Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Hi there,

In the last few days some people have left some really nice comments about my work with embossing paste and stencils and some have said they've never used this technique. Some friends of mine have a blog where techniques are featured and, on checking, I found this tutorial here, which you might want to check out.

It's very quiet in cyber space today, where is everyone? I assume you are all either at work or enjoying nicer weather than we have here!!!

One of my friends is off to New York very (VERY) soon, with her daughter, it's their first time and I'm hoping they will LOVE IT. I know they have tickets to a Broadway show and I've suggested that, should they feel the urge to see a second, they should try calling at the theatre of their choice on the day and see what tickets have been released - they CAN be as much as 50% discounted. Our last trip saw us seeing two shows for the price of one!!! We thoroughly enjoyed Curtains and Young Frankenstein - no honestly!

Materials used:
  • 250gsm, 5" square white card and envelope
  • Santa Rosa luggage tag image inked using versamark ink pad with
  • PSX Woven Tapestry embossing powder sprinkled before heat embossing
  • Creative Cafe sentiment inked in memento cocoa bean

This will be my third, and last (for the week), entry for the "EMBOSSED" challenge over on Simply Less Is More and I've gone with my personal nemesis ...... heat embossing directly on to the base card. Previously it's always warped the card so I've not done this in a while, preferring to heat emboss on thick card and then mat and layer!  The LIM  challenges are proving to be a very popular challenge, set weekly, with over 130 entries posted already this week!,so if you fancy having a go then you have until Friday evening ........... start your embossing engines!!!

Since my pal is off to New York I trawled the internet for "FREE" images of the New York Skyline to make this insert . . . which looks better in real life - trust me!

Happy Tuesday - have a good one!


GoonerGirl said...

Lovely card and insert.. Chris xx

Zoechaos said...

Wonderful card to make for your friend and wish her a fab trip love it XOXO Zoe

choupynette said...

Lovely card. The embossing is perfect!

Chrissie said...

I love this vacation card Kathy... it says t all!
Thanks so much
Lady LIM
"Less is More"

Sue said...

A great vacation card. I had the same problem with card warping when heat embossed - this time I put it under some heavy books and left it overnight - seemed to do the trick. Sue.x

~ Ali ~ said...

This is fab!! Love it

Ali x

Mandi said...

FAB card KAthy
Perfect OLC
thank you
Diva LIM mandi
"Less is More"

jackid said...

Kathy great card I love seeing the embossed paste technique but never tried it myself to much of a chicken your birthday card arrived yesterday I thought I had already sent you a message but obviously dreamed it lol thank you it's beautiful has yours arrived yet hubby hasn't given me my prezzy yet but I know he's taking me to my craft shop so I'll be spending his dosh lol if I don't speak to you before hand have a fabby day and I hope you loads of new stash to play with ((((((Birthday hugs))))))
Jacki xx

Dora said...

Hi Kathy, these are lovely, how nice of you to make this card for your friend :) .. I'm still chickening to try again my heat gun ha ha the mess I had made is unbelievable..........

Sarah-Jane said...

Great holidaying card ;-)
Hugs xx

Little Snippets said...

Super card Kathy! I love the luggage tag image. Sarah x

Susan said...

Great card! You're much braver than I am...I didn't even try the heat embossing!

fatmonica said...

beautiful card!

Uhooi said...

Waw,, cards are good and creative,,

Katiejane said...

What a great card Kathy, your friend will love it. I'd love to visit New York at Christmas time, I imagine it to be so magical!

Sharon said...

Love the vacation image! That card is fab. Know what you mean about embossing direct onto the card stock. Tricky but well worth it.
Thanks for your welcome back comment on my blog - it meant such a lot to me!
Sharon xx