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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Getting It Going Again

What a pleasure it has been learning how to use many of my "new" unused tools, and relearning techniques which have long been neglected.  :-)

At this time, may I especially thank Shirley, Marie and Connie for suggesting challenges? The challenges are enjoyable, and my puzzle-loving self is having fun combining the them.

Long-time stampers may remember this PSX botanical image. I stamped it with VersaMark on dark brown cardstock, heat embossed with clear detail embossing powder and set aside to cool.

Galaxy Gold Brilliance ink was smooshed over the embossed image.

Next Cosmic Copper and Crimson Copper Brilliance inks were smooshed to highlight certain areas. Finally, Twinkling H2Os highlight the remaining areas.

The technique is fast, easy, fun, and beautiful in real life.

TIP: distressing the edges of the cardstock with Brilliance inks carries the shiny look all the way.

This card is really as blingy-shiny and brilliant as the close-ups show. The vine-leaf die cut is from gold glossy cardstock, and it isn't nearly as showy as the Brilliance inks.

More details about the card can be seen in the challenges listed below:

Party Time Tuesdays #42 - Sketch
Mark's Finest Papers - Favorite Technique (embossing)
The Pink Elephant - embossing (dry and EP)
My Time To Craft - Take Two Challenge (leaves)
Heartsong Inspirations (gold)
Hooked on Craft Challenges (die cuts)

Thanks for visiting!


Kathyk said...



Barbara Colbert said...

What a lovely embossed card! Great job! Thanks for sharing at Speedy the Cat's challenge!

Karalee Ingram said...

Yes indeed, very, very nice.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

How beautiful!! I just love all the embossing and the textures!!

NanaConnie said...

Love this so much, De! Fabulous technique. Glad to see you playing at Heart Song, even though I'm not on the DT any more. They are such a great group of gals. :-D I guess I'd better get on the ball and get something done for that challenge, huh? Holiday hugs.

Jackie Thomas said...

Donna, your card is absolutely stunning. I love every gorgeous detail. Thank you for sharing and joining us at Hooked on craft challenges.
Hugs Jackie

Shannon White said...

Wow! So Pretty! Love the Gorgeous fall colors and the shimmer too! 8-)


Grace said...

WOW oh WOW!!! Your technique is stunning! I need to try this! Thanks for the inspiration! Love your image BTW! LOVE how shimmery this is!!!

Pat Garvin said...

Gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing your technique with Speedy the Cats Friends.

Shona Erlenborn said...

That's what I like - oldies but goodies! Love the image and what you did with it! Who knew? You, obviously! Love all the textures you've incorporated into this one.

Barbara Bruder said...

Oh PSX, what great images that company had. Love your card!!!

Brenda said...

Fabulous card!!! I love all of the beautiful embossing. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

Amanda R said...

So elegant Donna and I am sure it is even more beautiful in real lift with all of the shimmer!

creativearts said...

Wow! Donna, this card is gorgeous! I love the shinny finish and this stamp is beautiful!

Shirley said...

I do remember it, Donna. It is lovely and you really did it justice. I love the embossed BG and leaves you used to enhance it!

E. Marie said...

What a wonderful technique and the card is awesome. Good luck in those challenges.

Sandy (Cheesy) said...

Just gorgeous. You have gotten your mojo back........or is it just the time to play? LOL

April said...

Oh Donna! How gorgeous! I love the card and the technique. Will have to try it! Fabulous job!

Karin said...

Wow Donna! This is just gorgeous and even your photo captures the embossing and detail of the stamp so well :) I love your color choice on the papers and well done on combining all those challenges!

Barbara said...

Great to be reminded of some the older techniques.. The card is amazing.
Barb S


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