Monday, 8 December 2014

Embossed Duet - Round II Card 42 and 43

I was invited to join a group of card makers on the first Wednesday of each month.  They meet up in the morning and make a card or two...then all head out for a nice lunch. The group rotates through designing a card and making up card kits for the others.

Today was Joyce's turn. She kindly had 2 cards for each of us to make...same design but different colours. This was a quick and fairly easy card to make. A couple of embossing folders provided the textures, and the gold gilded edges  and silver edges were done with metallic felt pens.


Once I got home, I wiped a wee bit of Silver coloured Viva Gold over the embossed image on the blue card. I got a wee bit smeared off the edges of the embossed image so I wet a paintbrush and wiped off the excess. I then sort of painted over thewhole surface of the blue rectangle, thereby watering down the smeared bit and blending it about the whole surface. It worked like a charm and gave a lovely very light difference in shading to the rectangle!

Problem averted. Hopefully, you can see the faint shimmer here...


I also pulled out my stickles and painted it over the burgundy embossed present too. I usually only like to use the Stardust stickles but tried out Diamond instead as it gives a gold shimmer which seemed appropriate to the gold pen detailing on the black mat.

I plan to use these cards to give a gift of a wee bit of cash.  Hopefully the family members involved will see the significance of the present tied with heartstrings!

No challenges for these cards as they are not my designs, nor my snippets! lol

20 comments:

Doreen said...

Two gorgeous cards,fab designs.xxx

debby4000 said...

Beautiful cards.
luv
Debby

brenda said...

That sounds like the perfect crafty pastime mo, sometime I really wish I lived nearer to other crafters - should I say near to anyone really, we are in the middle of nowhereland.

Elegant card, embossing can look for smart.

B x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Love these! Cute style and beautiful embossing!

jimlynn said...

Both are so lovely! Love the gold edging and all that beautiful embossing.
Lynn

cotnob said...

Two fabulous cards, I love the two different colours and your added details.
Pauline
x

Carol said...

Two lovely cards Maureen. Many thanks also for the gorgeous Christmas card which arrived this morning, love the cute image and all the sparkle. Carol x

Kathleen said...

Two really lovely cards, simple but effective.

KAth x

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

very pretty cards!
And fun get together idea.
A group of neighbor friends tried this for a while. We would meet one night a month and teach each other different crafts and techniques but unfortunately it fizzled.
I really enjoyed it!

Sandra H said...

These are so lovely x

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Maureen, two very beautiful cards, love the simplicity of them, Hugs Kate x

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are gorgeous Mo, I love the embossing
Kevin xx

Jean said...

Two lovely cards, both colourways look great. I love the swirly embossing and the touches of metallic.
Jean x

Carol L said...

ohhhh, I really like this pair of purty cards! Great embossing!

Sassy Raggedy said...

How simple and yet both are just fantastic. Hugs, joann

Mrs A. said...

Thank you so much for your gorgeous card that arrived today. I think you have made it with flocking? The effect is lovely. These cards above are very stylish and fab colours. hugs Mrs A.

MaryH said...

Beautiful cards, and I loved your additions ideas. The Viva Gold did add some shimmer, ditto the Diamond Stickles. I like that one & Rock Candy very much. How you have time to join a card group just now is beyond me! But hat's off to you for doing so, as it sounds like loads of fun, followed up by a nice lunch. Loved the clean look on each of the cards and the pretty embossing. TFS &Hugs too.

Sue said...

Fab cards Mo!! thanks for your well wishes I'm having a quick commenting session lol huggles Sue xx

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a nice and easy card design and so versatile as you can change up the color schemes with ease. It would make a nice birthday card too.

Greta said...

Wonderful design & so pretty!