Sunday, 10 August 2008

Tilda & Co Challenge ~ Christmas is coming

This is an image sent to me by Fiona in a swap on the Docrafts site. It's always a little worrying when colouring a swapped image as there's no chance of stamping another should it all go pear-shaped!
The greeny papers were free with a magazine, can't remember which, and the red is a free download from the Canon Scrapbook site.
I heat embossed the little brads with moss green embossing powder as I didn't have any that matched the colours of the papers. It also gives an enamelled finish, which I much prefer to the original brads.

To heat emboss brads, this is what I do
1. Holding the brad in tweezers (very important as they get very hot) tap on a clear Versamark ink pad
2.Dip in the desired colour of embossing powder and shake off the excess
3. Carefully melt the powder with a Heat gun and repeat with another layer if required.
4. Allow the embossing to cool slightly before putting down and to cool completely before using on your project.

I hope that this may have been of some use to some of you!

20 comments:

  1. Oh my! This is just gorgeous - love the papers. The image is so sweet and so beautifully coloured

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  2. This is such a lovely card. Its great that you are starting to get your Christmas cards made. I have only made about 2 so far, only another 100 or so to go!
    Lynsey:)

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  3. Such a sweet and gorgeous card. There is a little something for you on my blog! xx

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  4. Gorgeous Xmas card. The green and red look very traditional.

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  5. That image looks like it is a Tilda stamp. I think you are so talented, thinking outside the box with the brads, I mean.

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  6. Great Xmas card love the colours and the design layout. Thanks for joining us this week
    Hugs Jacqui x

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  7. Fabulous card, love the papers you used.

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  8. Clever clogs with the brads, a lovely festive card xx

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  9. Hi beautiful card love the papers you have used and the christmas Tilda is lovely!!!!!

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  10. Ohh jeee!! Love this card! The colors and pp is awesome! TFS

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  11. Wow stunning card so cute ,love it ,Dawnx

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  12. Love this card Chrissie! What a fab idea with the brads-may have to have a go at that!xx

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  13. This is a really beautiful card - love every single thing about it - well done
    -x-

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  14. What a lovely card, love how you have used the braid paper in the background love Arlinex

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  15. Lovely card! Image is lovely!!!

    Hugs, Tiina

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  16. This is so nice, well done :o)

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  17. Stunning card! Just love that image with those papers.
    kim x

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  18. What gorgeous card once again. Love Arlinex

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  19. Gorgeous card, great tip on the embossing on brads.

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Thanks,
Chrissie