamped bolts with Deep Plum Mica Powder from the Dark Dusks set. I distressed the edges of the panel with my scissors and then inked with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink - I may decide to do that first in the demo as it removes the mica from around the edges of the panel and ends up on the Cut & Dry Foam and the ink pad!

For the burgundy background panel, I inked up the Woodgrain Mask with Perfect Medium. I placed the burgundy card on top and then ran it through the Grand Calibur. The ink transferred to the debossed pattern. I then dusted with Dusky Pink Mica Powder from the Dark Dusks det. I tore the card till it was the required size.

For the large white background, I ran a piece of white card through the Grand Calibur with the Couture Creations Houndstooth Embossing Folder. I ran it through a second time to extend the pattern. I inked around the edges with Aged Mahogany Distress Ink.

I stamped the sentiment using Plum Archival and embossed with clear powder. I cut it out using Spellbinder Fancy Tags and inked with Aged Mahogany while still in the die.

I assembled the card as shown adding a few Creative Expressions Faux Screw Brads in Antique Silver and some dots of Cosmic Shimmer Pearlescent PVA in Silver Lustre around the edges.

Hope you like the card.

Thank for stopping by and I hope you'll tune in to Create & Craft at 11am and 5pm today. Emails welcome.



  1. Loving the colour Julia. Hope the shows go well today. Bx

  2. Stunning card just hope i can watch .melanie

  3. Hi Julia,
    loved the shows and especially loved the idea of inking the staples, please share the technique on here as it looked fab! and so very simple, we all could apply it if needed. thanks

    1. The inking of the staples is in tomorrow's post. Glad you enjoyed the shows. Julia x


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