Monday, 13 October 2014

Season of Joy

Phew, what a busy week!. 2 workshops for Out Of The Blue & non stop Christmas deliveries & sorting to do in the shop. 
The weather seems to be changing & customers are buying with Christmas gifts & crafting in mind.

This first card is the project my half of our group made on Thursday at our Out Of The Blue card making workshop.
 It was quite a busy 2 hours with lots of heat embossing & stencilling with texture paste.

The card was made with the Season Of Joy Dreamweaver stencil & silver embossing paste.
After applying the paste onto purple card the paste was heated with a heat tool until it bubbled & added texture.
Here is a closer view of the texture achieved by this technique.

The background was made by embossing white card with an embossalicious embossing folder through my grand calibur.

Before running it through, I applied perfect medium to the debossed side of the folder. The clear ink was then transferred to my piece of card as it went through & the pattern was embossed into it at the same time.

Once removed from the folder, I applied silver embossing powder all over the piece of card & heat embossed it.

I then inked the embossed stars with dusty concord distress ink.
Areas of the scenery were enhanced with the same ink to create shadowing & depth &  I also applied treasure gold silver.

Final touches were silver & lilac ribbon tied with a double bow & some die cut & embossed Snowflakes edged with silver.

I also made the same card to show it in another colour way.

Finally, here's the card we made at the workshop on Tuesday. An additional workshop to our normal schedule.
We were asked to do this workshop as part of the Discover South Gloucestershire festival 2014.

This card was designed by Carole, my co workshop teacher & everyone really enjoyed making it, including me.
Its made using the Dasher & Tree stamps by Sam Poole from Creative Expressions. 
 If you don't already follow Carole's blog please pop over & check it out at 
She makes some beautiful cards & other great crafty projects.

Right, that's it from me for tonight. Its way past my bed time & I have another busy day tomorrow in the shop.

Thanks for joining me & please pop back again soon.

Amy x 


  1. These are gorgeous Amy, love the textures on the first 2 cards and beautiful scenes you have created on all your cards.
    Linda xxx

  2. Oh I do love that heated paste technique, I bet the workshop group loved it too, it is like magic! Your cards are gorgeous in both colour-ways Amy and I do love Carole's card, the little reindeer is just adorable. It is good to hear that you are busy in the shop too! Hugs, Anne xx

  3. Georgegeus work - really love the deer on the last card - such lovely details. :)

  4. Oh how fabulous x I love the cards, the colour ones in the first one are so glorious xx
    Sandie x

  5. Hi Amy your card is gorgeous. I know Carole well I was on Sam Poole's design team with her. You must enjoy working together. Hugs Jackie

  6. I love the texture on the stenciled cards, and the colours that you have used, very out of the box, brilliant!

  7. Beautiful cards and wonderful techniques on the first two. The third card is so cute but I love the gorgeous colours and elegance of the other two x

  8. Stunning cards Amy, love all the details and colours xx

  9. Ha, recognise all these cards Amy! Gorgeous! Hugs and see you soon, Carole Z X

  10. Such a stunning design! I love both colour schemes and the embossing looks so beautiful. The fancy bow is gorgeous too!