Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Embossed Lace Shapes


This is the first of two posts today.

Many of my regular visitors have been justifiably very frustrated and impatient with me lately because I’ve been working hard on several secret projects that I wasn’t at liberty to reveal until now. With her permission, I can now reveal that I have been making stuff for Shaz. As many of you will know, she is about to undergo major surgery and has been through so much over the past year. She and her lovely hubby share the same birthday and I have made cards for them both, a get well card for her (still under wraps) and a selection of bits and pieces for her to play with once she feels up to being creative again. She opened the parcel on her birthday (14th Aug.) and now that she has received them I can share the making of them with you. Until now, I didn’t want to spoil her surprise as she visits my blog regularly. Throughout my own cancer journey, this wonderful friend has been such an encouragement and support to me, and this is one way I can thank her, and show my own appreciation and support. I know that she would love a visit from you to wish her well for her surgery on 2nd Sept.

I shall be uploading a couple of posts each day over the next few days until all is revealed. Please scroll down for earlier posts.

Embossed Lace Shapes

Using my other new Chocolate Baroque stamp set, “Lace Fragments,” I heat-embossed a selection using white embossing powder onto two A5 sheets which I had sprayed and smooshed using two shades of Dylusions spray inks, London Blue and Vivid Turquoise, using the same techniques as I used in the emboss resist shapes.

01 Embossed Lace

Here is the first sheet.

02 Lace Sheet 1

The second sheet.

03 Lace Sheet 2

The shapes cut up.

04 Lace Shapes

This time, while the backs were messy with ink splodges from my craft sheet, they looked pretty good, so I covered all the white card using Peacock Feathers distress ink and an Inkylicious Ink Duster – this colour exactly matches the Dylusions Vivid Turquoise and seems to be my go-to DI for this colour!

05 Backs of Lace Shapes

Using one of the cut out shapes of the large lace motif, I adhered this to an A6 card folded from a sheet of white A5 card, having inked the card base first with Peacock Feathers distress ink.

06 Lace Motif Card

I used this simple little card to write a letter to Shaz, to go in on top of the goodies in the box.

The other shapes were used as before, for labels for the small packs of items, and some left plain in a pack of their own.

A similar technique, but a very different result.

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