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.


  1. 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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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!

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

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

  8. 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.


  9. Wow, Elizabeth just a stunning design.

    Regards diane

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

    xx coops xx

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

    B x

  12. 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


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