Monday, 16 September 2013

Have a Wonderful Day - my card for DH

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all well, and that everyone caught up in the gales, storms and generally nasty weather, is okay.

I have a busy day scheduled so this will, of necessity, be a very quick post. I just wanted to share the card I made for the EM's birthday today.
Difficult to photograph this one because of all the shiny surfaces. This is the best of a bad batch of pics. This was a painty, inky, messy job that took way longer than anticipated, but was great fun to do :)

The topper is made from one of the many prints pulled of the Gelli plate a few weeks ago, inked, stamped, waxed silver and Frantaged,  The base layer has been embossed with a little-used M-Bossibilities folder, inked and waxed ... that gilding wax gives gorgeous results but, oh boy is it messy :))
Materials used:

  • Black and teal Papermill Direct card
  • Spellbinders M-Bossibilities Regal folder, Martha Stewart Arches edge punch, Tim Holtz DIs, Black Soot, Peacock Feathers and Pebeo Silver Gilding Wax for base layer
  • Gelli plate, black, blue and orange acrylic paints; Special Touch Circles mask and bubble wrap for print Stamp from Sheena's A Little Bit Sketchy Only Words - Through The Rain and Black fine tip pen; Turquoise Frantage
  • silver card candi from Craftworks

That's it - I said it was going to be brief, didn't I. Got to get on :)

Take care and have a happy Monday.


Di said...

Hi Elizabeth! First of all, a very Happy Birthday to the EM - hope you have a great day.

I love this card, just perfect, and can see that a lot of love, work and care went into making it. Grin, I had a first little play with gilding wax yesterday - and it's messy as you say - my result went into the bin, sigh. But, the effect is beautiful on embossing folders, I just couldn't make it anything but very patchy. Love the smell of it though sniff, sniff.

Hugs, Di xx

Victoria said...

This will certainly have gone down a treat! Happy birthday to the EM!

Hettie said...

Lovely card Elizabeth and do wish EM Happy Birthday from me.
Love that die you have used and I have to agree on the guilding wax - I love it.

Rita said...

Good Afternoon Elizabeth. Firstly, Happy Birthday to DH,and I 'm sure he will be delighted with his card. Its so Stunning and of course it's Special too. Hope you both enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

Sally H said...

Wow, Eliabeth! That is stunning! LOVE it! I love my gilding wax - reminds me of old fashioned boot polish, but so much more exciting colour-wise, lol!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful card, so pretty :o)
Jackie xx

Craftychris said...

Happy belated birthday to the EM! I bet he loved his card, I certainly did - its fabulous! xx

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

Oh, but I think the photograph of your card is great! I can definitely see the texture and shine.

The shoes are very comfortable. The company is Dansko (European). Even though they are pricey ($120) they last for years and years. I usually allow my pair of them every other year. I actually bought this pair last Christmas as a present for myself.


Diane said...

Wow, Elizabeth just a stunning design.

Regards diane

coops said...

so stunning elizabeth.really fabulous effect on the background and great sentiment :D

xx coops xx

brenda said...

Lovely fusions of textures and muted colours Elizabeth, sure he loved it.

B x

MaryH said...

A big Happy Day to EM. I'm loving this card, and I expect he did too. You are a whiz with the gelli plate & I have to find out about this wax product! Is it like the Stempel paste? It made a wonderful sparkly card, and that is one gorgeous EF you used on the front. Absolutely gorgeous card for a very special person in your life. I'm trying to find your 'moving post' so I can get clued in to what is going on. Is what happens when you miss a couple posts! TFS & Hugs