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Thursday, February 25, 2016

Stamps by Nicole Wright Designs...

The other day I received two stamp sets by Nicolewrightdesigns.com, a set with koi fish and  set with cherry blossoms. I ordered them at emeraldcreek.ca and am in love.

I already had a few ideas in my head from the moment I laid eyes on the stamps... and today I finally had the time to get two of them on paper.

I made a black tag with a koi stamped with embossing ink and heatembossed it with sticky embossing powder. Then covered it with copper coloured gilding flakes. And luckily it turned out exactly how I envisioned it! I heat embossed the waves and sentiment. The edge I rubbed a little with copper gilding wax.
I stained a piece of crinkle ribbon and added the bow.

The card front is water colour card stock and I stamped the cherry blossom with stazon ink. After it dried I covered it with masking liquid and let that dry. Then stamped over it with the other koi fish and also covered it with the liquid mask.

I painted the background with distress ink and a waterbrush. I removed the mask and paibted in the blossoms. I stamped a few on a scrap piece of water colour card stock and cut them out. And stuck them on the branch I stamped and coloured. I coloured in the fish with distress ink and covered it with a wink of stella brush to give it a little shimmer. I stamped the sentiment and inked the edges of the card with walnut stain distress ink and stuck it on a card blank.

I can't wait to get my other ideas on paper!!

Thank you for stepping by and hopefully until next time.

Take care,

Frederique
Xxx

Thursday, February 4, 2016

12 tags of 2016 February

So far so good....second month of the 12 tags of 2016 challenge, and I have done 2 of 2!! I have a few new year's resolutions, all craft related ;-), and one of them was to participate every month. So here is my entry for the February tag.

Have a wonderful day and take care.

Frédérique
Xxx

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Kraft tags with white embossing powder...part two

The other day I posted a few kraft tags I made with white embossing powder. Here are a few more...

There are still more to come ;-)

Until next time, take care.

Frédérique

Monday, February 1, 2016

Kraft tags and white embossing powder...part one

I love the look of white embossing powder on kraft cardstock. I needed to fill up my stock with tags for all sorts of occasions, so I decided to go on a heat embossing spree...

This is part one of the results of the spree....

I hope you like them...there is more to come very soon.

Until then.. take care xxx

Frederique