Monday, 10 October 2011

I'm all heart............... oh yes.............. they get worse (the headings) LOL

 Hello crafty people, It's a blustery, warm, fairly sunny day here, great for getting all the washing dry:0)
I have at last got my act into gear and made a card for LIM 36 This week the lovely Divas Chrissie and Mandi have challenged us to make a one layer card with hearts!

I used a Nelliie Snellen's die, I didn't cut with it though I embossed it, twice. In the centre of the overlapped designs I painted the metallic paint and then over the top again with clear crackle paint. When it was dry I did the little dots with a clear glitter gel pen.

It turned out okay and I think you can see the glittery pearly/ crackled  aspects of the layers of paint :0)








Edited: 
Chrissie and Carol asked how I embossed the images:
It really was straightforward, I just embossed both hearts using the no more shims embossing mat. The first heart (at the back) showed through the on the front but I used my easy score tool and flattened out the unwanted lines. Of course the paint helped to conceal the rest. Hope that helps:0)



I used Nellie Snellen Multi Frames Die MFD 022
Distress Crackle Clear Rock Candy
Paper Artsy Metallic paint
Sentiment from Waltzingmouse Fancy Phrases

30 comments:

Karen said...

A lovely card Gay - we must have thought along the same lines as I've used dies to emboss my card as well. Love the effect of the crackle paint - beautiful

Brigitte said...

....it's great. Beautiful card...

Chrissie said...

You've set the old grey cells working now.... how did you get overlapping embossings without the second pass through the machine flattening the first one?
I must admit to being really curious! Tell me the secret Gay!
Terrific paint effect too.
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Carol said...

This looks fabulous Gay, love the crackled paint effect. Would love to know how you did the embossing too! Carol x

Jules said...

Hi Gay

A gorgeous finished look .. .. loving all the crackle!!!

Love Jules xx

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous Gay,I love the technique you have used here.xxx

lisa said...

This is so effective, Gay. I had to read your instructions twice to get it into my thick head but I love the finished results. The crackle middle is amazing.
I'm moving to Surrey if you've got warm sunshine, we've had wet, windy and grey weather for three days running and two more are forecast, although we have to look on the bright side, Friday should be OK!!! Oh well, perfect crafting weather.
Enjoy your sunshine!!!
Hugs Lisax

Lynne said...

Fabulous Gay, love the crackle and I need to know how you did the embossing too.
Lynne xxx

Bonnie said...

Awesome technique! Those hearts with their shiny centers are gorgeous!

Crafting Aberrigines said...

The crackled effect is so right !!
I love it :)
Love
kalindi
http://craftingaberrigines.blogspot.com/

Pauline said...

What a fab technique, looks so wonderful especially with the gold sheen and the crackle effect. Beautiful!

Mandi said...

Gosh Im inreigued too Gay!

FAB card,
Thank you
mandi LIM

fatmonica said...

What a fabulous effect you've achieved.I love it!

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

WOW! This is super.

Hugs, Sandra

Viv said...

Oooh Gay what super hearts,just love that pearly crackly effect, great card too :O) Viv xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Mmmmm- I'm wondering how you created the double hearts too Gay - do tell! However you did it, it's fabulous!
Hugs, Sylvia xx

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Oooops - I have just spotted your "Edit" - now I understand how you did it you clever girl!!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx

hazel said...

A beautiful card Gay. I love the hearts and the crackle.
xxx Hazel.

Beryl K said...

Wow, this is stunning Gay. Love how you have done the embossing
Beryl x

Sue said...

This is beautiful Gay. I really like how you've crossed the hearts over - very clever bit of embossing. Sue.x

GinaA said...

This is lovely, thanks for the embossing tip.

Jan said...

This is great Gay, I love it! xx Jan

Shirley said...

The hearts turned out wonderful! What a great creative technique too! The card is beautiful!!

Jenny said...

Now this is very clever and what an amazing finished effect too. Love the crackled metallic effect :)
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

Yes I'm curious too! Love that crackle effect - in fact the whole card is so dimensional! Vx

Rosemary said...

what a clever card, gay! so very elegant!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous and I've never seen anything like it! I love the layering of the embossed hearts. I always love your crackle work.

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

wow, what a fabulous effect. beautiful card.

Dolly Daydreams said...

What a genius you are ! These are beautiful and perfectly crafted. I too was wondering how you did it , love the effect.

Marie

Lee said...

Really love this.