Monday, 12 March 2012

Cosmic!





This is a bit of an experiment....so I'm not sure how this is going to turn out...pictures may appear in strange places.

This is my 3rd DT piece for "Creative Expressions"using the heartfelt bella rose stamps and dies. I stamped the rose and leaves onto black card with versamark and then dusted them with cosmic shimmer mica powders. I then fixed the powder by using cheap hairspray. I distressed the edges of my card with a thread cutter and then swiped a gold Krylon pen over the top of this to give a really distressed look. I also sprayed the stamped card with gold mica powder. I layered my card up with cream and green vellum and seam binding dyed using a bundled sage re-inker.

13 comments:

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card, the mica powders are very effective when used on black cards. Tracy x

Gabrielle said...

Very beautiful and cosmic indeed! The rose looks stunning! I might have to go and experiment with this technique...!

Gemma said...

a gorgeous Birthday creation! Thanks for joining in with our 'Happy Birthday' challenge at AUD Sentiments! Gemma :)
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Siobhan Fyffe said...

Hi Sue
This is really effective. I love it. The mica powders are great on black.
Siobhan x

Liz said...

Love the card. Liz ;)

Wanda Cullen said...

Love all the leafy flourish details! A great card going green! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

Susan Hogan said...

Looks great - what a fabulous effect - I have used the hairspray for crayon in art but never thought to use it on mica! This makes a really impressive shimmery bit of goodness! Good luck in the LIIU Challenge this month.

hazel said...

A stunning card Sue. I love the effect of the mica powders.
xxx Hazel.

SuzanneK said...

Wow fantastic stamping. Love it. Thanks for taking part in our challenge this month at LIIU, good luck. Hugz Suzanne

deesdesigns said...

OMG! I would love to receive this birthday card – it is so-o-o pretty! I have a feeling up close and personal this is even more striking than the photos show. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us for our “Happy Birthday” challenge at Aud Sentiments!!!

Pauline said...

This is a beautiful vintage card, love the leafy flourishes, and the muted colours, a great effect with the mica too.

SnowflakeDreams1 said...

Amazing card. Love the techniques you used. Thank you for joining us at LIIU. Hugs, Velma DTM

Mummylade said...

wonderful work! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!