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DCM-Stockings and Gold

Posted by manicstamper on November 27, 2007

Oh yay!!! I have actually done a DCM dare on the day it was posted and I am chuffed to bits.
Today was Stockings……and not the saucy kind….lol!!! So despite having put a lot of my Christmas stuff away I do still have some stamps out and the little template I drew for the stocking a couple of weeks ago was still lying on my desk so……….the stocking has been cut from two pieces of Stazon/Isopropyl background card I made and this has then been stamped and embossed using a Penny Black stamp and gold embossing powder.
The Swirl and Merry Christmas stamp are from Hot Off The Press clear stamp sets and in hindsight I shouldn’t really have embossed the greeting as the detail is quite fine but hey ho…….you learn by your mistakes.
The gems were free in a magazine package that DD bought for me and the stocking has been attached to the card with a little plastic thing from my new tag gun so that it swings.

This is my card for the Gold dare. The scan isn’t fabulous because the embellishment I made is quite dimensional.
Background is once again Stazon/Isopropyl……cos I love it….lol!!!
The embellishment is shrink plastic with gold embossing powder and while it was still hot I sprinkled it with a turquoise and gold bead and glitter mixture. I think they are called Accentz and they are from Provocraft.
I have to stress that I did the wire myself……….only because usually if I do anything with wire it looks like something the dog chewed up and I am a bit pleased with how this turned out……lol!!!

Had a very busy day at the shop today. We were packing stock away and taking down the shelves and slat boarding. By 4pm my leg was absolutely killing me again so I reckon something must be a bit out of kilter in there somewhere…..may have to pay a visit to somebody to see if they can put it right.

I was so tired that I dozed off while watching a programme about the Titanic. I hope they repeat it as I think I have seen every film and documentary ever made on this subject.

No more playing for me tonight as I have to make some cards for the local shop. My stocks get very low while I am designing all the time for Christmas workshops and demos so now I have to play catch up with those and I try to make at least ten a day sometimes more if I can.

Bye for now then



17 Responses to “DCM-Stockings and Gold”

  1. EllePiggo said

    Fab cards, I haven’t had a play with shrink plastic for ages!!

  2. Jackie said

    I love your stocking card.
    You so need the Christmas tree paper by Scrapworks (in fact, they are all yummy so you need them too. *evil laugh!*)

  3. Hazel said

    Love all the detail on the stocking – fab card.

  4. Sandy said

    Wow wonderful Cards. Great work. Love it.

  5. stamp and scrape said

    The stocking card is so elegant – I must have a go at this technique. Love the other one too!

  6. Andrea, said

    Gorgeous cards, the stocking is fab

  7. All Pink girl said

    Stunning cards love them both,Dawn

  8. ink'n'rubba said

    both are stunning cards Sheila – I remember your demo with stazon etc in Totnes a year or so ago – mine never turned out quite as good as yours though!

  9. Jilli said

    What beautiful cards! Especially love the stocking. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog.

    What a wonderful place we live in lol! I don’t live in the town, I’m in one of the villages.

  10. Juliet said

    Love the stocking card and the HOTP stamps.

  11. Clare said

    Lovely cards, the technique for the backgrounds is gorgeous.

  12. bubblegum said

    Love both these cards, the stocking is beautiffuly embossed and the gold looks great – well done. šŸ™‚

    Debbie x

  13. Night Owl Designs said

    Beautiful cards! Love the dark, dramatic colours.

  14. Glitter Monkey said

    Two really beautiful cards. I especially love the stocking – the background card is stunning. Lol x

  15. glitterangel said

    I love the stocking card, gorgeous detail.

  16. Kathy said

    Oh Sheila, I’m blown away by these cards, they are so beautiful – that stocking is wonderful, what fabby colours and swirls etc As for your shrink plastic – well, that’s just stunning, I can’t help thinking what a lovely piece of jewellery it would make – from the photo you’d never guess it was SP

  17. debby4000 said

    Fantastic stocking,absolutely beautiful.

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