Friday, 15 July 2011

Mom's Birthday Card!

Sorry about the crooked picture!  I'm full from dinner which sends my brain on vacation!
This card started by me playing around with a new toy!  Yes, once again I treated myself after a long day working in Nanaimo haha!  My favourite stamp store in Nanaimo, Crafty Capers, has new toys!  The technique is 'debossing' and done with Letterpress Plates that you can use with the CuttleBug.  The plate I used is called Corner Trellis and for my first try it turned out pretty kewl! 
For debossing on this card I used a Brilliance Piment Ink Pad in Cosmic Copper.  After I debossed the paper and heat set it I used Copper Stickles to make it sparkle!  The rest is pretty easy to figure out... stamp the sentiment, add ribbon and presto!

Here are two close up pics so you can see what the Letterpress plate does!

Supplies used:
Stamps:  Unknown (I discarded the packaging before I learned that you shouldn't so you know what you're using!
Ink:  Brilliance Cosmic Copper, Memento Black
Stickles:  Copper
Ribbon:  Michaels Christmas
Eyelets:  Canadian Tire Hardware Dept.

Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Update on Cards for Ethyl!
I received eight in the mail today... one from Australia, New York State, Iowa, Revelstoke, Nanaimo, Courtenay, Calgary and Gail in Nothern Alberta where they live in igloos!  Thank you sooo much my Chickee friends!!  This is soooo exciting!


Challenges entered:
UnstampaBelles Challenges - The only stamp allowed is the sentiment!


Anonymous said...

Hahaha, we DO live in igloos!
Glad it made it there!
Hope it's appropriate and what you're looking for!
Love the card. I've seen these letter press plates, but don't have any .......yet!

Sara I. said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the gold flourish and beautiful sentiment!

Myrna said...

Oh, oh, you little enabler you!! This is a gorgeous card. Might just have to give Victoria a call. lol

Merry said...

What a pretty card the way you have debossed it and added the glitter. Thanks for joining in our Celebrations challenge at Unstampabelles. Can I ask that you add a link to us to qualify to enter into the prize draw. :-)

Brenda said...

Wow, this is pretty amazing. Sometimes I wish they would stop making new tools!! LOL, I have too many and there is always a new "want"!!

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Woo! This is really pretty. Mom will love it. I've seen the letter press items at Hobby Lobby, but I didn't know they worked with the Cuttle Bug.
Now I'm thinking I will HAVE to have them! Way to go, Sheree.

Anonymous said...

You can use this with the CuttleBug using this sandwich...
A Plate - Bottom
Letterpress next face up
Chunk of cheap craft felt
B Plate on top

Good luck!

NancyD said...

Oh, that is very nice. I think I need to stop in and see Victoria again!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Sheree, can you hear me saying WOW!!! WOW!!! Very pretty she's going to love this.

Hugs, Lori m

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Beautiful card! Love all the glittery stickles! Thanks for joining again in our first challenge over at Unstampabelles!

Judy Tesla Stark said...

Fabulous blog and beautiful work.
"I am a new follower and found your blog through The Outlawz Follow Me Forum"

Sandy said...

I saw your card on the Unstampabelles challenge its lovely. Love your new toy the debossing looks fab, I've joined as a follower,

Sandy said...

Hi, me again, just letting you know I got the addy from Jane to send a card for your friend, Ethyl, my little group that meet on Thursdays all did a card for her and we will send them off together - so there will be 4 cards coming from Adelaide, Sth. Australia probably in about 3 weeks as this is about the delivery time I've usually experienced to Canada,

Rhonda Miller said...

This is beautiful.