Sunday, December 18, 2011

Happy Holidays

Here is a little matted plate I made using a base of Kraft card. I have stamped, used Distress Inks, stencils & Glossy Accents.  Loving the warm colours more so when it's so cold outside.

I have used a squares and a numbers stencil along with Distress Inks in spiced marmalade, mustard seed and vintage photo to produce the background by gradually building up layers through the stencils until happy.  All stamping was done with Archival black ink using stamps from Papermania Urban plates to produce the keyplate, key, music plate, background seedheads and sentiment.

The key and keyplate were covered with Versamark ink and heat embossed with stardust embossing powder which add a transparent iridescent finish and these were mounted on foam pads. Some of the coloured background squares were treated with Glossy Accents to add more dimension.

Finally the greetings plate was backed with a piece of orange grosgrain ribbon and mounted on foam pads.

Sid xx

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  1. Lovely... Happy Holidays to you too!

  2. Fabulous Sid and I totally agree about the warm colours, very refreshing on a cold winters day like today!!

    Sam xxx

  3. Hi Sid, was cool and wet here too so I enjoyed the warm hues too .Loved the detailing on key and keyhole .
    Merry Christmas to you and yours

  4. Love the way you used GA here, Sid - brilliant idea. Lovely colours, too.

  5. Fab warm piece, Sid and the Glossy Accents on a few squares makes a lovely touch!

  6. Beautiful card Sid,
    love the warm colours!

  7. Gorgeous, I love the warm palette and the stamping along the bottom is lovely. Tracy x

  8. love all your recet tags and the background on this is superb

  9. Gorgeous colours. I also like the GA on parts it certainly makes them stand out. A lovely piece , Sid.

  10. happy Christmas Sid. love the hot colours. some great ideas there too.


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