Friday, 16 December 2011

Golden Fine Flourish

I seem to have been doing a lot of heat embossing lately! I will never forget the first time I saw this technique being demonstrated - the stamping in versamark, the sprinkling of the embossing powder, the heating... and when the powder melted and transformed into the raised, shiny image it seemed like magic to me! And no matter how often I see it, it still seems just as amazing!

Today's card is very simple and relies for its impact on the embossing and the richness of the cream, gold and red colour scheme. Come and see:


The Fine Flourish background image is stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock using versamark ink, heat-embossed in gold, wrapped in Cherry Cobbler seam binding and mounted onto the gorgeous brushed gold card stock.


The scalloped tag is from the Perfect Punches stamp set and is so quick to cut out with the coordinating scallop circle punch. I heat embossed that in gold too and the card really does glow in the light!

Supplies needed for this card:
Stamps: Fine Flourish, Perfect Punches
Ink: Versamark
Card stock: Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold
Other: Cherry Cobbler seam binding, gold embossing powder, heat tool, scalloped circle punch
I'd be delighted to order any of these supplies for you and can have them delivered to your address in the UK. I am committed to providing excellent customer service and am always happy to help and advise. Just send me an email or give me a call on 01280 820593. 

This card is one I made earlier as not much crafting is getting done around here at the moment. If you are a regular reader of my blog you may be wondering whether I'm swanning about my house admiring my new carpet? Well the answer is no! It all went horribly pear-shaped yesterday and although the carpet fitters turned up, they were unable to fit the carpet fully due to technical difficulties (!) and will be back today. I'm not happy - I'm afraid I'm a bit of a wimp about mess and I want my house back!

Thank you for your visit today. Enjoy your weekend and I'll see you very soon!


18 comments:

  1. hi Vicky
    Lovely simple card ...but you always make then look stunning....hope your Carpet Fitting goes ok....
    Hugs sylvie
    xxx

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  2. Love it so much V!! Another one for my faves!! Good luck with the carpet!!

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  3. Oh ! and big congrats on your Cas-ual Fridays VIP- you are SO talented- that scene was absolutely gorgeous (hope I see one like that one day!)

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  4. Hello Vicky

    Stunning and gorgeous. Love your card.

    irene
    xxxx

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  5. Sending you hugs - it's horrible when things don't go quite to plan. Hopefully, they will sort out the difficulites today and you will be able to admire your carpets this evening.

    Many congrtulations on being a CAS-ual VIP - love that card! :)

    And this is simple stunning, rich, elegant and gorgeous.

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  6. Lovely embossed card.

    I do soooo sympathise with you Vicky . . . I absolutely HATE my house being a mess. Redecorating is a total nightmare to me . . . let alone the thought of new carpets! GOOD LUCK in getting it all sorted today xxx

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  7. Oh dear Vicky, hope you have a lovely carpet soon. Beautiful card. It looks like a delicious pressie to open. The ones that contain something sparkly! x

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  8. A really classy christmas card....gorgeous

    Anne

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  9. Gorgeous card - I too love the magic of heat embossing :) I hope your carpets are sorted soon - how frustrating! M x

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  10. This is just simply gorgeous Vicky! Elegant, rich, and beautiful!

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  11. Fabulous embossing and that big red bow is so yummy!

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  12. Love the majic of embossing - it's the very first crafting technique I learned! Gorgeous card, love the rich colours and shine.

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  13. VERY very classy, just beautiful

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  14. Love this card, stunning!!

    Sharon x

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  15. So gorgeous! Love the elegant look of the gold embossing on the white!

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  16. beautiful embossing, so neat and such a crisp image. well done x

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x