At Church yesterday morning, the younger children from Sunday School put on their Nativity Musical. The teachers-in-charge had it planned so that the children didn’t spend any long periods sitting on the stage with nothing to do, i.e. getting bored! Each time it was our turn to sing, different groups of children, e.g. shepherds, or kings, or angels, etc, walked in a long line down the left-hand side of the Church, across the back, up the right-hand side and down the aisle, and then round again. It was absolutely superb!
After I had finished photographing my card yesterday, I made a mental note NOT to make a dark coloured card with any kind of silver on it for my blog! The reason being that I’m no photographer and I cannot bring out the best in my card. Today I am relying on you to imagine what this card would look in professional photographs and/or in real life! I’m really pleased with my finished card; please don’t look at the photographs and ask yourself “Really?” LOL!!
I have had the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate with the Shaded Spruce Cardstock (CS) adhered behind it, on a Whisper White CS layer, sitting on my desk for quite a while. Yesterday I decided to use it, and chose the God’s Peace Stamp Set for the image and the two sentiments. I heat embossed them all using Silver Embossing Powder on Shaded Spruce CS, and then I fussy cut the candles image. If you don’t like fussy cutting, don’t try this one! It was an effort, although well worth it!
Next I wanted something to die cut the sentiment with and went through all my current dies and found the one you see I used in the Detailed Bands Dies. Colouring the outside edge of the sentiment was an experiment, and decided that I should have stuck with the tried and tested method of heat embossing the outside rim. I used a silver gel pen (by Gelly Roll) and carefully drew around the edge. It was easy to do but seems to be taking forever to dry! I’m very happy with the effect!I positioned the sentiment in the die so I’d have room above the sentiment to add some Silver Metallic Pearls. Unfortunately I left too much gap, and the pearls were so small they looked totally wrong. The only embellishment I found that I considered fitted was the Designer Elements (149586), but they’re certainly not my favourite embellishment!
To decorate the inside of my card I added a layer of Whisper White CS and a top layer of Shaded Spruce CS. I stamped the verse ever so slightly crooked, and heat embossed it in Silver Embossing Powder. For successful heat embossing, the font could have done with being a bit larger, or with my embossing powder being quite a bit thinner!I know I appear to have been very critical of myself with today’s card but I am really pleased with it, it’s just that I can see it would look better with a few tweaks. I sincerely hope you can see the true beauty of it despite my poor photography skills. I was hoping to use this overall design for my card for my Church family, and some extra special friends at Church, but I will need to substitute fussy cutting the candles with a different image. Watch this space!
I hope you’ve had a great weekend and are fully refreshed to face a great new week. That’s it from me today, and I look forward to being back wiyth you tomorrow. In the meantime, happy crafting.
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