Yesterday was our regular monthly get-together at Moira's, and these are the results. The first 2 were Moira's idea after seeing a demo on tv - why not use diecuts to emboss with? The diecuts were all Marianne dies, cut out of scrap card then run through a diecut machine - between us we had a wizard, grand caliber, big shot and cuttelbug, and it worked in all of them, only snag was just the one set of dies..................... The embossed images were sanded down- mine were on a sheet of black cordinations card - then the diecut bird image added on top. I added a flower made from the same orangey card as the bird die cut, the leaves were cut down from another bird - flower and leaves were inked with pumpkin pie ink from Stampin up, which was also used round the matting layer and the base card.
I did a slight variation - I had time, as I got to the dies first!- and used the diecut as a mask. T he pale pink card was a piece of graduated colour card, and I spomged another SU ink cameo coral to produce the bird background, and around the edges again. the leaves by the flower were from a new nesties set of Janet's, and both they and the bird diecuts were cur from the darker bit of the card and sponged over to darken them still further - I quite liked this, and carefully preserved my 'stencils' to use again.
The last card was an idea from Janet, using her favourite Clarity Stamps in alium designs. A post-it mask for the centre square, and I used the small stamp randonmly around the edges using pale plum and perfect plum SU inks, with both inks sponged round the edges again. the large alium was stamped in the centre of the frame and embossed with purple powder - wow? -before the centre of the square was outlined with marker pen and matted onto a plae lilac and then onto a fancy edged card. A spare strip of card wa added to one side with sparkly brads .
I have told Moira she needs to get her own blog, but am not holding my breath!