Tuesday, 3 May 2016

Same stamp and die, different looks

A couple of weeks back I had a lovely parcel arrive from Justin and Gordon at Be Creative. It had the new wonder crystals (embossing crystals) in it and I just didn't have time to play! I managed some time last week and this is what I came up with.
The scene behind the trees was created using inkylicious stamps and ink dusters. I then cut the tree die from a wonder sheet. I peeled one side of the wonder sheet off and covered it in the crystals before heating. Once melted the crystals are so flexible. I then peeled off the backing and applied over the scene.  I wouldn't have thought of doing it that way round but it worked a treat and meant no buckled card from the heat underneath! The base card was covered in Be creative paper from the Nature's portrait pad. I rather liked this, so decided to have a go with a different colour scheme.
For this one I stamped the base card with leaves. I think this colour for the silver birches might work a bit better over a dark blue or purple scene.
Then I tried purples and peaches...
 The papers behind this one are from an Artylicious CD from Chocolate Baroque. The small leaves are a Joycraft die and have been rubbed over with gilding wax.
The crystals are lovely to use and with all of these gave a great coverage with one sprinkling. You won't need to triple emboss with them. Double embossing will be thick enough.
I am still experimenting, and will try to show you more soon. Look out for the crystals on the Hochanda website and at shows. More colours will also be available soon.
Thanks for looking!

7 comments:

  1. Ohhhh Sal, you're so clever and imaginative, I really love your use of this new product and stamp, LOVE how you've used it, plus your clever backgrounds ..
    Thanks so much for the inspiration,
    Shaz in Oz.x

    {Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

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  2. Fab samples Sally, haven't seen the embossing crystals yet but I'm looking forward to seeing them on Saturday at Port Sunny yippee!,.

    Joan.

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  3. Gorgeous Sally, love the colour way of the first one!
    Val x

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  4. Wow!! absolutely fabulous Sally, gorgeous creations, and the crystals are so beautiful.And this is you just practising!! Kate x

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  5. Wow, stunning! Love the effect of the stamped trees in the background showing between the diecut ones.

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  6. OH! my goodness you have done it AGAIN, these are fabulous cards, beautiful techniques too.

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  7. Lovely cards, I love the different effects you've created.

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