Friday, 23 January 2009

Lots of Love

Now this card I have made for someone special, and have managed to use 3 challenges to complete it. Firstly I have used the sketch from Friday Sketchers and it was a wonderful sketch to work with. The theme on Charisma Cardz is 'Love', and the ABC challenge this week is to have an 'X' somewhere on your card. I also had a try at a new technique that i had not tried before and had seen somewhere in blogland while blog hopping but not sure who's blog it was because i closed the window before taking note, so I appologise If you are reading this and I have not given you the acknowledgement.

The Technique is ebmossing velvet and wow does it give a fantastic finish. I was lucky enough to find some black velvety material in my scraps box so tried it out and it works wonderful. I used the stamp free with papercraft inspirations. The technique was :
stamp right way up. lay velvet top side down on the stamp. Spritz with water to wet the velvet, then hold an iron on cotton setting onto the stamp and velvet for 10-20 seconds or until the velvet is dry.

I will definitely be trying this technique again and am now going to search for scraps of velvet in all the charity shops so that i can do more of it


Anonymous said...

awww jilly this is stunning! i love it! thanks for playing with charisma cardz carly xx

megastamper said...

wow that looks so fabolous and precious.
thank you for your entry to my sketch at friday sketchers.
hugs, bea

Paula said...

Oh wow Jilly this card is stunning wow. Thankyou for taking part in Charisma Cardz Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card Jilly, love it!

Marlene x

Jane Carroll said...


thanks for joining us this week on ABC

hugs jane x

Bev said...

Fabulous! Love the colour scheme, it's so classy. The velvet looks amazing
hugs Bev x

Vee said...

Now this is amazing!!!
What a great card, thank you for joining Charisma Cardz challenge this week.

xx Vee

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Super card, love how you have created the opening.
Thanks for joining us at FS.
Carole x

aardvarkpest said...

Stunning card. I'll have to have a go now at stamping on velvet.

Craftyanny said...

on my, that is stunning work. Very elegant card. Good luck in the challenge

Cathy said...

Fabulous card. I love the velvet embossed heart - must give that a go myself.
Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge.
Cathy xx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Good luck with the challenges!


Alison said...

this is fantastic, I love the fold. Thanks for joining us this week on the ABC challenge.

Louise said...

Thank you Jilly. It looks great, will give it a go!!
Louise x

cats whiskers said...

Just Stunning!!!!!!!
Hugs Jacqui xx

Sharon said...

Stunning card!Love the effect of that technique and the way the card opens. Superb work. Thanks for joining us ar Charisma Cardz Challenge.
Sharon xx

Nicola said...

Wowzers, what a stunning card. Must try this stamping on velvet. -x-

rozzy said...

Wonderful card xx