9 April 2012

I Got Your Number (+1)

So it's been a busy weekend of visiting rellies but I managed to squirrel some time aside to come up with my entry for this week's Sunday Stampers challenge (see link on side bar).

It looks a little darker than this in 'real life' and has resulted in me having extremely inky fingers, but that's when you know you've really been crafting right?

I used a combination of Tim Holtz embossing folders, Sam Poole vintage games stamps (wow, is that lady talented!) Spellbinders and a That Special Touch mask, oh yes, and tons of ink!
And now for a 'behind the scenes' shot...

We all have to start somewhere, and I had a bit of a plan in my head about what I wanted to do for this card. However, as I started stamping and adding mica powder to the embossed surface it soon became apparent that things weren't going in the right direction; as the embellies began to be layered on (always without glue at first!) it started to look messy.

At this point I could have binned it, but with Melanie Heaton's wise words ringing in my ears ("at the end of the day it is only paper") I decided to turn over and use the other side - well it was embossed already, and I knew what I wanted to repeat/discard from the first attempt. Sure enough it turned out alright in the end and it made me realise I am going to have to invest in some more masks (oh, that wish list just keeps growing... )

Hope you like this week's entry (the good one of course!) and thank you to those who have made such supportive comments - it is very much appreciated.
Hugs, Buttons x


  1. Gorgeous cards, love all those different elements... tis fab! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday stamper x

  2. Hi Buttons, this is a wonderful piece, I love Sam Poole too, have lots of her stamps and like the way you have used them. I love the embossed frame, it looks like real gold!

  3. Just gorgeous Buttons! And isn't the saying so right don't give up use it as an opportunity. Thank you for visiting my blog. Now I am going to join yours! Enjoy your week.


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