Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Stuck on you .....

.... I'm still recovering from a really fun weekend at Shrewsbury Folk Festival.  Lots of great music to hear, dancers to watch, people to chat to - generally a fabulous time.  Apart from the weather!!  Autumn has officially arrived.  I think I spent the whole weekend wearing my rain mac and several t-shirts to keep warm.  And we did cheat a bit too - the festival is only an hour's drive from home and we decided to sleep in our beds and warm house on Saturday and Sunday nights!  Yes, I know - we're wimps!  But warm wimps.

I've not felt much like crafting since we got home - still tired, but I decided to have a go at this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge - CFC17 - to use stickers (rub-ons) in a clean and simple design.  I've left it very late to enter my cards - yes cards!  I've made two. 


I decided to use some gilding flakes on black flower peel offs.  I think this technique makes peel offs look really stunning - and it's such a simple technique.  You need double sided sticky plastic, some peel offs and gilding flakes.  First cut the double sided sticky to fit your peel off.  Then select a peel off and remove from the backing sheet, lay it face down on a smooth surface.  Next remove one of the protective layers on the sticky plastic and and put the sticky surface down on to the peel off.  Next put the sticky surface into your gilding flakes - they stick really quickly.  Then use a stick pad to rub off the excess flakes - work over the box of gilding flakes.  Finally, remove the backing protective sheet and attach the sticky side direct to your card or to a mat layer.  Here are my cards:

Spellbinders:  Scalloped Rectangles Lg (S4-133) #5
Accessories:  Peel off, gilding flakes, sentiment rub on and card from stash


Accessories: Peel off, gilding flakes, sentiment rub on and card from stash

I have gilding flakes in gold/silver, which I used for the Friends always card, and red tones for the thank you card.  These cards were really quick to make, but I think they have quite a dramatic impact.

I'm so pleased to have made a couple of cards this evening.  I've got a couple of cards in mind for two of my favourite challenges - Less is More and Waltzingmouse Sketch - and I hope to share them with you tomorrow evening.  Tomorrow is 1st September - and time for the new St Luke's Chairty Card Challenge - do drop by to check it out.  See you later.

11 comments:

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way you come up with different techniques & this is rather striking. It's been very cold here so good you slept at home; too wet & cold for camping certainly! I think you were very sensible. Hope you recover some energy quickly.
Paula (PEP)

veronica said...

looks great. quick and easy!

Pauline said...

Welcome back! I don't blame you in the least not camping in this horrid weather! It's so cold! And the leaves on the trees are already on the turn! Roll on bonfire night lol!
Two fab cards, an interesting technique, and how satisfying to make two cards today! Glad you're back!

Julie Day said...

Oooo what a fab card, I love this look :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Jen W. said...

These are awesome, Deborah! What a fantastic effect and it really does make those peel offs look stunning. :)

Tracy said...

I really like this, beautiful :)

Laura Davis said...

Oh so beautiful!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Jackie said...

Beautiful card, I love the antique effect :o)
Jackie xx

Jaclyn Miller said...

Wow, that is a really neat technique. I always look at those type of stickers and think what on earth will I do with that, but you've made it look awesome! Thank you so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

Virginia L. said...

Hi Deborah! Thanks for sharing your process of creating this intricate-looking card! So cool and beautiful! Also, thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Vicky Hayes said...

They certainly do have dramatic impact! I'm constantly learning from you Deborah!

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