You'll remember that last week we had 2 BIG family Birthdays. So we ALL took a day off on Monday and had a family day together to celebrate. Lot's of food, drink, fun and games.. a really good time together.. We have 2 more family Birthdays to come in September.. MINE!!, and also my Nans 80th.. September really is a busy time for us all and it's a Month that really flies by...Also in September was the shops 7th Birthday and along with all the cards and gifts from our lovely customers, we also received this award from Toni.. So, seeing as I have finally worked out how to attach it to my blog (you wouldn't believe I used to be an IT Analyst before Pinnacles would you!!). I just wanted to say a BIG THANK YOU to Toni for awarding this to us...
I've had a bottle of Enamel Accents staring at me on my craft desk for weeks now.. And on this project I finally got yo use it..I started off by embossing some thick Acetate using the new Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Folder, Tall Pines. This comes in a double pack along with another Embossing Folder called Branch Tree. These are great value and I'm just loving the new packaging too.. I have plans for that!!!Once embossed I took my bottle of Black Enamel Accents and drizzled it into the debossed side of my image. The debossed side was almost like a mould and as long as you don't squeeze the bottle of Enamel Accents to hard you can just fill up the area you need as the Enamel Accents are quite thick, the sort of consistency of Glossy Accents.. Once covered I put it to dry over night as recommended.Once the image was dry I was able to see the full effect on the front. I was a bit worried that I might have missed a bit or got an air bubble or 10, but the whole thing came out really flat (which is a good thing!) and smooth..
But what to do with it?? mmmm
Now, you know I'm loving my side stepper cards at the moment, and also the range of Twilight Card Stock we have in storeso I put the 2 together. Check back here for the instructions on how to make your own Side Stepper card.I then attached the Acetate to the card with some Glass Brads.When using Acetate, tape or glue is not really an option for me as you always know it's there, unless I'm attaching it from the back of the project.I then took a shape from the Large Labels Nestabilitie set and cut it out in Sliver and Black Glitter Card,I then took the next size down shape from the Small Labels set and cut out my frame from the Silver Cardand stuck the two together andapplied my sentiment.I added some additional die cut trees to the stepper side of the card. I hope you can see in the photo how the embossing on the Acetate has turned it White around the edges of the trees, framing them and giving them a shadow, dimension or even the effect of snow? I was going to go round the trees with the White Enamel Accents, but it really didn't need it!
It's weird, the picture above was taken with the camera flash on, giving an effect of say dusk,where as this picture was taken with the flash off, giving a darker night time effect.So, after I'd finished playing with my camera!! I attached my sentiment and there you have it! Hopefully Lyn, and everyone else, this will give you another idea for your cards this year!
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