Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Confetti & Banners

Hello!

Well, today has not gone according to plan. I've got a long to-do list and was looking forward to crossing off a number of items from it today. Unfortunately I woke with a horrid headache, I still went to coffee morning at church this morning, hoping that if I ignored it, it'd go away. Alas it didn't, it simply got worse and developed into a migraine! Oh the fun. When I got home I went back to bed and just dozed for the afternoon! I'm feeling rather frustrated with myself but there's not much you can do with a raging migraine! I'm still feeling a little delicate as I write this but at least it's not requiring a great deal of movement! 

Anyway, onto something I made last night. This year I would love to take part in more challenge blogs, I really enjoy looking at all the pretty things on challenge blogs but seldomly get my act together to actually make something and enter it on time! Two of my favourite are The Paper Players and SU Only and this card fit in perfectly with both challenges! 

The Paper Players' Challenge is this gorgeous colour challenge


SU Only had a 'Fun with New Toys' Challenge on their blog so that's a great opportunity to play with lots of new toys! We all love new toys, don't we!?


Stamp Set: Remembering Your Birthday, Language of Love
Ink: Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Primrose Petals
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Vellum
Big Shot: Decorative Dots TIEF (SAB)
Punch: Owl Builder, Small Heart
Accessories: Gold Baker's Twine, Crystal Effects

So I've got to say, these colours just made me feel so happy! They make me think of confetti and sprinkles!
I laid the vellum over the open embossing folder and used the embossing stylus to only emboss the dots I wanted - this meant I could get the look of falling confetti. I then coloured in the embossed dots with my markers. I wish you could feel how lovely this vellum feels embossed! 


The new gold (!!LOVE IT!!) baker's twine and stamped images from the Language of Love set which will be in the Spring Summer seasonal catalogue later this month adorn the top edge - using this bright colours really re-purposes them for other occassions than just Valentine's or for a wedding! 

I also used the Remembering Your Birthday set which is in the AC but its new to me, and I am LOVING it! With the pens I was able to colour in the sentiment, highlight the word sprinkles and omit the word pink to customise it for the card! 


A few little hearts from the Owl Builder and some crystal effects were the finishing touches! 

I am so pleased with how this card turned out. One of my to-do list items for today was a wee video on how to do the embossing technique featured here but alas it'll have to wait until Thursday. 

Happy Stampin',

Amanda xo

32 comments:

  1. Amazingly sweet! Great little embossing folder tip! TFS!

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  2. I love thi,s such a great idea, think I will have to case it for my embossing class, thank you x

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  3. OH. MY. GOSH. I was wondering how in the world you got the random dots using that folder....what a wonderful technique and thank you so much for sharing it! I can't wait to try it myself, I LOVE it! Your whole card is so happy and cheerful! Thanks for playing with my Paper Player colors this week!

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    1. Thank you so much, you're very kind. I've got a little video I'll be uploading on the technique along with a few more cards - its such fun! I look forward to seeing this technique on your blog some time! (I'm a faithful reader!)

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  4. Love it!! Such a pretty card...

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  5. I love how you hand embossed and coloured the dots you wanted. The little banner is so colourful. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card with us at SUO challenges.

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    1. Thank you! I'll be sure to play again! x

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  6. Very clever, Amanda! I love how you embossed and colored to look like falling confetti! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

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  7. So cool! I love the way you've used the embossing folder in a new way! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  8. I love this idea! Do you have a photo &/or list of products/colors used for the other card you showed at the end of your video? I would love to case that one.

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    1. Thank you! I will be posting a photo and list of products used for the other card at the end of the video later this week so please check back for the photos and "recipe". x

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  11. WOW!!!! BRILLIANT!!! I love how you did the background dots like confetti...such an awesome card! Love all the little details, too! Thanks for playing along with the Fun with New Toys Challenge over on SUO Challenges this week!

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  12. WOW! I'm so going to CASE this! I love your card and how all the elements come together. Thanks for sharing and playing along with SU! Only Challenges.

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  13. This card is a def fav for me - it's spectacular in it's simplicity!!! LOVE!

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  14. Completely brilliant Amanda! Vicky x

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  15. I don't see the video - am I missing it somewhere?

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    1. Hi Karin, sorry for taking a while to get back to you. Video is on this blog post... http://pandacream-creations.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/frosted-scattered-embossing-technique.html

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