This was the second attempt at a card for my granddaughter. I am afraid that the first attempt which was quite different to this - an experiment with Brushos that went very wrong - went in the bin. Not often that happens, but I just couldn't rescue it!
So I decided on a completely different project. I had been watching the programmes on tv today using IndigoBlu Luscious powders, so decided to do the background with those. I used a random wash of blues, purples, golds and silver. When dry I used a stencil from Sheena Douglas with Flitter glue (another inspiration from watching the shows today!).
It's the the first time I have used Flitter glue through a stencil, and in fact although I have had them for many years, I haven't used my gilding flakes that much, apart from adding them as a finishing touch to some painting products. So I am hoping that the result doesn't look too bad.
I confess I did have a little problem stamping the name, as I picked up the wrong Stazon, which was beginning to run out - so I had to re-stamp it, and although I was using the clear stamps from Barbara Gray, these old eyes had a little trouble lining the stamps up again! Hey ho - as my Dad would say: A blind man would be pleased to see it!
The numbers were peel offs, which I coloured with Pebeo Black Marker. To do this I put them on my non-stick sheet to colour them. (Tip to remove the excess marker from the sheet I used Stick Away followed by alcohol hand gel - voila - removed!)
I then mounted the topper on black card, and finally on a silver pearlised card.
Hope she likes it