I've never lost my love for the arts and whilst in the USA in the early eighties, I found and bought my first rubber stamp and that was it... I was hooked!
I am one of the luckiest individuals to walk the face of this earth. Why? Because, not only am I grateful to be a member of the amazing Elusive Images Design Team but I'm also privileged to work for Elusive Images as their Sales and Marketing Manager. I get to work with fabulously talented people every day, to meet and chat to wonderful individuals in the trade who choose to come to Elusive Images to purchase stock for their stores and websites and I get to work with and demonstrate THE most incredible products (sometimes on TV to boot) and they call this Work!
OK, enough of me. Let me show you what I've been playing with today.
Snowflakes and Stars:
Pale Pink Pearlescent Card folded to A5 size
Fuchsia Satin Mirri Card
Elusive Images Christmas Themeplate - Lace Tree, Star and Snowflake images.
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Pink Taffy
Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens
White Embossing Powder = EP
Selection of dye based inks and a pigment ink pad
Length of Organza Ribbon and a brad.
1. I started by sponging some pink dye ink around the edges of the folded card and randomly stamped the star all over the card using the same colour dye ink.
2. Dry the card with a heat gun. Stamp the snowflake randomly around the four sides of the card with pigment ink. There's no need to go into the middle, it will be covered by the tag. Then emboss with white EP.
3. Now it's time to work on the tag. Using Pink Taffy Glimmer Mist spray, spritz the whole surface of the tag - lightly. Dry the tag and apply a second misting. Dry thoroughly.
4. Place a Glimmer Screen on the tag and sponge some pink dye ink over the screen. Change to a smaller screen and position at the top right of the tag. Sponge a darker pink dye ink over this screen. Dry well.
5. Using the snowflake stamp again and pigment ink, stamp twice on the tag and emboss with white EP.
6. Add some small adhesive pearls to the swirly branches of the tree and a brad to cover the hole in the tag.
7. Layer the tag to a piece of Fuchsia Mirri card pre-cut to size. Attach the mounted tag to the front of the card.
8. Finish with a length of matching organza ribbon tied in a bow along the crease of the card.
I am not normally a 'Pink' person but when I picked up that bottle of Pink Taffy I just knew it had to be pink. Yummy!
And a final word - if I had to choose my favourite Elusive Images product I think it would have to be the stamps. I am a stickler for detail, quality, cutting edge design and value for money and these stamps hit the mark every time. With just one themeplate, some plain card and a selection of inks you can create your own backgrounds, the focal image of the card and if you've chosen wisely, the sentiment too.