Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Dream in Blue

Ok you guys, you can all have a laugh at me. 
I tried three times to emboss this chandelier, 
before I discovered that I'm using the wrong ink.
I need slow drying pigment ink.
Duh! I told you I was new to this inky stuff.

I played along at Seize the Sketch
The hardest part of this whole card was the little banner.
The white pieces were die cut, but I had to cut the blue card freehand.  
Top of my list is a new, all singing, all dancing banner die.

As you can see below, the chandelier and little bird
are die cut and popped up on foam pads.

If anyone can recommend a cheap set of inks that work
for embossing, that would be great.

Deep Ocean Blue - Birthday
Shopping Our Stash - Winter Blue

Hero Arts Chandeliers Stamps and Dies     Memento Inks - Summer Sky, New Sprout
Whimsy Stamps - Circle Postmarks           Gems. Pennant Die, Embroidery Thread.


Sue said...

Gorgeous card Caroline. A fabulous design and I love the colours.
Sue xx

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous card

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is gorgeous, a gorgeous creation huggles Pops x x x

Debs said...

Gorgeous elegant card Caroline. Love the colour.
Pigment inks or specific embossing inks are best for heat embossing - sometimes it is better to pay a little extra for a quality ink pad rather than a cheaper version - you usually get a better finish :o)
Brilliance inks come in small dewdrop sizes of a full sized pad - the small ones are about £1.60 and the full sized ones are about £4.50ish!!!
Hope this helps.
Debs xx

Sherry Eckblad said...

I love the chandelier.
Thanks for joining us at Seize the Sketch!

~amy~ said...

I love that chandie!
Thanks for playing with us at Seize the Sketch♥

Leslie Hanna said...

Love this! And yeah, banners without the dies can be time-consuming.

For a good all-around embossing ink, get a Versamark pad. It's clear and designed for embossing. You can use colored embossing powders with it, or clear. You can also stamp onto colored card stock with it for a tone-on-tone look.

Even if you eventually buy some pigment inks, everyone should have a Versamark pad in their collection.

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Caroline, this is such a fun design and your execution is wonderful, for all your false start! It's so fresh and adorable in the colors you've used!! Hugs, Darnell

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Love your unique take on the sketch! That chandelier is fabulous. for what it is worth, the banner was the hardest part for me, too! Not sure why as I think they are way cute.

Susan Renshaw said...

This is so pretty - love the blues!

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

I gave up on embossing a long time ago. So I think it is great you are trying it out and learning too! I love the chandelier!

Donna said...

Beautiful! I love the chandelier and the pennant banner!!
Thanks for playing along with the "Winter Blues" challenge at Shopping Our Stash!

Dottie Seubert said...

Caroline: Beautiful love your choice of colors, first time visiting and m now a follower, also first time playing along with the Seize the Sketch.
Great Job !

jessica said...

What a beautiful card! Great colors and perfect take on the sketch!
Thanks for sharing and linking your project up over at Seize The Sketch! Hope you will join us for our next challenge starting on Tuesday.
Seize The Sketch DT

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful use of the sketch - love that lamp! Thanks for joining in with STS!