This week Creative Card Crew wants black card stock, and Less Is More is asking for a one layer card with the theme of "3". This card has 2 sets of three: stamping, gilding flakes and dry embossing, as well as the three birds. It's the first time I've tried gilding flakes and I have to say, I think the effect is amazing - SO much better than my photography in the light of this apology of a British summer's day can reproduce. You'll have to trust me when I tell you that this card is a million times more dramatic in real life. The black is really black not grey, and the metallics glow - I LOVE that combination.
I used the same theme for this other card for House Mouse and Friends and Show us your Twinchies, a new site I just discovered which only launched last week, both of which have a theme of summer. I presume it's OK to mount my twinchies on a card already? Hopefully someone will tell me if I've broken the rules already! Twinchies are tiny pieces of art, just two inches by two inches, hence the name. I like the idea of small. Small and clean and simple. That's me. :-)
This adorable House Mouse stamp is masked before I stamped in sections, coloured it with Copics, Distress Inked (on my brand new craft sheet - yes I caved and I'm glad I did!) and the Patina Stickles were applied with a brush. It's another "3" card. Nothing to do with forgetting that the LIM card was supposed to be one layer. Of course. Ahem.