Monday, May 02, 2011

Beautiful Mystery

I love pearlescent embossing powders, in fact I love anything with a sheen or a shine and this was the inspiration for this little 6 x 6 inch plate.  I found a swirl stamp on my workdesk and used this as the main stamp.

I started with a piece of 6 x 6 inch double sided printed paper with an intricate design in maroon and cream on one side and a distressed ledger print on the reverse (My Minds Eye - Stella Rose/Mabel).

In the bottom left corner I used the swirl stamp (?) and inked with Versamark and stamped 3 times, heat embossing each time with a different pearlescent embossing Powder.  I overlapped the stamped image in a few places.

I then folded the opposite corner of the square toward the front exposing the reverse print and scored across the fold.  I used fired brick Distress ink and cut'n'dry foam to apply an edge colour and then stamped a couple of times with the same stamp and ink.

I then cut a piece of textured cardstock to 6.25 inches square and inked a PaperArtsy architecture stamp of arches with fired brick and stamped this top left, drying with the heat gun to show where the folded paper would be when matted.

The words are from the same PaperArtsy set and were stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with detail gold embossing powder on a piece of the maroon textured card. This was matted onto a piece of cream card.

Before assembly I cut a final mat of 6.5 inches square from the cream card and matted all three pieces as shown.  The triangular fold was held in place with foam pads and the wordplate was embellished with a gold swirly clip before applying on foam pads.

The final touch was to add a fab brass mask as shown.

Sid xx

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  1. wonderful creation Sid!

  2. Fab stuff, love the colours and patterns going on here and the sheen adds a nice touch of subtle glamour!

  3. Fab colours which compliment the swirls very nicely. Great embossing too

    Sam xxx

  4. This is lovely - all the details work so well.

  5. Stunning love how you have turned the corner over to reveal the building neat idea

  6. Love this page Sid - you have clearly used the best colour in the world.

  7. Gorgeous card Sid, love the soft feminine feel to it

  8. This is lovely Sid.
    xxx Hazel.

  9. Stunning and elegant.
    love it

  10. Embossing powder really adds the "extra touch"! Beautiful artworks on your blog. :)

  11. lovely card Sid...I hardly use embossing powders as I seem to get it everywhere except the card..

  12. This is just fab, I love the stamping under the exposed corner.


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