Sunday, 20 September 2015

INKspired Sketch Blog Hop 25 - 1st Birthday Celebration

Welcome everyone to our 1st birthday at INKspired Sketch Blog hop. Please grab a cuppa, sit and relax while you hop across all the blogs and enjoy the cards that are on display.
You may have hopped across from Marlene and I can't wait to see what she has made for today
Guess what ..if you leave a comment on all the blogs you will have a chance to win a prize, HOW good is that!
Here is the sketch that Teneale has given us this fortnight and it has to be a birthday celebration party theme card....
For my card I choose the lovely Corner Garden stamp as my friend loves flowers. This is a lovely stamp but I do struggle to use it well. I used watercolor paper and silver embossed the flowers on. I then used a Blender pen to pick up different colours to colour in the flowers and leaves. A section of Real Red DSP for the edge with a sliver of silver glimmer paper.I stamped the birthday wishes from the Petite Pairs stamp set onto watercolor paper. Used some glue dots on the back to attach the Silver Metallic thread before attaching it to the card front. A rhinestone finished off the words

I found it very difficult to capture the beautiful silver embossing (I deleted the night pic as it didn't do it justice). Hope these two pics do. I seem to have too much sparkle Some people would say you can never have enough sparkle in your life!

If you have any hints for me, please let me know. I would be grateful!

Thank you for visiting and 
now it is onto the lovely Renee to see what she has in store for us

Tips when using Embossing Powder:
1. Use the Embossing Buddy to rub over the cardstock or watercolor paper first.
(it prevents you ending up with embossed embossing powder everywhere)
2. Versamark onto your stamp and then when stamped onto your  card stock apply the Embossing Powder and don't forget to tap on the back to get any excess powder off.
3. Two heat settings on the heat tool - use high for setting the powder.
4. I always warm the heat tool first and then move it over the cardstock.
5. As soon as you see the powder changing then move on don't continue to heat in one spot, you could burn your card.(I am speaking from experience on this!)

Hope these tips help when you are next embossing!

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If you have any questions send a message or ring me on my mobile 
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and I will call you back.

Thank you

Maree xx

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  1. Absolutely the colours

    1. Thanks Judy, I am a lover of bright colours and flowers are usually bright in colour

  2. Love corner stamp idea very nice.

  3. Funny, we just spoke about how you are using the sketch as inspiration and daring to change the sketch a little.... ok, this is a lot different to the sketch! Bless you.

    Good colouring on the flowers. :)

    1. Thanks Teneale, I do have the elements just a bit, maybe alot?

  4. Beautiful card! I love how you turned the sketch on it's side and the embossing is gorgeous!

  5. Thanks Paradise I am becoming more adventurous with the sketches as Teneale would tell you as well.I love how it turned out and I had to add the striped strip on the right to balance it.

  6. Great job on sharing such a different take on the sketch. Those bright blooms are great way to welcome in spring.

  7. Thanks Jennifer for your lovely comments. I diidn't start out on changing the sketch so much it just kinda happened,lol.

  8. A beautiful card Maree. Love the colouring of the flowers. very pretty..

    1. Thanks Narelle I enjoyed making this card and I love colouring.

  9. Love how you changed the orientation Maree! Great card and lovely colouring. xo

  10. Another stamp set to lust after! Love the card!