Hello. Welcome. New year. New Card Chain Challenge. You don't know what I'm talking about? Check it out here and sign up for February. Make a card, send a card, get a card. It's so nice to have at least one bit of snail mail every month and this is art, usually from someone you don't know. It's fun. Here's the card I made for Nonni in January. She lives in Finland. I've never sent a letter to Finland before. I think that was fun as well. Here's my card
I coloured my paper with Lavender distress stain. I stamped Unity Stamp Co. Beautiful soul girl and text with Dusty Concord and Seedless Preserves distress ink. I added three squares with seedless preserves and then stencilled with Wendy Vecchi's Gold embossing paste. I coloured some lace with Mowed Lawn and mounted the whole panel on a bright green base card
I bring your attention to the embossing paste. It certainly got mine!! This was the first time I used this and was expecting a bright clean gold but ended up with a curious bronze effect. I have since been told this paste absorbs ink colour, especially water based inks such as distress!! I quiet like the effect. Definitely something to remember for future use. The second time I used it here I also discovered this gold paste is semi-translucent. A very interesting product. The stencil is one sent to me by LaVon with the lovely card I received from her as part of last years CCC. Thanks LaVon. Hugz
Thanks for your visit. Don't forget to pop over to Society of Stampaholics for the full January reveal. And you still have time to sign up for February.
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Simon Says Stamp Work It Wednesday January 2015 - New embossing paste was new
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