My papercraft and card making projects

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

you are the one ....

a quick post this evening for a simple piece.

i just got hold of tim's [wooden mounted!] stamp of this face [david??] and thought i would use it with another of his new sentiments from his new stamps release

the base is my favourite 'valise' die cut from tissue-covered mount board, which i ran through a large script embossing folder after treating it to some distress stains and biscotti pearls.  as an afterthought i tried an idea that the gorgeous and talented Kaz told me about - using a few beads of beeswax, heated just with a gun and spread over:  lovely finish!!

the face is stamped onto watercolour card, torn out and 'inked up'!  i didnt want to overdo the face.  the sentiment is also on watercolour card and a little beeswax treatment followed by the crackle stamp [from the xmas set - such a versatile stamp and one i use loads now!]

i had a test piece from a spellbinders ironwork die cut and embossed with verdigris powder which looked nice behind the sentiment.  and i went totally over the top and used a pen nib ideaology embellishment!  it has the small easel on the back .... i am thinking cards dont really need to be standard fold in half things!!

i have another 3 variations of this ready to make as i want to give some more stock to my charity's shop.


  1. I'm impressed that you're using newly bought tools straight away. I think I still have stamps which have never seen ink. Love that your trying out new techniques too with the beeswax. Your charity shop is going to adore your contributions. Px

  2. I get stuck using the same materials and techniques. It is great that you are experimenting with all kinds of fun stuff. I need you to show me how to use tissue tape. I have some and have never used it. I think it looks really cool, but just haven't found and application for it yet. I love the verdigris embossing powder. I have it on my "wish list" shopping list.

  3. Very, very cool Tony! Loving the colour scheme and the colour scheme works brilliantly. Gorgeous xx

  4. I now have verdigris embossing powder on my wish list... because you know I just really need some more supplies!

  5. Just found your blog today! Enjoyed looking around and became your newest follower! :) Love your creations and look forward to seeing more!! ~HL


thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.
they are all most gratefully received.
i love to read them!!
xx tony