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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Rise of the Phoenix

Morning my crafting friends, so good of you to join me today, its always so nice to read your comments and views on my creations, I really appreciate it and I love doing the same back. Sadly though lately I seem to be spending more time blogging than actual crafting so whilst I will always look at your creations everyday I do apologize if I  don't always have time to  comment, sometimes I find it better to comment every other day which some of you may have noticed lol! 

Anyway, today's post is from one of Sheena's latest stamp set Little Bit Magical, The Phoenix. I love the colours of the Phoenix so I hope I have done it justice.

I started with my base card matting and layering Red card with Gold Miri Card, embossing the top layer of Red card. I cut a piece of White card to fit then brushed over with Glycerine, heat dried it and inked up the card with Distress inks. The Glycerine helped the colours blend better but the way I heat dried it left mottled marks on the card which I quite liked as it gave the impression of fire.

I stamped the 'Flame' along the bottom of the card a few times using Black archival ink then bleached certain areas at the top of the flames out to ink with Yellow to make the flames stand out more.

Using more White card I stamped the Phoenix with my Versamark ink pad then heat embossed areas in Yellow and Red embossing powder, once cold I rubbed Distress Inks over the top to fill in the gaps of colour. I messy cut this out and shaped the wings before attaching to the front of my card just above the flames. I then attached the whole piece to my base card.

I stamped the sentiment at the top of the card and there it was finished. Here is another view of the card.

The finished dimensions are 7.5" X 7.5".

Items Used:

Sheena Douglass Little Bit Magical From the Ashes
Creative Expressions Foundation card Red
Create and Craft Miri Card Gold
Sheena's White Stamping Card
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Squeezed Lemonade, Dried Marmalade and Fired Brick
Creative Expressions Embossing Powders Tropic Yellow Lustre and Ruby Blush Blaze
Archival Black Ink

Seeing as I have a couple of duplicate dies, gone below 200 finally on the crafty blogs and had my blog running over a year now I thought I would have a give away! Yes rather than having duplicate dies sitting on the shelf  I shall be giving them away in a draw, for the draw I shall put your names in a box and get hubby or son to pick out the winners, yes I did say winners as I have three dies to give away, the Male & Female Carolers and The Snowman, I shall put the Male & Female Carolers together as one prize as I think they should be together lol! The Snowman will be a separate prize. So if you want to be entered for the chance to win these then just comment on this post and say YES! I am doing it for this post only and you have until Friday night then I can post the winners names hopefully on Saturday. Please note these ARE NEW  dies not used ones lol! 

Thank you for looking and good luck, Jacquie xxx

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