Wednesday, April 01, 2015

A little less is more creative time.

Good morning all and how are you this cold and snowy April afternoon?
I guess I should shout out "white rabbits!"
I think my boys have forgotten it is April fools day today, phew but one of my pals did get me on Facebook first thing, well done Ali, I fell right into that one!

My plans for today......
I was hoping to make it to the auctions soon, then to the garden centre to get some plug plants for the garden.  The snow and howling gale, I have to say, are putting me off leaving the comfort of the warm house.  I could stay in and craft!*

This morning I decided to have a play with an embossing plate I purchased quite a while a go from Papertrey ink, I just haven't got around to using it.
I have made a minimal birthday card for my brothers partner, it is her birthday later this month.  Get me being organised!
She likes minimal cards and is a big fan of pink.

I have used embossing powder direct to the plate and then added a similar product to perfect pearls, which I've had for many, many years.  I have then matte and layered in corresponding card stock and added pearls to match.  The sentiment and die are by SU.
How about a close up...

I like the uneven coverage of the powder obviously dependant on where the ink sits.  It is just a shame you can't see the pearlescent shimmer that you get on tilting the card, it does give a whole different dimension but it is difficult to pick up with the camera.
I think this would be lovely in silver or gold for wedding or anniversary cards but then you could use it for almost any occasion if you dress it up accordingly.
I guess you could say 6 months down the line, I am happy with my purchase!

That's all from me today, enjoy your Wednesday, oh and I nearly forgot, I found my book so now I just need to order more wool.  Catch you soon and happy crafting.  x


Lau W said...

Oh wow ! Superb design ! And so pink aw love that !

Patricia said...

Beautiful, just absolutely stunning, so elegant, I love it.
Thick snow on the hills we see out the kitchen windows.
Blooming freezing, what happened to the lovely weather we had last week??
Patricia xxx

Hazel said...

Stunning and beautiful Erika .

Hazel said...

Sorry Erika pressed before had finished my comment . Enjoy your time with your boys . Hazel x

marion said...

The card is perfect, love this, lots of hugs, Marion

Carol said...

This is very pretty Erika, love embossing plate. No snow here but very cold! Carol x