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Sunday, September 4, 2011

Metallics revisited

I am having so much fun with this metallic challenge at Less is More.
This morning, I did some more canning- love harvest season. After lunch, I decided to play.

I've gotten a bit of use out of my Boss Kut poinsettia die, and I decided to try it with red metallic paper.
I ran the die through twice, which gives it a nice, full look. Then I added the leaves, adhering them to the card stock with Glossy Accents. I seem to be using that as glue quite a bit lately. I stamped the sentiment on white and layered it over a bit of red. Easy, peasy. I did play with a few options, but decided to leave it plain, to let the flower stand on its own. 

 Yesterday, I was going through my stash of metallic papers- yes, I have an entire container just of metallics. I love coppery colours, and this one jumped out at me. I decided to try a couple of things with this card. I have never done the cracked glass technique, and I was a little nervous about trying it. I discovered that if you don't like what you have done, the cracks can be heated back up and they will fill in, then you can start from scratch.

I used three rounds of ultra thick embossing enamel then stuck it in the freezer for 10 minutes. After I cracked the enamel, I rounded the corners and adhered it to the brown card base. The inside of the card has a white insert so the writing can be seen.

One more day left of this weekend. Can't wait to play with some of the new toys I purchased on Saturday.


  1. Both your cards are really lovely CAS cards, Andrea. Your poinsettia is gorgeous, and I love the triple embossing and crackle effect on your second card.

  2. Great cards Andrea, I love Dasher in the cracked glass tile.
    Fabulous cards.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  3. Both are terrific cards. I love your poinsetttia card.
    Lynne xxx

  4. Hi Andrea, Two more gorgeous cards, love the beautiful poinsettia, such a statement and the coppery reindeer is just lovely, Gay xxx

  5. Two great cards Andrea, love the poinsettia. Carol x

  6. Two lovely cards, well done :O) Viv xx

  7. FAbulous cards Andrea, both so different
    I do have a soft spot for reindeers
    Thank you
    "Less is More"

  8. Oh wow 2 lovely cards. The reindeer almost looks lit from behind, love that poinsettia though, so effective

  9. What a stunning poinsettia - looks fantastic. Hugs Gill x