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Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Ex Libris and Kindness Matters


 This afternoon I finally got to play with my new stamp Ex Libris, which is just lovely. Here I have embossed it with Pool Party Embossing Powder over Very Vanilla Cardstock, then I sponged it with Crumb Cake ink and mounted it onto some First Edition DSP. The sentiment is from an old Sale-a Bration set from 2012 in Crumb Cake punched with the Extra Large Oval Punch and layered on the Decorative Label Punch shape which layers nicely on the Ex Libris plate. I have used some Natural Trim Ribbon and Linen Thread to decorate and an Antique Brad to hold it all in place.
The butterflies are from Kindness Matters. These were a bit more work- I stamped them first with Basic Grey onto Crumb Cake cardstock using the stamp-a majig, so that I could stamp over that exactly with Versamark ink which I then covered with Clear Embossing powder and heat embossed. To add colour I used the blender pen, some pool party and a touch of Gumball Green ink. I'm not much good with colouring but I find that if it is clear embossed first it is much easier. I'm not sure about the addition of the images from Established Elegance, but they needed to be in permanent ink and brown would have been better. Anyway...There's a shot of the inside decorated also - i just have to do that to feel it's completed.
Thanks for looking, Liz

1 comment:

thanks so much for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate it, Liz