Wednesday, 27 May 2015

It's a cracker!!

No, really!! it is!! Today’s Creative Expressions Design Team project is again something a little different.

I've used the Ivy Trellis Striplet Stamp. Which, on its own is a great image to use,

but for today’s project I have teamed it up to make a very effective background on this Cracker.

Stamping the image 4 times onto Black card stock using Perfect Medium and then going over the image with Decadent Bamboo Mica Powder.

Cutting each image to size and matt and layering it with some Gold Mirror card

before mounting each panel onto one of the sides of my Cracker which was made using the WE R Memory Keepers Candy Box Punch Board

and then securing the ends with some complementary Ribbon.

For the decoration, I cut out some of the images from the Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Die - CED1434 Dandelion Clocks in Black card stock,

applied the Decadent Bamboo Mica Powder, spraying each layer with Spray and Shine to set the Mica

before layering them together using Cosmic Shimmer Glue

and then attached a Dazzler from the Gold Collection to finish off the flower.

Repeating the process for a second flower

and then attaching them to the cracker to complete the project.

A great addition to a Wedding table as a favour or name place or just a novel gift for your guests!!
Thanks for checking us out, see you soon.

Ingredients Used:
Perfect Medium or VersaMark
Decadent Bamboo Mica Powder
We R Memory Keepers Candy Box Punch Board
Spray & Shine
Dazzlers Gold Collection 8mm & 12mm
Cosmic Shimmer Glue
Sue Wilson Finishing Touches Die - CED1434 Dandelion Clocks

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The perfect "Pear"!

Hi everyone. This week’s Creative Expressions Design Team post is another slightly different one! Again, just to give you an idea of how to get the most out of all of your goodies....

The concept for this unusual Wedding Card is quite quirky, but I hope you "get" the play on words!?

I started off with a shape I cut using the Cricut Machine,

taking one of the darker, more highly pigmented colours of Mica Powder (Chic Magenta)

and "stroked" colour in form one side using a sponge. As the colour dissipates in the centre of the image, it starts to create the shading..

turning the image and colouring from the other side will enhance the shading giving the image slightly more dimension.

Adding a little Decadent Bamboo Mica Powder for the leaf and Decadent Oak for the stem.

Spraying the Pears with generic hairspray to seal the Mica and then applying a couple of layers of Perfect Medium and Clear Embossing Powder to "glaze" the images.

These were then added to my prepared base card to which I had cut 4 images using the Sue Wilson Configuration Collection Die - CED6302 Lattice Arched Adornment, joining each of the sections with a Dazzler form the Silver Collection...

Finishing the project off with my own printed sentiment...

I think this project will certainly make your card stand out from all of the rest if you're off to a Wedding this summer.
Thanks for checking us out, see you soon.

Decadent Oak Mica Powder
Decadent Bamboo Mica Powder
Chic Magenta Mica Powder
Sue Wilson Configurations Collection Die - CED6302 Lattice Arched Adornment
Dazzlers - Silver Collection 8mm & 12mm

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Mica Powder Background...

Hi folks, today’s post for the Creative Expressions Design Team features yet again more Mica Powder, but this time in a slightly different way!!

As many of the darker colours are very highly pigmented, it allows you to create some wonderful background effects.

Masking off areas before applying the mica

will allow you to create light and dark areas,

or hills or mountains,

they erase out too allowing you to create shadow and highlights..

Something a little different to try with your Mica Powders!!
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Terrific Teal...

Hi folks.. Creative Expressions Design Team time again.

Today’s offering is using Decadent Teal Mica Powder...

The last time I used Teal was on White card stock, and you can really see the "Greenness" of the Mica show through on the White.

This time however I have used it on Black card stock, this tends to show up more of the "Blue" pigment in the Mica and makes for a total contrast.. 2 colours for the price of one? Well, depending on which colour of card stock you use it on, then maybe!!!
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.