Monday 2 November 2009

Sound of silence

Morning all, hope you had a good weekend. Our Halloween party was great fun, if a little crazy with house full of kids hee hee. Today launches Stampin' Up!s amazing Christmas Extravaganza deal. A fantastic offer of a free tag punch (standard or small) worth £12.50 when you spend £45 or more on goodies on selected products (click here for full details). Also I will also personally offer FREE DELIVERY on all orders over £45 too.

"This week I have been mostly been making cards using this stamp set" lol! I have decided to give to my Mum a pre-Christmas present of a set of cards that she can send. I have made several different types, which I will show to you this week. I thought I would try something a bit different as her style is more traditional.

I have used a new technique to myself on it - spotlighting. I've used Stampin' Up!s 1"3/4 circle punch after water colouring the image and covered the whole spotlighted image with clear embossing powder to give it an extra glossy sheen and popped it up on some dimensionals. I will be entering it into Stamp with Us challenge for this week with the theme being Christmas.

Have a great day & see you tomorrow xx

Supplies from Stampin' Up1
Stamp: Silent night.
Ink: Basic grey, versamark, black stazon, earth elements stampin write markers for water colouring.
Card stock: Very vanilla and basic grey.
Paper: Nouveau chic designer series paper.
Misc: Silver brads and clear embossing powder.
Other: Sentiment from stash.


Mandy said...

The spotlighting technique looks fab on this card Emma. I really like how you've used the embossing powder.

What a nice gift idea too, your mum will love them.

Have a great Monday


PinksyDoodles said...

Lovely card Emma, the spotlighting looks brilliant.
Clare x

Ali Watson said...

Fabulous as always Emma. My favourite stamp too. Have a super day.

Burnice said...

Ooh what a cool idea. Burnice x

Unknown said...

What a fab technique, looks really effective!

Jan xx

Lesley Edmonds said...

That technique looks fab Emma. A very different style for you but gorgeous nonetheless!
Glad your party went well. There's a pic of our Jack as a spider over on my blog LOL!
Lesley x

Julie said...

Hi Emma,
Thank you for your kind comments over at my blog - your such a lovely lady.
I love the christmas card and what a clever idea witht he spot lighting.
Take Care - Ju x

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Love this card and the way you have highlighted one part of your card.
Carolne xx

Lesley said...

fabulous card - it's a great stamp set - Lelsey x

Vicki said...

This looks fab Emma, love the spotlighting technique, clever you!

Vicki x

Carol said...

Gorgeous card Emma, love how you've done the spotlighting....looks lovely! :)

Carol x

Kate Lewis said...

Fabulous hun! The spotlighting works brilliantly! love K xx

Sara said...

Great spotlighting technique Emma and that background paper is yummy. Thanks for playing along.

Sara xx
Stamp With Us Design Team

Mrs Wonka said...

This looks fab, I love the spotlighting effect! I have been umming and arghing over this stamp for ages! I think I may have to add it to my next order now!

Thank you so much for joining in with the Stamp With Us challenge, don't forget to pop back on Sunday to see if you are this weeks "Top Spot"!


simplyfairies said...

Thankyou for joining in with Stamp with us this week!