Today I have managed to find time to finish my cards for this months Twofer #23 with the prompt of hearts.
For my first card, a valentines card, I have used the hexagon cover plate die from Concord & 9th again. This time I layered it 3 times to give the dimension and I used my alcohol markers to colour the hexagons and insert them back into their spaces in the die (that was a fiddle, you definitely need patience). I filled the spaces of 2 rows with Nuvo Crystal Glaze and let that dry before adding 2 more die cuts. The hexagons under the crystal glaze were actually painted with a gold paint pen but some of them look more green. I think that must be the light reflecting on the glaze.
My heart which is common to both cards is by Creative Expressions. I heat embossed it in gold, fussy cut it and then coloured the flowers with the same colours already used. The sentiment was heat embossed in white on a snippet of white card that I coloured with my marker pen. The message inside reads on Valentines Day.
The card has quite a nice shine which shows up better on this picture:
For my second card I stamped the heart 5 times on pearlescent velum and heat embossed it with gold pearl embossing powder. My original idea was to offset the flower so it was cut off at the edge but it didn't really work, I think because the hearts are a bit big, so I decided to centre it. I originally just stuck it down in the centre but the edges curled up too much so I stuck the edges down and then got annoyed with myself because you can see the glue! It is not stuck down all round so there is some dimension. The central flower is a button that had a loop on the back which I cut off.
Again you can see the shine and dimension better here:
I also wish I hadn't added the to you message as I don't think it adds anything. Anyway it is all a learning curve.
By the way, as it is quite dark in my craft room in winter, I am having to take my photos in the conservatory which is where my succulent and cacti collection are housed during the winter. As they are all around when I take the photo some have been finding their way into the pictures recently. I hope you like them.
I am also sharing the first card at Pixies snippets playground #369
I am off to watch Call The Midwife now.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today, I really appreciate it.